Welsh Government names Tim Moss as chief operating officer

Moss moves from Intellectual Property Office
Source: Welsh Government

By Suzannah Brecknell

01 Jun 2022

The Welsh Government’s permanent secretary Dr Andrew Goodall 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.

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

  Commenting on the appointment, 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."

He added: "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.”

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.

Moss 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.”

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