Speakers

Please find below the list of workshops presiding officers and/or panelists.

A

Hon. Bridgid Annisette George MP
Speaker, House of Representatives of Trinidad and Tobago
Ms. Sneh Aurora
Head of London Office, Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI)

B

Hon. Keith Bain MLA
Speaker, House of Assembly of Nova Scotia
Ms. Claire Baker MSP
Member, Scottish Parliament
Hon. Dr Smt. Nimaben Bhaveshbhai Acharya
Speaker, Gujarat Legislative Assembly
Hon. Om Birla MP
Speaker of the Lok Sabha, Parliament of India
Ms. Anoush der Boghossian
Head of Trade and Gender, World Trade Organization (WTO)
Dr. Laurie Brinklow
Professor, Institute of Island Studies
Ms. Lydia Buchanan
Deputy Head of Programmes, Bilateral Engagement and CPA Parliamentary Academy Lead, CPA International

C

Ms. Sarah Childs
Professor of Politics and Gender at the University of Edinburgh and author of the CPA Gender Sensitising Guidelines, University of Edinburgh
Ms. Sharon Claydon MP
Member of Parliament, Parliament of Australia
Professor Kate Cochrane
Head of Resilience, NHS Highlands, Institute of Hazard Risk and Resilience
Hon. Nathan Cooper
Speaker, Alberta Legislative Assembly (Canada)
Ms. Vanessa Corkal
Senior Policy Advisor, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
Ms. Joann Corkish
Deputy Clerk of Tynwald and Clerk of the Legislative Council, Isle of Man, Legislative Council of the Isle of Man

D

Mr. Dave Dame
Director of Accessibility, Microsoft
Ms. Jacqui Dean MP
Member of Parliament and Assistant Speaker of the House of Representatives, Parliament of New Zealand
Mr. Chris d’Entremont MP
Deputy Speaker, House of Commons Canada
Hon. Myrna Driedger MLA
Speaker (Chair), Manitoba Legislative Assembly
Ms. Sunita Duggal MP
Member of the Lok Sabha, Parliament of India

E

Hon. Katherine Ebanks Wilks MP
Deputy Speaker, Parliament of the Cayman Islands

F

Hon. Senator Reginald Farley
President, Senate of Barbados
Hon. Angelo Farrugia
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Parliament of Malta
Ms. Catherine Fife MPP
Member of Provincial Parliament, Provincial Parliament of Ontario (Canada)

G

Mr. Churchill Gill MP
Member of Parliament, National Assembly of Seychelles
Ms. Julie Green MLA
Member, Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories

H

Hon. Gervais Henrie MNA
Deputy Speaker, National Assembly of the Seychelles

I

Hon. Joseph Isaac
Speaker, House of Assembly of the Commonwealth of Dominica

K

Ms. Laurah Kanushu MP
Member of Parliament, Parliament of Uganda
Ms. Rohini Kumari Kavirante MP
Member of Parliament, Parliament of Sri Lanka
Ms. Iqra Khalid MP
Member of Parliament, House of Commons Canada
Ms. Alice Lau Kiong Yieng MP
Member of Parliament, Parliament of Malaysia

L

Ms. Susan Leblanc MLA
Member of the Assembly, House of Assembly of Nova Scotia

M

Mr. Paul Maynard MP
Member of Parliament of the United Kingdom (House of Commons), House of Commons United Kingdom
Hon. Jeanie McLean MLA
Member ; Minister of Education; Minister responsible for the Women and Gender Equity Directorate, Yukon Legislative Assembly
Rt Hon. Dame Maria Miller MP
Member of Parliament, House of Commons United Kingdom
Hon. Akierra Missick MP
Member of Parliament and Minister of Physical Planning & Infrastructure Development, Turks and Caicos House of Assembly
Hon. Masizole Mnqasela MPP
Speaker, Western Cape Provincial Parliament
Hon. Senator Ras Abiba Mohd Radzi
Senator in the Upper House of Malaysian Parliament, Senate of Malaysia
Hon. Mark Monaghan MLA
Acting Speaker, Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories

N

Hon. Ratu Epeli Nailatikau
Speaker, Parliament of Fiji
Hon. Jeremiah Norbert MP
Deputy Speaker, Parliament of Saint Lucia
Hon. Nontembeko Nothemba Boyce
Speaker, KwaZulu Natal Legislature

O

Hon. Jonathan O'Dea MP
Speaker, New South Wales Legislative Assembly
Ms. Rachel Ong MP
Member of the Parliament, Parliament of Singapore
Ms. Taiwo Owatemi MP
Member of Parliament, House of Commons United Kingdom

P

Hon. Savitri Sonia Parag MP
Minister of Public Service and Member of the National Assembly of Guyana, National Assembly of Guyana
Hon. Michael Pettersson MLA
Member and Assistant Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly
Hon. Viam Pillay MP
Member of Parliament and Assistant Minister for Agriculture, Waterways & Environment, Parliament of Fiji
Ms. Inna Popova
Director of Professional Programs, McGill University

Q

Hon. Carla Qualtrough MP
Member of the House of Commons of Canada and Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, House of Commons Canada

R

Mr. Chandrasiri Bandara Ratnayake MP
Member of Parliament, Parliament of Sri Lanka
Hon. Anthony Rota MP
CPA President and Canada House of Commons Speaker, House of Commons Canada

S

Dr. Nafisa Shah MP
Member, National Assembly of Pakistan

T

TBD
Ms. Alisha Todd
Director General, ParlAmericas, ParlAmericas
Hon. Sen. Carolyn Trench Sandiford
President of the Senate, Assemblée nationale du Belize

U

Hon. Fekitamoeloa Utiokamanu
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Tonga, Kingdom of Tonga

W

Ms. Isabelle Watkinson
Student and Researcher, McGill University
Hon. Barbara Webster Bourne
Speaker, Anguilla House of Assembly
Hon. Valerie Woods
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Assemblée nationale du Belize