We are the 3rd of 9 divisions to adopt the branding of the global Institute, this change started in 2018.
We will now be know as The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland or CGIUKI for short.
There was extensive consultation on the name with members in our division and across the world in the run up to the Institute’s AGM in autumn 2018. Members in our division were in favour of the change of name.
In 2019 it was agreed that ‘ICSA’ would no longer form part of our name as it no longer represented the full scope of the governance profession.
We have taken a transitionary approach over the past two years, and the adoption of our new logo now completes the process of changes to the Institute’s name. Over the last two years members and stakeholders have become familiar with the change and the reasons for this. From April 2021 this division will be know as The Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland, or CGIUKI.
We will no longer refer to ourselves as the ICSA.
Our web address is now www.cgi.org.uk and our email addresses have changed as well:
But don’t worry if you forget; we will still have access to our old email addresses for a transitionary period.
Our social handles will also be changing:
We started this transition in 2019 with the introduction of new postnominals FCG, ACG, CG (Affiliated) and GradCG. These changes were in preparation for the completion of the name change and remain in use. Historical post nominals were used by some until 31 December 2020.
Our members may use the professional designations of Chartered Secretary or Chartered Governance Professional or both.
Membership certificates were upgraded in 2019 and they are the same for each division and use the CGI logo. This means they are already up to date and members will need to take no action.
Our core qualification will continue to be known as the Chartered Governance Qualifying Programme.
We would like to assure members that there is no loss of recognition. In the normal way of a corporate name change, all references to the organisation under its old name are deemed to refer to it under its new name. In our case, the supplemental Royal Charter makes specific reference back to all previous names of the Institute back to 1902 and to our ‘perpetual succession’. What’s more, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) were part of the consultation for our charter change in 2019 and understand and support it.