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Audit and Risk Committee

The aim of the committee is to advise the Accounting Officer on the strategic processes concerning risk management and governance.
Click on the link on the right to read about the committee’s remit.
The Audit and Risk Committee holds at least three meetings a year. The members are Rheon Tomos (Chair), Dr Ian Rees, Iorwen Brooks-Jones and Liz Aitken.
Rheon Tomos
He is an accountant and member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy. He started his career in local government and then became a senior manager with the Audit Commission. He worked for a period as a Director for Deloitte & Touche LLP. He now runs his own consultancy. He is a Member of TDE Associates and specialises in corporate management and governance in general, including providing training.
He is Vice-Chair of the S4C Authority and chairs its audit and risk committee. He is a non-executive director at ESTYN as well as a member of National Museum Wales’s risk committee. 
Iorwen Brooks-Jones
A solicitor with 37 years experience specialising in commercial property.  She worked for over 15 years at Capital Law LLP as a consultant solicitor and previously was a partner at two law firms in south Wales. 
Since 2017, she is a board member of the Cadarn Housing Group Ltd, who have over 3,000 homes operating in the Vale of Glamorgan and Rhondda Cynon Taf.  She is a member of the Implementation Group for Cadarn’s new In-house Contractor. Over the years, she has represented organisations such as Ladbroke Racing, Associated British Ports, Newydd Housing Association, Inmarsat Plc and the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales and has been a guest lecturer at Cardiff’s Metropolitan University.
Liz Aitken
Dr Ian Rees
He is Principal of Coleg Menai and senior director with responsibility for external Affairs with Grŵp Llandrillo Menai. Prior to this he was Principal/Chief Executive of Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor and Head of Ysgol y Moelwyn, Blaenau Ffestiniog. Over the years he has also been a director on a number of bodies, including Nant Gwrtheyrn Language Centre, Fforwm and the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol. He has also been a member of ELWa’s  Mid Wales Regional Committee.
Between 2006 and 2012 he was a member of the Arts Council of Wales. He was Vice-Chair of the Council, and chair of the audit and risk Committee between 2009 and 2012.  He is chair of Ysgol  Treferthyr, Cricieth,  board of governors, and member of Côr Eifionydd.
How to become a member
If you are interested in becoming a member, and are experienced in either financial auditing or corporate risk, the Commissioner would be pleased to hear from you. The Committee’s Remit can be found by following this link.
Expressions of interest should initially be made via e-mail to  For an informal discussion about the role, you may contact the Senior Finance and Resources Officer on 0345 6033 221.

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