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The Chief of Staff of the Office of the Prime Minister, usually referred to as the Residence Chief of Staff is the official title of the officer in charge of the office of the Prime Minister of Georgeland. The Chief of Staff is usually a powerful figure inside the Prime Minister's political party, and co-ordinates the political activities of the Prime Minister and of the government. The Chief of Staff is regarded as a very powerful and influential person, and is usually the Prime Minister's closest adviser.
The office came into existence officially in 1976, when the Office of the Prime Minister was formally created. Before this date, Prime Ministers had separate political advisers not organised into a single office. One notable example was Prime Minister Thomas Richardson, whose wife, Susan served as his chief adviser, and was called his "Chief of Staff", though she did not hold this position in any official capacity. The Residence Chief of Staff is responsible for the Office of the Prime Minister, under whose jurisdiction falls The Residence, the Prime Minister's official house. He supervises all staff in the Residence and the OPM. He is paid by the political party to which he, and the PM, belong, and is not paid by the government of Georgeland. For this reason, some Prime Ministers have opted not to have a formal Chief of Staff. Incumbent Prime Minister Luke Macaulay did not appoint a Chief of Staff until his third year in office and co-ordinated government business personally during that time. In February 2010, Macaulay appointed Elliot Hammond, Chief of Staff to Eric Edge during his brief premiership in 1995, to the position.

Some Chiefs of Staff have had deputies, but this is not always the case. The Chief of Staff works in tandem with the Cabinet Secretary, Secretary of the Prime Minister's Department and the Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary in co-ordinating government business.
The Chief of Staff can be seen as the "prime mover" in the Georgeland government, responsible for shaping the government's agenda.

List of Residence Chiefs of Staff[]

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Name Served Prime Minister/s
John Granger 1976-1979Bradley Van Goen
Noel Quarton
Simon Farrow1983-1985Noel Quarton
John Granger1985-1989Noel Quarton
George Montgomery1989-1992Noel Quarton
John Cramer1992-1995Noel Quarton
Elliot Hammond 1995Eric Edge
Matthew Walsh 1995-2000Charlton Robards
Ed Barclay 2001Michael Elderton
Matthew Walsh 2001-2002Charlton Robards
Marilyn Sukopoulous 2002-2004Charlton Robards
Martin Tanner 2004-2005Charlton Robards
Lisa Barrington 2005Charlton Robards
Bill Farmer 2005-2007Zoe Parker
Elliot Hammond 2010-2010Luke Macaulay
Stuart Woolf2010-2014Lawrence Porter Alex Forrester2014-2015Lawrence Porter Jane Singh2015-2017Deborah Robards Bill Farmer2017-2018Deborah Robards Scott Cole (acting)2018-2019Deborah Robards Iain Filey2019-2019Clare Price Katherine Doody 2019-Tom Elderton
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