Whether in a listed company, a not-for-profit company, a government department, statutory commission, government agency, or a government corporation, the Company Secretary, corporate secretary or administrator tackles a wide range of stimulating issues.
As advisers to directors, company/corporate secretaries and administrators are often relied upon as the corporate authority on relevant regulatory requirements, listing rules requirements and other legislation relevant to corporate governance.
They may be called upon to handle such complex issues as multi-million dollar capital raisings, the implementation of new information systems, directors' elections, the production of annual reports or the issuing of a prospectus.
They are expected to bring both technical expertise and the highest ethical standards to the table.
A Company Secretary's major management responsibilities may include:
In advising on and ensuring the organisation's legal compliance the Company Secretary has regard to:
It is a role which is constantly changing and challenging as we continue to see vast change in legislation affecting corporate conduct.