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Register of Interests

All House Service staff are required to declare potential and actual conflicts of interest to their line manager. This helps manage risks relating to conflicts of interest, which can arise between the personal interests of individuals involved in making decisions and the decisions that the governing body or staff need to make in the public interest.

The registered interests of senior House Service staff (grade SCS2 and above or members of the Commons Executive Board) are published on this website in line with other existing proactive publications.

Page last updated: 22 May 2024

Goldsmith, Tom

Title

Clerk of the House, Corporate Officer and Accounting Officer

Responsibilities Ultimately responsible for all budgets
Remunerated Interests
  • Co-author of How Parliament Works, 8th edition (published November 2018), and 9th edition (published September 2023)
Unremunerated Interests
  • Use of official residence (ex officio)
  • Member – Association of Secretaries General of Parliaments
Shareholding
  • Nil
Miscellaneous
  • Partner works for the Editor of the Spectator magazine

Cwynarski, Marianne

Title

Director General (Operations)

Responsibilities

Various roles as delegated at Board and through the Executive Committee

Remunerated Interests

  • Nil

Unremunerated Interests

  • Use of official residence (ex officio)

Shareholdings

  • Nil

Miscellaneous

  • Nil

Davies, Sarah

Title

Clerk Assistant and Managing Director of the Chamber and Participation Team

Responsibilities Budget: Chamber and Participation
Remunerated Interests
  • Nil
Unremunerated Interests
  • Ex officio Trustee, History of Parliament, a registered charity
  • Member, Society of Clerks-at-the-Table in Commonwealth Parliaments
  • Member, Study of Parliament Group, member of the Association of Secretaries-General of Parliaments (ASGP)
Shareholding
  • Nil
Miscellaneous
  • Nil

Elliot, Chris

Title

Managing Director of Strategic Estates

Responsibilities

Budget: Strategic Estates

Remunerated Interests

  • Nil

Unremunerated Interests

  • As of 1st June 2023, appointed as a trustee to the Parrott & Lee Educational Foundation (reg no 309586), a charitable trust in the village of Wooton-by-Woodstock, north Oxfordshire, whose aim is to support the education of the young people in the village

Shareholdings

  • Nil

Miscellaneous

  • Nil

Giles, Alison

Title

Director of Security for Parliament

Responsibilities

Budget: Parliamentary Security Department

Remunerated Interests

  • Nil

Unremunerated Interests

  • Nil

Shareholdings

  • Nil

Miscellaneous

  • Nil

Hill-Cawthorne, Grant

Title

Librarian and Managing Director of Research and Information

Remunerated Interests

  • Nil

Unremunerated Interests

  • Professor of Global Health (Honorary), School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Governor at Spring Grove Primary School, Isleworth (co-opted)
  • Life Fellow, St. Andrews College, University of Sydney

Shareholding

  • Nil

Miscellaneous

  • Spouse employed by Imperial College London and University of Liverpool

Rhys, James

Title

Managing Director of the Select Committee Team

Remunerated Interests

  • Nil

Unremunerated Interests

  • Coach for Chiswick Rugby Club Under 11s

Shareholding

  • Nil

Miscellaneous

  • Nil

Rock, Vicky

Title

Finance Director and Managing Director of the Finance, Portfolio and Performance Team

Remunerated Interests

  • Nil

Unremunerated Interests

  • Chair of the OECD working group on financial management and reporting
  • Member of CIPFA/PENNA's talent development board

Shareholding

  • Nil

Miscellaneous

  • Nil

Salimi, Saira

Title

Speaker's Counsel

Remunerated Interests

  • s.9(4) Deputy High Court Judge

Unremunerated Interests

  • Nil

Shareholdings

  •  Nil

Miscellaneous

  • Nil

Shoreland, Richard

Title

Managing Director of People and Culture, and Chief People Officer

Remunerated Interests

  • Lecture at Royal College of Defence Studies, 16 November 2021

Unremunerated Interests

  • Member - Tooting Commons Management Advisory Committee (since July 2020)
  • Member - Committee of the Friends of Tooting Commons (since October 2020)

Shareholdings

  • Nil

Miscellaneous

  • Nil

Cook, Dan

Title

Managing Director of the Parliamentary Digital Service

Remunerated Interests

  • Nil

Unremunerated Interests

  • Council Member - University of Kent (voluntary)

Shareholding

  • Nil

Miscellaneous

  • Nil

Holmes, Alice

Title

Director of Communications (job share)

Remunerated Interests
  • Nil
Unremunerated Interests
  • Nil
Shareholding
  • Nil
Miscellaneous
  • Nil

Jennings, Clare

Title

Director of Communications (job share)

Remunerated Interests
  • Nil
Unremunerated Interests
  • Nil
Shareholding
  • Nil
Miscellaneous
  • Nil

Beale, Ed

Title

Head of the Governance Office and Secretary to the House of Commons Commission

Remunerated Interests

  • Nil

Unremunerated Interests

  • Visiting Fellow, Durham University Business School

Shareholding

  • Nil

Miscellaneous

  • Nil

Bhatti, Farrah

Title

Chamber Business Team Strategic Director, Select Committee Team

Remunerated Interests

  • Nil

Unremunerated Interests

  • Nil

Shareholding

  • Nil

Miscellaneous

  • Nil

Greenberg, Daniel

Title

Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards

Remunerated Interests

  • General Editor, Westlaw UK, Thomson Reuters
  • Sole share-owner director of Daniel Greenberg Limited (drafting and writing projects on legislation and related matters, and on matters of Jewish law and ethics)
  • Consultant Editor, Oxford English Dictionary
  • Occasional Presenter, Thought For The Day, Today Programme, BBC Radio 4
  • Occasional articles for Jewish Chronicle Newspaper
  • Commentary Board Member of Criminal Law Week, Thomson Reuters
  • Royalties and fees on books of legal and other interest published since 1995 (including Stroud's Judicial Dictionary, Jowitt's Dictionary of English Law, Craies on Legislation, Laying Down The Law, Halsbury's Laws, Legislating for Wales, Statutes for Students, and various books of Jewish interest)

Unremunerated Interests

  • Senior Associate Research Fellow, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
  • Research Fellow, Law Faculty, Bar Ilan University
  • Advisory Board Member of the Institute of Legal and Constitutional Research, University of St Andrews

Shareholding

  • Sole shareholder and director of Daniel Greenberg Limited (drafting and writing projects on legislation and on matters of Jewish law and ethics)

Miscellaneous

  • Member - RS Surtees Society

Healey, Thomas

Title

Principal Clerk of the Table Office

Remunerated Interests

  • Nil

Unremunerated Interests

  • Chair and Trustee, Study of Parliament Group, a registered charity (No. 251208) the purpose of which is to study the working of Parliament and Parliamentary institutions, and to advance public knowledge of these subjects. The Group is funded primarily by subscriptions from members, many of whom are employees of the House of Commons or Lords.
  • Member of the Council and Trustee, Statute Law Society, a registered charity (No. 261226) the purpose of which is to procure and further the making of technical improvements in the form and manner in which statutes and delegated legislation are expressed, and to further the education of the public in the processes and scope of legislation of all kinds

Shareholding

  • Nil

Miscellaneous

  • Nil

Laurence Smyth, Liam

Title

Clerk of Legislation (to May 2024)

Remunerated Interests

  • Oxford University Press (OUP) has offered £75 worth of OUP books for my share in writing a chapter on the legislative process in Exploring Parliament (2nd edition, forthcoming 2024) edited by Cristina Leston-Bandeira, Alexandra Meakin and Louise Thompson

Unremunerated Interests

  • Ex officio Trustee, May Memorial Fund (registered charity 306057) which controls the copyright to Erskine May's Parliamentary Practice
  • Associate, Institute for Government (registered charity 1123926)
  • Fellow, Industry and Parliament Trust (registered charity 287527)
  • Chair, UK Branch, International Commission for the History of Representative and Parliamentary Institutions (from July 2022)

Shareholding

  • Nil

Miscellaneous

  • Member, Society of Clerks-at-the-Table in Commonwealth Parliaments
  • Member, Study of Parliament Group (registered charity 251208)
  • Member, Political Studies Association Legislatures Group

Lee, Colin

Title

Clerk of Legislation (from June 2024)

Remunerated Interests

  • Nil

Unremunerated Interests

  • Associate Fellow, History of Parliament
  • Secretary, The International Commission for the History of Representative and Parliamentary Institutions, UK Branch

Shareholding

  • Nil

Miscellaneous

  • Fellow of the Royal Historical Society 

Samson, Eve

Title

Clerk of the Journals

Remunerated Interests

  • Nil

Unremunerated Interests

  • Nil

Shareholding

  • Holding in Fundsmith Equity Fund

Miscellaneous

  • Nil

Smith, David

Title

Chief Digital Advisor, Digital Service

Remunerated Interests

  • Nil

Unremunerated Interests

  • Independent Examiner - Uttlesford Food Bank (registered charity in England and Wales, number 1176230)

Shareholding

  • Nil

Miscellaneous

  • Fellow of Institute of Directors
  • Fellow of British Computer Society
  • Member of The Institute of Digital Transformation

Turner, James

Title

Director of Customer Experience and Service Delivery

Remunerated Interests

  • Nil

Unremunerated Interests

  • School Governor - Riverhead Infants School

Shareholding

  • Nil

Miscellaneous

  • Nil

Richards, Patricia

Title

Interim CEO, Restoration and Renewal Client Team

Remunerated Interests

  • Nil

Unremunerated Interests

  • Nil

Shareholding

  • Nil

Miscellaneous

  • Nil