President of the House Vera Bergkamp congratulates interim Secretary General Geert Jan Hamillton.

The Rules of Procedure confer a number of duties and powers directly on the Secretary General. These duties are laid down in sections 10, 13, 14 and 15 of the Rules of Procedure.

Mr Geert Jan Hamilton

Mr Geert Jan Hamilton was Secretary General of the Senate of the Netherlands from 4 July 2006 to 1 October 2018. Previous posts include director of the Legal Department of the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, legal advisor of the Association of Dutch Health Insurers and chairman of the Association Internationale de la Mutualité (AIM), an international organization of social health insurers. At present, he is secretary of the Dutch National Disaster Relief Fund. Mr Hamilton graduated from Erasmus University Rotterdam in international public law.