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New Comptroller and Auditor General selected

20 August 2019

Lynn Pamment

The Chief Minister, Senator John Le Fondré, and the Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, Senator Sarah Ferguson, are asking the States Assembly to agree to appoint Lynn Pamment as Jersey’s new Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG).

Ms Pamment, who is currently a senior partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), will take over as Jersey’s C&AG in January, if her appointment is approved.

Ms Pamment has more than 29 years’ experience of working in an assurance and advisory capacity in both the private and public sectors in England and Wales.
Having earned a first-class honours degree from Cardiff University, she went on to achieve an ICAEW prize in her accountancy examinations, and has since become a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy.

Throughout her career at PwC, Ms Pamment has led major audit and advisory assignments in the public sector, working with central government, local government, healthcare and non-profit organisations. She has also been responsible for PwC’s relationship with the National Audit Office, the body responsible for scrutinising public spending in the UK. 

The Chief Minister, Senator John Le Fondré, said: “The role of the C&AG is vital for Jersey; providing robust independent assurance to the States Assembly, ensuring that public finances are used in accordance with the Law, and considering the efficacy and effectiveness of our Government.”

The Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, Senator Sarah Ferguson, added: “The Public Accounts Committee is looking forward to Ms Pamment’s tenure as the C&AG, continuing the essential work of ensuring value for money for the public and efficient and effective corporate governance.”

The States Assembly is due to consider Ms Pamment’s appointment during the sitting on Tuesday 24 September. If approved, Ms Pamment will begin a fixed seven-year term as Jersey’s Comptroller and Auditor General in January 2020.

The selection process was overseen by the Jersey Appointments Commission.

Employment history

  • September 2015 to date – Cardiff Office Senior Partner, PwC
  • 2005 to date – Wales & West Government and Public Services Lead Partner, PwC
  • 1999 to 2005 – UK Public Services Technical Lead, PwC Birmingham
  • 1994 to 1999 – Manager/Senior Manager, PwC Cardiff
  • 1989 to 1994 – Graduate trainee and senior associate, PwC Cardiff
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