The breadth and importance of the role of the Company Secretary has increased markedly over the past five years. It is a unique role as the Company Secretary is often neither part of “line management” nor a member of the Board itself. There are endeavours to move the profession beyond that of being the “administrative servant of the board” to one which encompasses the broader role of “board advisor”. (Rt Hon Alun Michael MP, May 2012 Report of the All Party Parliamentary Corporate Governance Group APPCGG – London UK)
What is a corporate secretary?
Within any organization, a Corporate Secretary’s duties include ensuring the integrity of the governance framework, being responsible for the efficient administration of a company, ensuring compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements and implementing decisions made by the Board of Directors.
A Corporate Secretary’s duties may include:
Most Corporate Secretaries are responsible for the following:
Who is a corporate secretary?
The attributes of an effective corporate secretary typically include:
What are the core competencies of a corporate secretary?
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