New Welsh Government operations chief to help drive transformation

Written by Suzannah Brecknell on 7 June 2022 in News

Tim Moss announced as COO with remit to support three-year vision

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The Welsh Government has announced that Tim Moss has been appointed to the new role of chief operating officer.

Moss is currently chief executive at the Intellectual Property Office and will take up his role at the Welsh Government on 1 September. A key part of his remit will be supporting transformation efforts.

The COO role was created as part of a new structure introduced by Welsh Government permanent secretary Andrew Goodall in April,  and will oversee core corporate functions in the Welsh Government as well as inspectorate functions such as the Care Inspectorate Wale and Health Inspectorate Wales.

Goodall said: “I am pleased to be able to announce Tim’s appointment following a very competitive external and cross-civil service recruitment exercise. The role attracted some excellent candidates and we are very fortunate to have someone with Tim’s extensive leadership experience and track record in operational delivery joining our senior team. Tim will have a key role in taking forward some of the transformation and continuous improvement work we will be undertaking as part of WG2025 and I know he will want to engage with colleagues across corporate services and the whole organisation to get your feedback and ideas.”

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Prior to joining IPO, Moss was the chief executive at Companies House, having previously held a number of roles in that organisation including leading on the digital agenda, operational delivery, business strategy and corporate policy.

As well as a 30-year career in public service, Moss has also spent 12 years in senior operational roles in the manufacturing industry. 

Moss was awarded a CBE in the 2016 Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to the economy and the people of Swansea. He lives on a farm in South Wales and is married with two children.

He said he was "honoured and delighted" to be joining the Welsh Goverment and to work on the development of WG 2025: "The opportunity to be part of building a great public service in Wales is an incredibly exciting one and I look forward to meeting you in September.”

Transformation work across the Welsh Government will be assisted by the recently created Centre for Digital Public Services, which has a remit to support tech innovation across the public sector and lead the delivery of a national Digital Strategy for Wales, which was published last year.


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Suzannah Brecknell is editor of PublicTechnology sister publication Civil Service World, where this story first appeared. She tweets as @SuzannahCSW.

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