Organisational Structure and Responsibilities
The structure of the organisation is set out below. All are accountable to the Chief Executive
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.
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 Policy & Legislation Committee Service; the
Legislation and Chamber Service; the Research Service; the Legal Service, the
Strategic Transformation Unit and Communications team.
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, the Parliamentary Venues and Visitors
Services and the co-ordination of professional development opportunities
for Members and their staff.
The Resources Group manages the corporate arrangements for performance
delivery, reporting and financial accountability. The Group consists
of five teams: Procurement, Governance & Audit, ICT, Human Resources
and Estates and Facilities Management. 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 Estates and Facilities Management
team, in partnership with its contractors, work to provide outstanding support
and services to those using the Assembly's estate
We help manage the Commission's annual budget of circa £50 million and help ensure that corporate decisions demonstrate wise use of resources.