Our governance

The remit of the Wales Office management board.

Our management board

The management board is answerable to the Secretary of State for Wales and the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for departmental performance against its 4-year business plan.

The board aims to:

  • provide visible and effective leadership to the organisation
  • ensure sound management of the Wales Office’s resources and its corporate risks
  • deliver a safe and healthy working environment for staff and visitors.

The board usually meets every other month and meets on a quarterly basis with Wales Office ministers to review strategy and monitor progress against the business plan.

Wales Office Management Board: terms of reference (PDF, 32KB, 2 pages)

There are 2 sub-committees which report regularly to the management board:

Management board meetings

Wales Office Management Board: summary, 13 November 2014 (PDF, 16.4KB, 2 pages)

Wales Office Management Board: summary, 24 September 2014 (PDF, 22KB, 4 pages)

Wales Office Management Board: summary, 24 June 2014 (PDF, 19.4KB, 3 pages)

Wales Office Management Board: summary, 30 April 2014 (PDF, 15.3KB, 2 pages)

Wales Office Management Board: summary, 6 February 2014 (PDF, 22.6KB, 4 pages)

Wales Office Management Board: summary, 24 September 2013 (PDF, 19.1KB, 3 pages)

Wales Office Management Board: summary, 6 June 2013 (PDF, 31.4KB, 3 pages)

Wales Office Management Board: summary, 31 January 2013 (PDF, 14.1KB, 3 pages)

Executive Management Sub-Committee: summary, 27 June 2012 (MS Word Document, 70.5KB)

Wales Office Management Board: summary, 8 March 2012 (PDF, 15.7KB, 3 pages)

Wales Office Management Board: summary, 8 December 2011 (PDF, 38.5KB, 3 pages)

Wales Office Management Board: summary, 13 October 2011 (PDF, 40.4KB, 4 pages)

Wales Office Management Board: summary, 28 July 2011 (PDF, 39.2KB, 4 pages)

Wales Office Management Board: summary, May 19 2011 (PDF, 46.4KB, 4 pages)

The Welsh Government

The Welsh Government is the devolved administration for Wales and is responsible for all devolved areas under the Government of Wales Act 2006. The current structure of the ministerial team is formed by Welsh Labour.

The National Assembly for Wales

The National Assembly for Wales is an entity separate from the Welsh Government. It can make legislation on devolved matters: a new category of laws called Assembly Acts.

The Commission on Devolution

The Commission on Devolution was established by the Wales Office in 2011 to review the present financial and constitutional arrangements in Wales.

The commission published its first report on financial powers, Empowerment and responsibility: financial powers to strengthen Wales on 19 November 2012.

The Commission published its second report recommending modifications to the present constitutional arrangements in Wales Empowerment and Responsibility: Legislative Powers to Strengthen Wales on 3 March 2014.