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Anne-Louise is Executive Director for Communications and Change at Audit Wales. This follows a career in Local Government in Yorkshire and Humberside, Kent, London and most recently Blaenau Gwent.
Throughout her career Anne-Louise has focussed on developing local government services, developing people, and ensuring the financial and human assets are aligned to achieving better outcomes for citizens.
Her roles have included providing leadership across a wide portfolio of services including HR/OD, Communications, Customer Services, Procurement and Transformation. The role of digital in the future shape of services and organisation is a particular interest for Anne-Louise as is ensuring services and products are designed with the needs of the customer at their heart.
Prior to joining Audit Wales, Anne-Louise was Chief Officer Commercial at Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council. The impact of COVID-19 resulted in Anne-Louise and her team being at the forefront of the Council’s response. In partnership with other public sector bodies, she led on the development and creation of a range of new services including the Test, Trace, Protect programme.
Anne-Louise lives in Gloucestershire with her husband and Romania Rescue hound Buddy. She enjoys walking and trying to grow vegetables. A proud Geordie at heart she is passionate about the potential for Wales and the role Audit Wales has in supporting the country’s aspirations.
Being married to a Welshman means the Welsh Flag flies high on match days involving the oval ball. She is also proud to be a trustee of the mental health charity Platfform – working to improve services and access to appropriate mental health support.