Andrew Kennon was appointed to the JAC as a lay member on 1 September 2017.

Andrew worked for 39 years as a Clerk in the House of Commons, retiring in 2017 after 5 years as Clerk of Committees. He has advised on governance and constitutional law, and written and lectured on parliamentary and constitutional issues throughout his career. He has worked on all aspects of parliamentary reform and was closely involved in the internal governance of the House of Commons.

He is the editor (with Professor Robert Blackburn) of ‘Parliament: Functions, Practice and Procedures’ and has extensive experience of speaking and advising other parliaments, abroad and in the UK, on best practice.