Head of Governance

Head of Governance

Job Title: Head of Governance
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, England
Salary: £80000.00 - £100000.00 per annum
Reference: BBBH18472_1550585032
Contact Name: Louisa Wood
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 19, 2019 14:03

Job Description

A London based professional body with a global presence is seeking a Head of Governance to join their newly restructured company secretarial function. Reporting directly into the General Counsel, the ideal individual will be ICSA qualified, have previous experience working within a high-profile role and enjoy managing a team.

Key Responsibilities

*Support the General Counsel in developing and implementing the governance framework worldwide.
*Ensure that the group meets its corporate compliance obligations
*Oversee board support services and be directly accountable as Secretary to Governing Council, Management Board and Audit Committees
*Provide governance and company secretarial advice to Boards and Committees, Non-Executives, Executives and senior management, and colleagues across the organisation including in other jurisdictions.
*Keep abreast of changing company and corporate law and other regulatory requirements in the UK and other jurisdictions, and corporate governance practice generally (including in regulatory bodies and the professions).
*Line management of governance team members
Required Experience

*Qualified Company Secretary (ACIS or FCIS) with significant board and committee experience
*Experience in regulation of public/professional bodies would be preferred but is not a prerequisite for the position
*Experience of the year end process including drafting sections of and managing the production of the annual report and organising the AGM
*Experience of entity management and compliance in group structures with non-UK domiciled entities
*Excellent communications skills
*Experience of managing people and managing expectations at all levels to deliver strategic projects