Published on March 27, 2013
Tags: company secretary, Corporate Governance
Following the 2008 financial crisis, great emphasis is being placed on corporate governance by governments, organisations and companies worldwide. Emphasis is being placed on the role of the company’s officers and the manner in which the board should operate to ensure that the company upholds a solid corporate governance framework. Focus has, in certain cases, also shifted on the company secretary and the role this office can play in ensuring effective corporate governance.
Published on May 25, 2016
Tags: company secretary, Corporate Governance, Corporate Services
Corporate Governance, Corporate Services
The role of the company secretary should not be looked at as merely fulfilling administrative secretarial duties. Despite the name, the role is not a clerical or secretarial one in the usual sense. The company secretary keeps board members informed of their legal responsibilities. It is true that a company secretary does not take part in the management of the company as this is the responsibility of the Directors, but nowadays the role of company secretary is being increasingly considered as that of a special advisor to the board.