The Deputy Clerk chaired the Program Managers’ Group and was the department’s senior representative on its Audit Committee. More information on these forums is in the chapter ‘Management and accountability’.
During the year, the Clerk attended five meetings of the Heads of the Parliamentary Departments. This group generally meets quarterly and provides a forum across the parliamentary departments on administrative matters and strategic direction across the parliamentary service. At the commencement of the calendar year, the department assumed the secretariat duties of the group which is rotated on a yearly basis.
More broadly, the Clerk and other senior officers liaised with their counterparts in the other parliamentary departments on matters connected to parliamentary administration.