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Appointment of the company secretary

A practical guide for chairmen, CEOs, HR professionals and recruitment consultants seeking to appoint a company secretary.

The Henley Report identifies that the best company secretaries support good governance and sound decision making through a combination of technical knowledge, commercial acumen and social and emotional intelligence.

Each organisation is different and must appoint a company secretary with the right skills and experience for their specific needs. This guidance note has been prepared to support chairmen, CEOs, HR professionals and recruitment professionals in this critical task.

The guidance explores the core skills, knowledge and personal attributes to look for in candidates for this pivotal role, and gives helpful advice on tailoring your candidate requirements to meet the particular needs of your board.

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