Who we are

Karen McConnell
Comptroller and Auditor General
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Karen was appointed as the Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG) for Jersey in February 2013 and is responsible for running the Office of the C&AG in Jersey, which is known as the Jersey Audit Office (JAO).

In her role she provides the States of Jersey with independent assurance that the public finances of Jersey are being regulated, controlled and accounted for in accordance with the Law. As C&AG she also considers and reports to the States on improvements to internal controls and internal audit; the economy efficiency and effectiveness of the use of resources; and general corporate governance arrangements of both the States and of States funded bodies. Karen also appoints external auditors (currently PwC) and liaises with and attends both the Public Accounts and the Audit Committees.

Formerly of the UK Audit Commission, Karen held a variety of senior positions at the Commission, including leading the Audit Practice and its 900 staff through the transition of outsourcing the Commission’s work to the private sector during 2011 and 2012. Being directly accountable to the Chief Executive and the Board for the performance of the Audit Practice, during that time Karen also delivered a budget of £106 million income and £60 million expenditure and delivered a complex work programme at 232 health bodies and 429 principal local government bodies (including police, fire and probation).

Karen has been a full member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) since 1986.

Karen is a Non Executive Director of East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust and is Chair of its Finance and Performance Committee.


Stephen Warren
Deputy C&AG
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Stephen deputises for the C&AG in her absence and provides technical and professional expertise to the JAO.

Stephen worked for the United Kingdom Audit Commission for 26 years, most recently as its Technical Director. He led on the development of the audit approach, technical accounting, quality monitoring and compliance. He also had a key role in managing and delivering training.

Stephen now performs a number of other roles. These include serving as a Trustee Director and Chair of the Investment Committee of the Audit Commission Pension Fund, chairing Lewisham Council’s Local Pensions Board and serving as Independent Advisor to the Audit and Standards Committee of the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham.

He also teaches an undergraduate audit course of audit.

Andrea White
Affiliate to the JAO
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Andrea is a freelance consultant specialising in governance, financial management and achieving value for money.

Formally a Director with KPMG and a District Auditor with the Audit Commission, Andrea has over 20 years’ experience carrying out independent audits and investigations for a wide range of health and local government bodies including London Borough Councils, Pension Funds and NHS Trusts.  Andrea represented the Audit Commission on a variety of external bodies including the CIPFA Pensions Panel, Society of London Treasurers and the London Borough Audit Chair forum.  Andrea has had a long association with the Association of Accounting Technicians chairing its education, resources and public relations committees.  She served as President and Chair of Council in 2000/2001. Most recently Andrea has served as a trustee of the Association’s pension fund.

Andrea is currently the Independent Audit Committee member of the West London Waste Authority and a Director and Trustee of Boccia England, the governing body of a Paralympic sport for athletes with disabilities.

Ann Trudgeon
Affiliate to the JAO
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Ann specialises in helping health and social care services improve performance and value for money.  Most recently she has supported health and social care communities in implementing the new structures, roles and responsibilities required by the UK’s Health and Social Care Act 2012.  Working with clinicians and managers, Ann has helped implement new governance and compliance arrangements to enable delivery of cost improvement and service transformation plans.

Ann is a qualified Speech and Language Therapist and has worked in industry, charity, education and the health sector.  For 11 years Ann was a senior health specialist for the Audit Commission in England, designing and leading major performance improvement reviews across a range of public sector organisations and systems.

In 2009 Ann was joint winner of the Audit Commission’s national award for the greatest contribution to public sector performance audit (the Read Award) for her work in developing an independent review of efficiency, effectiveness and economy in commissioning specialised health services.

Stephen Taylor
Affiliate to the JAO
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Stephen is a qualified accountant and audit professional with extensive experience in public sector governance and management.  He supports the C&AG by leading specific projects in general governance areas.

Stephen previously worked for the Audit Commission in the UK where he was a Director of Audit until 2012 with national responsibility for people and talent management.  Prior to that, he was Head of Audit for Southern England and a District Auditor for many years. Stephen represented the Audit Commission in Europe for a number of years and, between 2010 and 2012, he was the elected President of European Regional Audit Organisations.

He works as an independent consultant with clients including the States of Alderney and Audit Scotland.

Shahida Nasim
Affiliate to the JAO
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Shahida is an independent public finance consultant.  She is a member of both the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales.

Between 2012 and 2013 she worked in the private healthcare sector in Australia.  Before that she worked for the United Kingdom Audit Commission from 1995 to 2012, most recently as an Engagement Lead, working in both the health and local government sectors.

Shahida also contributed to the development of the Commission’s audit approach and was a member of its national technical panel.

Graham Liddell
Affiliate to the JAO
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Graham is member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) with more than 25 years of experience working in the public sector. His previous roles have included senior technical manager for the Audit Commission, leading Grant Thornton’s public sector technical service and head of internal audit at Brighton & Hove City Council. In addition to his work for the Jersey Audit Office, Graham is head of finance at the Orbis Partnership with responsibility for technology and process improvement, an independent consultant and a visiting lecturer at Canterbury Christchurch University.

Rozena Pedley
Communications and Administration
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Rozena has supported the Office of Comptroller & Auditor General since it was established by the States of Jersey in 2005. Appointed to the JAO primarily to manage it’s public facing communications, Rozena also provides an administrative support function to the Team.

Professionally qualified as a CIPR (Chartered Institute of Public Relations) practitioner, Rozena’s experience spans both the public and private sector, in Jersey and the UK. She has developed and executed communications programmes and public events on behalf of organisations for the past 20 years.

After returning to Jersey from the UK, where she trained, Rozena was appointed as the first communications professional to the former Financial Services Department of the States; then went on to manage communications on behalf of the Jersey Financial Services Commission and Jersey Finance, before setting up in private practice.

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