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Organisational Structure and Responsibilities


The structure of the organisation is set out below. All are accountable to the Chief Executive.

Management Board



The Management Board comprises the Chief Executive and Clerk of the National Assembly for Wales, the Directors and heads of the different service areas within the Assembly. The Board meets on a regular basis and is chaired by the Chief Executive. Secretariat support is provided by the Commission and Member Support Service.


Assembly Business


The Assembly Business Directorate provides specialist parliamentary support to Members to ensure the efficient and effective conduct of business. It is made up of the Committee Service; the Legislation and Chamber Service; the Research Service; Strategic Transformation Unit; and Communications.

Assembly Resources

The Resources Group manages the corporate arrangements for performance delivery, reporting and financial accountability. The Group consists of four teams: Procurement, Governance & Audit, ICT and People and Places. Our Head of Internal Audit works to provide the necessary assurances to the Audit Committee, management and the Accounting Officer. The Information and Communications Technology Directorate is responsible for managing the provision of ICT and broadcasting services to the National Assembly and Commission. The People and Places team in partnership with its contractors work to provide outstanding support and services to those using the Assembly’s estate.

Legal Services

The Assembly's Legal Service Directorate provide expert impartial and independent legal advice to the Presiding Officer, the Commissioners, Assembly Members, the Clerk/Chief Executive Officer and other Assembly Commission departments.

Financial Services

We help manage the Commission’s annual budget of circa £50 million and help ensure that corporate decisions demonstrate wise use of resources.


Commission Services

The Commission Services directorate provides secretariat and support to the Presiding Officers, the Assembly Commission, the Chief Executive and Directors and the Remuneration Committee. The directorate is also responsible for support for Members through the Members’ Business Support team, the Translation and Reporting Service and the co-ordination of professional development opportunities for Members and their staff.

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