Karen McConnell

Karen McConnell

Karen studied Bacteriology at Newcastle University before joining the Northern Regional Health Authority as a finance trainee in 1983. In 1985 she joined the Audit Commission where she completed her accountancy training.

Karen held a variety of senior positions at the Audit Commission, including as a district auditor and regional director, before leading the Audit Practice and its 900 staff through the transition of outsourcing the Commission’s work to the private sector during 2011 and 2012.

Karen was appointed as the Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG) for Jersey in January 2013 and will complete her 7 year term in December 2019. In her role as C&AG she provides the States of Jersey with independent assurance that the public finances of Jersey are being regulated, controlled and accounted for in accordance with the law.