A Company Secretary operates in a challenging, complex and
Whether in a listed company, a not-for-profit company, a
government department, statutory commission, government agency,
or a government corporation, the Company Secretary, corporate
secretary or administrator tackles a wide range of stimulating
As advisers to directors, company/corporate secretaries and
administrators are often relied upon as the corporate authority
on relevant regulatory requirements, listing rules requirements
and other legislation relevant to corporate governance.
They may be called upon to handle such complex issues as
multi-million dollar capital raisings, the implementation of
new information systems, directors' elections, the production
of annual reports or the issuing of a prospectus.
They are expected to bring both technical expertise and the
highest ethical standards to the table.
A Company Secretary's major management responsibilities may
In advising on and ensuring the organisation's legal
compliance the Company Secretary has regard to:
It is a role which is constantly changing and challenging as
we continue to see vast change in legislation affecting
You can read more about the varied and fulfilling roles of a
Company Secretary at Career Profiles.
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