Head of Governance - Sussex





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Posted about 08 hours ago


Group Company Secretary – West Sussex


Development and management of a team, including the implementation of governance policy, handbook and working closely with the board and key stakeholders to provide governance strategy support and deliver change.

The position will include:

· Selecting, implementing and managing relevant company secretarial software and systems

· Setting and managing the company secretarial budget and helping select and manage relationships with relevant service providers to drive efficiencies and ensure a high level of service

· Support projects as required including Governance restructures and M&A transactions   

· Oversight and development of the corporate secretariat team, line manager, coach, and mentor for team members

  • Managing corporate boards and committee meeting processes
  • Attendance at and minuting Board and committee meetings

· Compliance with regulations, company law and corporate governance guidelines

  • Statutory compliance to ensure correct compliance with Companies Act
  • Maintaining Board and Committee records including papers, minutes, and other documentation
  • Co-ordinate reviews of the Boards delegated authorities 
  • Put in place arrangements for evidencing effectiveness of Board’s on-going development programme and performance evaluation

Requirements and previous experience:

  • Associate or Fellow of ICSA
  • Extensive company secretarial experience at a senior level in financial services
  • Ability to manage, motivate and lead people to deliver objectives including where there is no direct reporting line
  • Proven track record of developing constructive working relationships with senior executives and non-executive board members
  • Experience influencing in the Boardroom

If you would like more information about how to apply, please do contact me on 02030 588 005 or at poppy@dmjcosec.com

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Poppy Taylor

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