The course will start at 9:00 and finish at 17:00. Time has been given for breaks throughout the day. Start and finish times are subject to change.

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Welcome, introductions and overview

What are the responsibilities of the company secretary?

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  • Responsibilities to the board, the company and shareholders
  • Core duties: statutory registers and records
  • Understanding delegations of authority
  • Structure of the secretariat/combining the role with other functions

Group work: Case Study

What does an effective company secretary do?

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  • UK legal framework; regulation and legal aspects
  • Companies Act 2006
  • Registrar of Companies/Companies House
  • Board support aspects and the provision of information to the board and its committees

The company secretary and the governance framework

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  • The company secretary and the overall governance architecture of the organisation
  • The company secretary as a ‘gatekeeper’

Group work: Case Study

The company secretary as a conduit of information to the board

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  • The role of directors
  • The link between the board and the business
  • Being a point of access, services and advice for all directors
  • Responsibility for all board procedures and the compliance of board procedures

The company secretary and the board

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  • Advising and assisting directors on their duties and responsibilities
  • Promoting and reviewing new corporate governance developments

Conclusions and round up


Next course: 26 January 2022
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