Adrian Crompton

Auditor General for Wales

Adrian Crompton was born in 1965 and educated at the Royal Forest of Dean Grammar School in Gloucestershire, before embarking on a degree in Economics at Bath University.

After graduation, he lived and worked in Paris before taking up a position as a Research Clerk at the House of Commons Library Research Division. He later spent a year as a Government Statistician at the Welsh Office prior to devolution before moving to become a Committee Clerk at the newly established National Assembly for Wales. Adrian undertook various roles at the National Assembly before becoming Director of Assembly Business in 2007. 

Since 2014, alongside his role at the National Assembly, Adrian has worked as an Associate for Global Partners Governance, a social purpose company strengthening parliamentary democracy and political institutions in countries around the world. His expertise and practical support to senior politicians and civil servants has been at the heart of projects nurturing democratic transition in Sudan, Iraq, Egypt and Jordan. 

Adrian’s voluntary and not-for-profit work has seen him as a Board member of LINC Cymru, a socially responsible company providing social housing and care services for the elderly across south Wales. He is a member of the Study of Parliament Group, which brings together senior parliamentary staff and academics studying parliamentary government and political science, and the Political Studies Association, which promotes political engagement and research with politicians, academia, the media and other key opinion formers.

In March 2018, Adrian Crompton was recommended by the National Assembly for Wales for appointment as the Auditor General for Wales and was formally appointed to the position by HM The Queen with effect from 21 July 2018. As head of the Wales Audit Office, he oversees the annual audit of some £20 billion of taxpayers’ money and is appointed on an eight-year term.

Adrian lives in Gloucestershire with his wife and two children. 

Adrian Crompton