Company Secretarial Practice Part 2: The Corporate Governance Role
Part 2 of this course considers the relationships crucial to a company’s performance, including those between the board and the company’s executive management and between the board and the company’s shareholders and other stakeholders. What facilities are required to make these relationships work better and how can the company secretary add value?
A key part of the company secretary’s contribution will be to act as an adviser to the board and individual directors in governance matters.
The course will examine the roles of the chairman, non-executive directors and the senior independent director (“the SID”), as well as other senior executives. It will be based around the new FRC Guidance on Board Effectiveness, relevant parts of the UK Corporate Governance Code and those sections of the syllabus for ICSA’s current CSQS exam on Corporate Secretarial Practice which concern board and board committee meetings, general (shareholder) meetings and the company secretary’s role in relation to all of these.
The course will be of interest and benefit to company secretaries, to board members and their professional advisers, and to corporate lawyers and others seeking a better understanding of how companies and boards may work effectively. Part 1 of the course takes place on the same day and may also be of interest.