Hi, I’m Rachel. I joined the National Audit Office in 2012 and have worked mostly in financial audit in the transport sector – I have spent most of the last four years auditing trains! I have recently moved to the science and innovation area of our work and am still getting to know all of the bodies we audit in this area – my most exciting trip so far has been to the Diamond Light Source (a synchrotron science facility in Oxfordshire). Outside of work I am a professional opera singer and am currently learning the roles of Cleopatra from Handel’s Julius Caesar and Anne Trulove from Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress which I will be singing in the new year.
Hi, I’m Emma and I joined the NAO in 2018 as an assistant auditor, working in the Home Affairs and Justice audit team. Having studied International Relations at university, I am really excited to be involved in Young EUROSAI 2019. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with friends and family, and I also love to travel. I have recently visted Japan, and also spent 6 weeks studying in South Korea.
Hi, I’m Andy and have worked at the National Audit Office since 2010. I am a financial auditor and have worked on a number of areas including environment, international development and defence. Some of my highlights have been working on the audit of the United Nations headquarters in New York and auditing development programmes in countries such as Tanzania and Nepal. Outside of work I’m trying my hand at learning Greek and enjoy surfing when I get the chance to get to the sea.
Hey! I am Analyst and have worked at the UK National Audit Office since January 2017, both on financial audit and Value for Money reporting sides of our work. I have been involved in reports on a range of topics including Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) skills, farming and international development. Before I joined the NAO, I worked in the civil service briefly, but it wasn’t long before I switched sides!
I didn’t always dream of being a public sector auditor; when I was younger, I considered a future career as a marine biologist, children’s’ TV presenter or barrister!
Hey! I’m George, I joined the National Audit Office (NAO) in 2015 in the Cross-Government Value for Money team (aka performance audit). I am now leading studies in the Central Investigations Team, we produce shorter, facts only reports, and publish quicker than a value for money study. This allows the office to be more agile and responsive to emerging or live issues. I am also a lead for the office’s internal statistics network, one of the many discipline networks we have at the NAO that provide advice and quality assurance to audit teams around the office.
My fun fact is that unbeknown to me until I joined the NAO, my great grandad was Auditor General of Jamaica!
Hi, there! I’m Marili, and I joined the NAO in 2018 as an analyst for the BBC Value for Money (aka performance audit) team. Over the past year, I’ve had the chance to work on reports on the BBC’s tax and pay strategy, as well as to support a few other studies outside my team. My interest in the entertainment industry extends beyond the workplace: I’m always game for a trip to the cinema or discussing a TV show, particularly when they’re war-themed (as my academic background is in war and conflict)!
Hi, my name is Natalie. I have been working as an analyst at the UK’s National Audit Office since 2018. Before that, I’ve changed a number of roles in the UK’s civil service, focusing on the economics of the UK energy sector and public finance forecasting. At present, I am part of the NAO’s Central Investigations team, together with George. Investigations are quick, facts-only performance audits, with no conclusions or audit recommendations. The range of topics we cover is huge. One of the many benefits of my job is that one day I can be investigating the performance of the UK’s cancer screening programmes, and the next – working on auditing the UK’s exit from the EU. So ‘boring’ isn’t a common word in my vocabulary!
A fact about me: while in my first year at university, I won the bronze medal in the Randori Nationals – the UK National Ju-Jitsu competition. (But that was a long time ago and in a junior league, so please don’t ask me to show any fancy ju-jitsu tricks!)
Hello, I’m Tosin and I joined the National Audit Office in 2012. I’m a Senior Analyst, currently working within the Home Affairs and Justice team. I work primarily on value for money audits (aka performance audits) and have worked on audits spanning from education services to government preparations for Brexit. Before joining the National Audit Office I was a social researcher, examining various issues from smoking, drinking and drug use by young people to sexual attitudes and lifestyles!