Dr Jeremy Lonsdale

Director at National Audit Office

Director, National Audit Office

Dr Jeremy Lonsdale is a Director at the National Audit Office. Between 2014 and 2016 he was a Senior Research Leader at RAND Europe. At the NAO, he has over 20 years’ experience of leading value for money studies of government programmes and projects, including as director on criminal justice and welfare reform areas.

Dr Lonsdale’s work at RAND Europe included projects for the Local Government Association, DCLG and National Trading Standards. At the NAO, his most recent studies were on the criminal justice system, and on contract management reform in the Home Office and Ministry of Justice. Prior to that he led the NAO's value for money practice for six years, being responsible for programme management, quality, methodological development and training. He has experience of reviewing and advising on audit and accountability issues in a number of countries.

He has published widely on performance audit and accountability. In 2011 he co-edited Performance audit: Contributing to Accountability in Democratic Government (Edward Elgar Publishing), and in 2007 he co-edited Making Accountability Work: Dilemmas for Evaluation and for Audit (Transaction). He is a visiting fellow at the Centre for the Analysis of Risk and Regulation (CARR) at LSE.