On 11 June 2018, Ms. Simone Roos was sworn in as Secretary General of the House of Representatives. The Secretary General advises the House, the President of the House and the Presidium on procedural and constitutional aspects of the House's activities. In addition, she is responsible for the House’s administrative body. During plenary sittings, she is seated at the President's right hand.
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.
Ms. Simone Roos
Simone Roos has been director general as well as deputy secretary general at the ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations since September 2014. Ms Roos studied law at the University of Amsterdam. In 1987, she started her career at the ministry of the Interior. Subsequently, she worked for nearly ten years at the Association of Netherlands Municipalities (VNG). After one year in the private sector, Simone Roos returned to the central government sector, where she held several posts at the ministry of Social Affairs and Employment and the ministry of Education, Culture and Science, including the post of deputy secretary general of the ministry of Education, Culture and Science. From 1 September 2009 until 1 September 2014, she was also a member of the Council for the Judiciary.