Secretariat Management Group

The Secretariat Management Group (SMG) is the top-level leadership and management forum in the Assembly Secretariat. Its primary role is to ensure the effective delivery of the Assembly Commission's Corporate Plan.

SMG also has responsibility for advising and supporting the Clerk/ Director General in the exercise of his duties. This includes advice and support on the strategic direction and overall management of the Assembly Secretariat. In addition to this advisory and support role, SMG also fulfils a leadership role across each of the Directorates which includes the co-ordination and delivery of cross-Directorate activities. SMG has responsibility for the development and implementation of strategy, management of risk, and oversight of performance including financial performance and service delivery.

Individual functional responsibilities are delegated to SMG members under letters of delegation issued by the Clerk/Director General. Therefore, SMG members have both individual and collective responsibility for the effective operation of the Assembly Secretariat. However, the Clerk/Director General retains final authority for all decisions or plans made by SMG.

SMG comprises the Clerk/Director General as Chair and the Directors of:

  • Clerking and Reporting;
  • Corporate Services;
  • Facilities;
  • Information and Outreach; and
  • Legal and Governance Services.

Other advisors who are not members of SMG (both internal and external) may be invited to attend SMG meetings for particular agenda items.

Minutes of SMG meetings, which are held monthly, are listed below.


04 July

06 June

16 May

11 April

07 March 

14 February

16 January 


13 December

14 November

04 October

12 September

03 July

13 June

15 May

18 April

08 March

08 February

18 January


05 December

09 November

10 October

07 September

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