Elected to the Executive Committee in March 2018. Clerk of the House of Commons Mr. Charles Robert was named Clerk of the Senate and Clerk of the Parliaments in February, 2015. The position of Clerk of the Senate is a Governor in Council appointment made pursuant to paragraph 130(b) of the Public Service Employment Act. The Clerk of the Senate serves as the primary advisor on the procedures and practices of the Senate, both in the Senate Chamber and in committees. He is also involved with the Senate Administration sharing this responsibility with the Chief of Corporate Services; and the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel together they are accountable to the Senate through the Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration and the Speaker. Mr. Charles Robert first came to Parliament Hill more than 35 years ago, beginning in the Library of Parliament before going to the House of Commons and finally, since 1991, coming to the Senate of Canada. He has written several published papers on privilege and other topics related to parliamentary affairs. Mr. Robert was appointed Clerk of the House of Commons on 10 July 2017.