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Virtual Live Briefing with Dr Andrew Goodall CBE, Permanent Secretary, Welsh Government

Author WIG Date 17 Jan 2024

A recording of the WIG Virtual Live Briefing with Dr Andrew Goodall CBE, Permanent Secretary, Welsh Government


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We were delighted to host Dr Andrew Goodall CBE, as he reflects on lessons learned 2 years into his role as Permanent Secretary to the Welsh government, and the challenges ahead. Dr Goodall will share insights into his teams’ priority areas, and how they are delivering on the Welsh Government’s five-year plan for a “stronger, greener, fairer Wales”. Watch this virtual briefing for your opportunity to:

• Discuss how the Welsh civil service is partnering with organisations across the sectors in areas of devolved powers and responsibilities, and identify opportunities for increased future collaboration

• Understand how different programmes for government are supported and managed within devolved administrations under their political leadership.


Closed captions and transcripts are available. Please note the Q&A is not included in this recording.

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Speaker at the Event

Dr Andrew Goodall was appointed to the role of Welsh Government
Permanent Secretary in November 2021 and leads the Welsh Government
Civil Service in delivering the priorities of the First Minister and acts as the
Principal Accounting Officer for the Welsh Government. Prior to this he was
Director General of Health and Social Services/Chief Executive NHS Wales, a
position he had held since June 2014.
Dr Goodall has been an NHS Chief Executive in Wales for 16 years. Previous
posts include Chief Executive of Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, a
position held from the Health Board’s inception in October 2009 until 2014
after NHS re-organisation to the integrated Health Board model.
During his 30 year NHS career, Dr Goodall has held planning and operational
positions across a number of NHS organisations across South Wales as well
as national roles. He has particular areas of interest in improving patient
safety, quality and patient experience; partnership working and collaboration
across Public Services; and delivering frontline services through service
improvement and modernisation.
Dr Goodall has a law degree from Essex University and a PhD in Health
Service Management from Cardiff Business School. Dr Goodall was awarded
a CBE in the 2018 New Year Honours for his services to the NHS and public