Editorial Advisory Board for The Parliamentarian

The recently established Editorial Advisory Board for The Parliamentarian, the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association’s flagship quarterly publication and the Journal of Commonwealth Parliaments is published below. 

At the CPA Executive Committee, Mid-Year Meeting in April 2016 in London, the Committee approved the creation of the Editorial Advisory Board to advise the Editor of The Parliamentarian and the CPA Headquarters Secretariat on the journal’s direction and editorial content for the years ahead. 

Following a recruitment selection, consultation and approval process, the final membership of the Editorial Advisory Board was approved at the CPA Executive Committee Mid-Year Meeting in Darwin, Australia in April 2017. In June 2017, the CPA Headquarters Secretariat finalized the recommendations of the Executive Committee and established the Editorial Advisory Board which includes members from the CPA’s nine regions, a representative from the CWP, a youth representative and eminent persons. The first members of the Editorial Advisory Board commenced their term on 1 July 2017 with subsequent terms in the following years.

For further information about the work of the Editorial Advisory Board or to find out how to apply for future positions on the board please contact the Editor via email editor@cpahq.org.

Editorial Advisory Board for The Parliamentarian
Members (1 July 2018-30 June 2019) 

Africa Region:
• Mr George Njoroge, Research Officer, Kenya National Commission for UNESCO; Former Chairperson of the Commonwealth Students’ Association - 2 year term (2017-2019). 

Asia Region:
• Mr Zafarullah Khan, Executive Director, Pakistan Institute for Parliamentary Services - 2-year term (2018-2020).

Australia Region:
• Ms Verity Barton MP, Queensland Parliament and Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians Queensland Board Member- 2-year term (2018-2020).

British Islands and Mediterranean Region:
• Mr Carl Wright, Secretary-General Emeritus, Commonwealth Local Government Forum - 2 year term (2017-2019). 

Canada Region:
• Ms Audrey O’Brien, Former Clerk, Canada Federal Parliament - 2 year term (2017-2019). 

Caribbean, Americas and Atlantic Region:
• Hon. Maxie Cuffie, MP, Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Public Administration (Trinidad and Tobago) - 2-year term (2018-2020). 

India Region:
• Dr (Mrs) Mrudula Phadke, Paediatrician and Chairperson, Commonwealth Health Professionals Alliance (CHPA), Ex Vice Chancellor, Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, India - 2 year term (2017-2019). 

Pacific Region:
• Ms Poto Williams, MP – Assistant Speaker, New Zealand Parliament - 2-year term (2018-2020).

South-East Asia Region:
• Hon. Mr Zairil Khir Johari, MP, Member of the Penang State Assembly and State Executive Councillor for Public Works, Utilities and Flood Mitigation, Malaysia – 2-year term (2018-2020).

Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP):
• Vice-Chairperson, CWP – Ms Michelle O'Byrne, MP (Tasmania) - 1-year term (2018-2019).

Additional Members:
• Eminent Person - Mr Karim A. A. Khan QC, Barrister, Human rights/International relations, President of the ICCBA (The International Criminal Court Bar Association) - 2 year term (2017-2019).
• Youth Representative - Ms Mercy F. Zulu – Research Analyst, Youth Ambassador and Your Commonwealth website correspondent, Zambia - 2 year term (2017-2019).

Ex-Officio Members:
• Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, Mr Akbar Khan
• Editor of The Parliamentarian and Secretary to the Editorial Advisory Board, Mr Jeffrey Hyland 

The composition of the Editorial Advisory Board is:
• Minimum of nine members of the Editorial Advisory Board from each of the nine regions of the CPA
• 1 representative for the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP)
• Additional Members can be appointed to represent youth, eminent persons and other specialist areas – up to three additional Members. 
• Two members from the CPA Headquarters Secretariat (Ex-officio)
• Total of up to 15 Members.

Updated 17/12/2018/CPAHQ