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Advisory Committee

The Rules of the Society provide for an Advisory Committee whose role is to:

(a) assist the Clerk of the Overseas Office of the House of Commons (UK) in his/her role in support of the Society;
(b) advise the Editors of The Table on the editorial policy and content of the publication;
(c) make recommendations to the annual meeting of the Society on strategic issues concerned with the development of the organization;
(d) consult with the Clerk of the Overseas Office (H of C UK) regarding the agenda and other issues related to the conduct of the annual meeting of the Society, and
(e) advise the Webmaster as to the content of the Society's Web site.

The Rules establish the Advisory Committee membership as follows:

(a) a Society member from a Parliament from each of the nine Regions of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association with a view to ensuring a balanced representation from large, medium and small Parliaments;
(b) a member of the Society representing the Parliament hosting the next Society of Clerks' meeting, and
(c) the Clerk of the Overseas Office of the House of Commons (UK ) as ex officio.

Accordingly, the current membership of the Advisory Committee is:

Regional Representatives

Africa

Mr. Eric Modibedi Phindela, Secretary to the National Council of Provinces of South Africa

Caribbean, Atlantic & the Americas

Mrs. Heather Cook, Clerk to the Houses of Parliament, Jamaica

Asia

Mr. Dhammika Dasanayake, Secretary General of the Parliament of Sri Lanka

Australia/New Zealand

Mr. Tom Duncan, Clerk of the Assembly, Australian Capital Territory

Canada

Mr. Rob Reynolds, Clerk of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta

British Isles & the Mediterranean

Sir Paul Grice, Clerk and Chief Executive, Parliament of Scotland

India

Mr. Anoop Mishra, Secretary General of the Lok Sabah

Pacific

Mr. Eni Tekanene, Clerk of Parliament, Kiribati

Southeast Asia

Mrs. Roosme Hamzah, Clerk of the House of Representatives of Malaysia

Host of the next meeting

Mr. (Md.) Abdur Rob Howlander, Senior Secretary of the Parliament

Clerk of the Overseas Office of the House of Commons (UK) ex officio member

Mr. Matthew Hamlyn, Clerk of the Overseas Office, House of Commons of the United Kingdom

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