Officers of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA)


The Officers of the Association are:

- the President and Vice-President, each elected for one year by the General Assembly;

- the Chairperson of the Executive Committee, who is elected for three years by the General Assembly;

- the Vice-Chairperson, who is elected by the Executive Committee from among its Members for a one-year term,

- the Treasurer, who is a Member of the Association nominated by the Executive Committee and elected for three years by the General Assembly 

- the Chair of the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP), who is elected for a three-year term by delegates attending the CWP Business Meeting.

- the CPA Small Branches Chairperson, who is elected for a three-year term by the CPA Small Branches to represent the interests of the smaller Members of the CPA.

The President is nominated by the Branch which is to host the next plenary Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference and the Vice-President by the Branch to host in the succeeding year.

Click here for a full list of current Officers of the Association

Patron and Vice-Patron of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA)


The CPA in 1989 created the constitutional posts of Patron and Vice-Patron of the Association.

- Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as the Head of the Commonwealth kindly consented to become Patron of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association.

- The Vice-Patron of the Association is normally the Head of State or Government of the CPA Branch hosting the coming annual Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference. The Vice-Patron of the Association for 2019 is: His Excellency Yoweri K. Museveni, the President of the Republic of Uganda.

Updated 3 October 2019/CPAHQ