The Legislative Assembly has approved the appointment of Mrs. Gloria Guttenbeil Pole'o as the Clerk of the House effective Monday 28th of January, 2013. Lord Fakafanua the Speaker of the House appointed Mrs. Pole'o for approval by the House in accordance with Clause 19 of the Legislative Assembly Act.
Mrs. Pole'o holds a BCom/Llb (Economics) and has worked for seven years as a Crown Counsels at the Crown Law Office (now the AttorneyGeneral's Office) as a prosecutor, legislative drafter, and secretary to the Government Law Committee. Mrs. Pole'o also worked for three and a half years as the Secretary/CEO of the Royal Land Commission. Mrs. Pole'o is a member of the Tonga Law Society and Women in Law Association.