Who we are

David Wilson, Clerk of the House, receiving warrant from the Speaker Rt Hon David Carter 7 May 2015. Enlarge image

David Wilson, Clerk of the House, receiving warrant from the Speaker Rt Hon David Carter 7 May 2015.

Source: Office of the Clerk

David Wilson is the current Clerk of the House of Representatives.  The Clerk is the chief executive of the Office of the Clerk and is responsible to the Speaker for the management of the Office.

The Clerk is supported by a senior management team that leads a staff of 100 and has three business groups:

  • House Services group
  • Select Committees and Parliamentary Engagement
  • Organisational Performance




Senior leadership team

The Clerk of the House  David Wilson
Deputy Clerk (Senior Manager of Select Committees and Parliamentary Engagement) Rafael Gonzalez-Montero
Clerk-Assistant (House Services) Suze Jones
Senior Manager Organisational Performance Ivan Jakich

Contact points in the Office of the Clerk

Provides specialist parliamentary procedure and legal advice, and secretariat services to the House and its committees.

Clerk's office   The Clerk of the House and the Deputy Clerk
All high-level issues relating to the Office and the procedures of the House
  T: (04) 817 9445
    Private Bag 18041 Parliament Buildings Wellington 6061
  W: www.parliament.nz
  E: clerk@parliament.govt.nz
Table Office       The Order Paper, progress of legislation, petitions, notices of motion, written questions, and assistance in drafting amendments to bills (SOPs)
  T: (04) 817 9017
  E: table.office@parliament.govt.nz
Bills Office   Copies of bills and papers
  T: (04) 817 9437
  E: bills.office@parliament.govt.nz
Hansard   Official record of debates and speeches
  T: (04) 817 9474
  E: hansard@parliament.govt.nz
  F: (04) 473 1034
Ngā Rātonga Reo Māori   Interpretation and translation services in the House and committees
  T: (04) 817 6610
Legal Services   Assistance for drafting members' bills
  T: (04) 817 6647
    Register of Pecuniary and other specified interests
  T (04) 817 6890
Parliamentary Relations   Parliamentary Relations, official passports, Parliamentary Friendship Groups, and Commonwealth Parliamentary Association and Inter-Parliamentary Union memberships
  T: (04) 817 9478
  E: ipr@parliament.govt.nz
  F: (04) 817 6422
Select Committee Services   General inquiries and contacts for committee clerks for inquiries regarding select committee procedures and the business of particular select committees
  T: (04) 817 9520
  E: select.committee@parliament.govt.nz
  F: (04) 472 6160
Education and Public Engagement   Parliamentary education, website, communications
  T: (04) 817 9220
  E: ooc.education@parliament.govt.nz
Organisational Performance   Corporate services, including finance, human resources, information services, records management, planning, and general administration
  T: (04) 817 9220
  E: ooc.corporate@parliament.govt.nz