CPA Headquarters Secretariat staff

The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association’s Headquarters Secretariat is located in London, United Kingdom.

The CPA team is headed by the CPA Secretary-General, the CPA’s Chief Executive Officer, who is responsible for interpreting and implementing its policies and enhancing its activities and international relations, and is Secretary to the annual plenary conference.

The CPA Headquarters Secretariat maintains close relations with all CPA Branches and promotes liaison and co-operation among them. The CPA Headquarters Secretariat team are responsible for CPA Programmes, Conferences and events including the annual Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference; CPA Governance; Communications, CPA News and Publications including The Parliamentarian, the CPA website and other publications; Finance and Administration. 

For further information about the CPA, please contact: 

Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA)
CPA Secretariat
, c/o Richmond House, Houses of Parliament, London SW1A 0AA, United Kingdom. 
T: +44 (0)20 7799 1460. F: +44 (0)20 7222 6073. 

For media and general information enquiries, please contact
Visit the CPA Secretariat website at
Follow us on Twitter @CPA_Secretariat or 

CPA Headquarters Secretariat staff list:
(at 4 February 2021)

Stephen Twigg, CPA Secretary-General
Contact via SG's Office
Click here for biography

Mr Jarvis Matiya, Deputy Secretary-General and Director of Operations
Click here for biography

Mr Paul Townley, Finance Director

Mr Matthew Salik, Head of Parliamentary Development

Mr Chinonso Orekie, Head of IT and Digital Transformation

Ms Emily Davies, Head of the Secretary-General's Office

Mr Tuck Choo, Financial Accountant

Mr Jeffrey Hyland, Editor, The Parliamentarian and Communications Manager

Ms Cynthia Appenteng, Partnership & Engagement Manager

Mr James Pinnell, Programmes Manager, Multilateral Engagement

Ms Lydia Buchanan, Programmes Manager, Bilateral Engagement

Ms Bénite Dibateza, Programmes Officer and CWP Coordinator

Mr Jack Hardcastle, Programmes Officer and CPA Small Branches Coordinator

Mr Clive Barker, Programmes Officer and CPwD Coordinator

Ms Colette Blair-Buchanan, Finance Officer

Ms Avni Kondhia, Executive Officer to the Secretary-General

Ms Aqsa Latif, Programmes Administrator

Ms Acacia Wall, Programmes Administrator

Ms Olivia Flynn, Programmes Administrator (Parliamentary Academy)

Mr Tom Davies, Communications and Monitoring & Evaluation Administrator

Mrs Luseane Chesham, Office Administrator

Ms Sharon Moses, HR Consultant

Vacant positions: Please visit for further information.

UPDATED 04 February 2020/CPAHQ.