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 Strategy.

SMG also has responsibility for advising and supporting the Chief Executive in the exercise of her 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. The terms of reference for SMG are available at Annex D of the Corporate Governance Framework.

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

SMG comprises the Chief Executive as Chair and the Directors of:

  • Corporate Services;
  • Facilities;
  • Legal and Governance Services and
  • Parliamentary 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 and a Register of Interests for SMG members is available here.


26 May 2017

24 April 2017

30 March 2017

24 February 2017

18 January 2017


16 December 2016

16 November 2016

19 October 2016

16 September 2016

1 July 2016

3 June 2016

13 May 2016

15 April 2016

25 March 2016

15 January 2016

24 February 2016


04 December 2015

28 October 2015

04 September 2015

02 July

29 May

19 May

01 May

03 April

27 Feburary

29 January 

09 January


05 December

14 November

08 October

03 September

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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