CIPFA Public Finance Live Cymru (Wales)

Carol Culley OBE CPFA, Deputy Chief Executive and City Treasurer, Manchester City Council

Carol is the Deputy Chief Executive and City Treasurer at Manchester City Council. She is the Council’s Section 151 Officer and has responsibility for Finance and Procurement, Commercial Governance, Revenues and Benefits and Customer, Internal Audit, HROD, ICT and Capital Programme Delivery. Carol leads Manchester’s transformation programme and the Zero Carbon Action Plan, whilst also serving as the Senior Responsible Officer for Factory International and Our Town Hall projects.  Her previous roles in Manchester include Assistant Chief Executive for Finance and Performance, and Assistant Director of Finance and Commissioning for Social Services.  Carol has a wealth of experience in financial management, governance and assurance and fulfilling trustee roles.  She is CIPFA qualified, has a diploma in management and is a member of the CIPFA Council. Carol was recently appointed as chair of the CIPFA Public Financial Management Board and is CIPFA Junior Vice President. In her spare time, she is an avid Southampton fan and season ticket holder. Carol also enjoys running and walking in the Peak District.

Dewi Morgan, CIPFA CYMRU Wales President

Dewi is the Head of Finance for Cyngor Gwynedd, Gwynedd Council, a role he has held since January 2022. Having qualified from Aberystwyth University with a degree in Maths, Dewi started his career in public service and has held a series of finance roles during his career. An active and enthusiastic supporter of CIPFA, Dewi has been President of CIPFA Cymru Wales since 2022 and is passionate about championing the voice of CIPFA members, contributing to national discussions on the role of public finance leaders and ensuring Wales is well represented in how the Institute develops.

Andrea Byrne, Journalist and presenter

Andrea is one of the faces of ITV News. She anchors the BAFTA award-winning daily news programme Wales at Six, as well as ITV’s national bulletins. This has included ITV Weekend News, Lunchtime News, Evening News and News at Ten. Prince Harry and David Cameron are among the many high-profile names she has interviewed. Andrea also presents the current affairs programme Wales This Week and writes a regular column on motherhood for Cardiff Life magazine. She is an Ambassador for ‘Women in Wales’ and ‘The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme’ and a Trustee for the organ donation charity, ‘Believe’.

Adrian Crompton, Auditor General for Wales

Adrian Crompton was recommended by the National Assembly for Wales for appointment as the Auditor General for Wales. He was formally appointed to the position by HM The Queen in July 2018. As head of Audit Wales, he oversees the annual audit of over £20 billion of taxpayers’ money and reports on value for money matters across the Welsh public sector. Most of Adrian’s career has been spent supporting parliamentary democracy at a Welsh, UK and international level. Prior to his current appointment, he held various senior roles within the Senedd and, before then, in the House of Commons. He spent several years providing expertise and practical support to senior politicians and civil servants at the heart of projects nurturing democratic transition in Sudan, Iraq, Egypt and Jordan.