Governance NZ


Becoming a Chartered Secretary

A unique international qualification recognised in over 70 countries

The designation Chartered Secretary is recognised in more than 70 countries. In applying for membership of Governance New Zealand are automatically applying for membership of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) on its New Zealand register.

Governance New Zealand Inc. Associate and Fellow members are entitled to use the recognised ICSA postnominals of ACIS and FCIS, as well as the internationally-recognised designation, Chartered Secretary.

Affiliate membership

Affiliate membership is ideal for professionals involved in company secretarial work or other governance, risk management and compliance roles who want access to industry-related information, education and networking opportunities without pursuing "chartered" status. Affiliate members are members of Governance New Zealand but do not qualify for membership of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators (ICSA).