The Evolution of Governance Reporting for Company Secretaries
There are few people more central to how an organisation runs than the company secretary.
The company secretary is more than just the person responsible for the efficient administration of a company. The role extends across corporate law, finance, governance, strategy and the corporate secretarial practice itself. They have the ear of the Board, providing support and advice to the Chair, the CEO and the non-executive directors. This is no mere clerical or secretarial duty.
As organisations have gotten increasingly international, as they’ve built complex subsidiary structures that need closer attention, and as the compliance burden has grown, the role of the company secretary hasn’t necessarily evolved.
So, what’s happened to the role of the company secretary in recent years? And how has that governance reporting burden evolved?
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