Mr Morgan, who served as an Assembly Member for 12 years, and is a former Chair of the National Assembly Public Accounts Committee, will become the newest member of both the Advisory Panel and the Audit and Risk Assurance Committee for the Ombudsman.

The Advisory Panel provides specific advice and support to the Ombudsman on:

• vision, values and purposes
• strategic direction and planning
• accountability to citizens for the public funds it receives
• internal control and risk management arrangements

Since leaving the Assembly in 2011 Jonathan established Insight Wales Consulting Ltd, to work with organisations across the third, private and public sectors throughout the UK, to
assist them in contributing to legislative and policy developments in Wales, and is a Director of Practice Solutions who work with local authorities in Wales to support transformation in the delivery of social services.

Public Services Ombudsman for Wales, Nick Bennett, said:

“I’m delighted that Jonathan has agreed to take up these roles. His experience and knowledge will be of great benefit to this organisation and to wider public services in Wales.

“As an advisory panel member, a large part of his remit is to both challenge and support me as Ombudsman.

“He joins the panel during an exciting period for my office as a new draft Public Services Ombudsman bill has been published at the Assembly, and we continue our efforts to improve public services and drive down the number of complaints.”

Jonathan Morgan said:

“It’s an exciting time to join the advisory panel in supporting and challenging the work of the Ombudsman in Wales, particularly as there is a growing emphasis on citizens being placed at the centre of the decision making process when they are looking to access services. I’m looking forward to making a full, informed and robust contribution in this new role.”