Auditor General joins UN audit board

Comptroller and Auditor General Amyas Morse has been elected to the audit
board of the United Nations by the General Assembly.

The National Audit Office chief will next year start a six-year term on the
board responsible for auditing the work of the UK, including peacekeeping
operations and related organisations such as UNICEF and the office of the UN
High Commissioner for Refugees.

He replaces Philippe Segun, First President of the Court of Accounts of
France, and will be joining Terfence Nomembe, Auditor-General of South Africa
and Liu Jiaya, Auditor-General of the National Audit office of China.

The task is an international political minefield, starting with the refusal
of the United States to pay in full its rated 25% contributions at the top and
descending into a morass of reported corruption and mismanagement involving
billions of dollars surrounding peacekeeping and relief operations.

But Morse, who took over from outgoing C&AG Tim Burr last June, said: “I
am delighted that the General Assembly of the UN has shown its confidence in the
skills and experience of the NAO.

“I look forward to help it get the most out of funds invested in important
activities such as peacekeeping, supporting developing countries and helping

He is a member of the ICAS and led the Coopers and Lybrand practice in
Scotland. He became Global Managing Partner (Operations) at
PricewaterhouseCoopers and then Commercial Director at the Ministry of Defence.

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