67th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference
Our Governance

CPA International Executive Committee

Below is a current list of the members of the CPA International Executive Committee. For more information on the overall governance of the CPA follow this link

CPA Officers

CPA Officers are also Members of the CPA Executive Committee and the CPA Coordinating Committee

Hon. Ben Franklin, MLC, President of the Legislative Council of New South Wales
CPA President
Commonwealth Parliamentary Association hq.sec@cpahq.org
Senator Hon. Reginald Farley JP, President of the Senate of Barbados
CPA Vice-President
Commonwealth Parliamentary Association hq.sec@cpahq.org
Hon. Ian Liddell-Grainger, MP, Member of the UK Parliament
Chairperson of the CPA Executive Committee
Commonwealth Parliamentary Association hq.sec@cpahq.org
Hon. Arthur Holder, Speaker of the House of Assembly of Barbados
Vice-Chairperson of the CPA Executive Committee
Commonwealth Parliamentary Association hq.sec@cpahq.org
Hon. Shri Anurag Sharma, MP, Lok Sabha, Parliament of India
CPA Treasurer
Commonwealth Parliamentary Association hq.sec@cpahq.org
Hon. Dr Zainab Gimba, MP, Federal Parliament of Nigeria
Chairperson of the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP)
Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) hq.sec@cpahq.org
Joy Burch, MLA, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of the Australian Capital Territory
Chairperson of CPA Small Branches
CPA Small Branches hq.sec@cpahq.org
Hon. Laura Kanushu Opori, MP, Parliament of Uganda
Chairperson of Commonwealth Parliamentarians with Disabilities (CPwD)
Commonwealth Parliamentarians with Disabilities (CPwD) hq.sec@cpahq.org

AFRICA REGION

CPA Regional Representatives from the Africa Region

Hon. Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, MP, Majority Leader
Member of Parliament of Ghana
Commonwealth Parliamentary Association hq.sec@cpahq.org
Hon. Lechesa Solomon Tsenoli, MP
Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly
Parliament of the Republic of South Africa pmasiza@parliament.gov.za
Hon. Raymond Nkhata, MP
Member of Parliament
Parliament of Malawi fionakalemba@yahoo.com
Hon. Segepoh Solomon Thomas, MP
Speaker of the Parliament of Sierra Leone
Parliament of Sierra Leone sierraleoneparliament@hotmail.com
Vacant
Member of Parliament
TBC
Vacant
Member of Parliament
TBC

ASIA REGION

CPA Regional Representatives from the Asia Region

Hon. Mahinda Yapa Abeywardana, MP
Speaker of the Parliament
Parliament of Sri Lanka cpa@parliament.lk
Hon. Kazi Nabil Ahmed, MP
Member of Parliament
Parliament of Bangladesh
Vacant
Member of Parliament
TBC

AUSTRALIA REGION

CPA Regional Representatives from the Australia Region

Senator Hon. Sue Lines
President of the Senate
Parliament of Australia cpa@aph.gov.au
Hon. Mark Shelton, MP
Speaker of the Legislative Assembly
Parliament of Tasmania CPA@parliament.tas.gov.au
Hon. Curtis Pitt, MP
Speaker of the Legislative Assembly
Queensland Parliament speaker@parliament.qld.gov.au

BRITISH ISLANDS AND MEDITERRANEAN REGION

CPA Regional Representatives from the BIM Region

Hon. Chris Elmore, MP
Member of Parliament
Parliament of the United Kingdom cpauk@parliament.uk
Hon. Stuart McMillan, MSP
Member of Parliament
The Scottish Parliament iro@parliament.scot
Deputy Mary Le Hegarat
Member of the States Assembly
States of Jersey M.LeHegarat2@gov.je

CANADA REGION

CPA Regional Representatives from the Canada Region

Hon. Terry Duguid, MP
Member of Parliament
Parliament of Canada cpa@parl.gc.ca; CCOM@parl.gc.ca
Hon. Donna Skelly, MPP
Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Assembly
Legislative Assembly of Ontario Clerks-Office@ola.org
Hon. Raj Chouhan, MLA
Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
Legislative Assembly of British Columbia Speaker@leg.bc.ca

CARIBBEAN, AMERICAS AND ATLANTIC REGION

CPA Regional Representatives from the CAA Region

Hon. Gordon J. Burton, MHA
Speaker of the House of Assembly
Turks and Caicos House of Assembly tiparker@gov.tc
Hon. Arthur Holder, MP, Speaker of the House of Assembly
Vice-Chairperson of the CPA Executive Committee
Parliament of Barbados clerk@barbadosparliament.com
Senator Hon. Dr Dessima D. Williams
President of the Senate
Parliament of Grenada order.order@spiceisle.com

INDIA REGION

CPA Regional Representatives from the India Region

Hon. Ritu Khanduri Bhushan, MLA
Speaker of the Legislative Assembly
Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly cpauttarakhand@hotmail.com
Shri Biswajit Daimary
Speaker of the Assam Legislative Assembly
Assam Legislative Assembly cpaassam@gmail.com
Vacant, Lok Sabha, Parliament of India
Member of Parliament
Parliament of India cpaindia@sansad.nic.in

PACIFIC REGION

CPA Regional Representatives from the Pacific Region

Hon. Ratu Naiqama Lalabalavu
Speaker of Parliament
Parliament of the Republic of Fiji info@parliament.gov.fj
Hon. Carmel Sepuloni, MP
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Parliament of New Zealand cpa@parliament.govt.nz
Hon. Dulcie Tei, MP
Member of Parliament
Legislative Assembly of Tonga

SOUTH EAST ASIA REGION

CPA Regional Representatives from the South East Asia Region

Hon. Dr Dato’ Noraini Ahmad, MP
Member of Parliament
Parliament of Malaysia cpamalay@parlimen.gov.my
Hon. Dato' Law Choo Kiang, MLA
Speaker of the State Legislature of Penang
State Legislature of Penang hasmahasim@penang.gov.my
Hon. Mohd Fahmi Aliman, MP
Member of Parliament
Parliament of Singapore Parl_cop@parl.gov.sg