Amyas Morse, Baron Morse

Amyas Charles Edward Morse, Baron Morse, KCB (born 28 June 1949)[1][2] is a Scottish auditor who, between 2009 and 2019, was the Comptroller and Auditor General of the National Audit Office, an independent Parliamentary body.[3][4][5]

The Lord Morse
Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal
Assumed office
26 March 2021
Life Peerage
Comptroller and Auditor General
In office
Preceded bySir John Bourn
Succeeded byGareth Davies
Personal details
Born (1949-06-28) 28 June 1949 (age 73)
Glasgow, Scotland
Political partyCrossbench
AwardsCoronet of a British Baron.svg Life peer

Born in Glasgow,[2] Morse led the Coopers and Lybrand practice in Scotland before moving to London to manage the London City Office, subsequently becoming executive partner of Coopers and Lybrand UK. He was a global managing partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers before he was named Comptroller and Auditor General, succeeding Sir John Bourn.[3]



Morse was appointed Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB) in the 2014 Birthday Honours for services to parliament and public sector audit.[6][5]

On 24 February 2021, it was announced that he had been recommended for a life peerage by the House of Lords Appointments Commission.[7] He was created Baron Morse, of Aldeburgh in the County of Suffolk on 26 March 2021.


  1. ^ "Amyas Morse". Retrieved 29 June 2022.
  2. ^ a b "Statutory registers - Births". Scotland's People. National Records of Scotland and the Court of the Lord Lyon.
  3. ^ a b "Former PwC partner appointed new National Audit Office chief". Accountancy Age. 19 January 2009. Retrieved 14 June 2014.
  4. ^ "NAO Board and Leadership Team". National Audit Office. Archived from the original on 27 May 2014. Retrieved 14 June 2014.
  5. ^ a b "Birthday Honours lists 2014". Honours. HM Government. 14 June 2014. Retrieved 14 June 2014.
  6. ^ "No. 60895". The London Gazette (Supplement). 14 June 2014. p. b3.
  7. ^ "Two new non-party-political peers – House of Lords Appointments Commission" (PDF). Retrieved 24 February 2021.
Orders of precedence in the United Kingdom
Preceded by Gentlemen
Baron Morse
Followed by
The Lord Stevens of Birmingham