Cruising for the Commonwealth: While debate raged over whether Zimbabwe’s suspension from the Commonwealth ought to remain, and indecisive, lofty, pompous all puff and no bite criticisms reverberated around the CHOGM fold - Commonwealth Parliamentary Association secretary general Denis Marshall slept on.
Cruising for the Commonwealth: Commonwealth Parliamentary Association secretary general Denis Marshall snoozes at the CHOGM media centre, Abuja, Nigeria, Africa.
The Secretary-General is the CPA's chief executive officer, responsible for the interpretation and implementation of its policies and the enhancement of its activities and is in charge of the CPA Secretariat.
For the record: Before Hon. Denis MARSHALL, QSO, got the job of his life on becoming the Secretary-General the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association on 1 January 2002, he was a Member of the New Zealand Parliament from 1984 to 1999 and served as Minister of Conservation and Lands from 1990 to 1996. He also chaired various select committees during his parliamentary career, and as Conservation Minister he sat on his hands for months over the Cave Creek tragedy before finally resigning his portfolio.