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Company Secretary Masterclass



01 - 04 Sep, 2014  4 days

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This 4-day course has been designed specifically for Directors and those directly involved in board support and board information preparation to help them provide to their boards the best quality board support and to enable them to consider what practical steps they can take to deliver better quality board support.

This course will broaden the awareness of members of and advisers to Boards of Directors of methods of improving board support mechanisms and frameworks. It provides an opportunity for participants to update their knowledge  and to explore the available mechanisms to deliver the effective board support necessary in order to fulfil their roles.

The 4-day course will explore the role of the Company Secretary which continues to evolve as the role is now about being:

  • An active participant with the board and directors to ensure good corporate governance and
  • board effectiveness
  • An advisor to the board to ensure that board intentions and policies are aligned and functioning
  • correctly
  • A gatekeeper to ensure that laws are not broken and that policies are complied with
  • An enabler and provider of information on trends and new developments


This advanced 4-day course is a vital overview to the board support practices and mechanisms that exist in listed companies, banks and other financial institutions. Practical guidance will be provided on such issues as:

  • Being a Company Secretary
  • Best practice guidance on policies and procedures
  • Managing meetings from conception to follow up
  • Governance frameworks
  • Dealing with regulators and other stakeholders
  • How to guide and influence
  • Managing information flows

Plus: The course will contain a variety of training activities that include:

  • Practical presentations and lectures
  • Group discussions
  • Multiple case studies
  • Board support simulations and role plays

Who should attend?

This course has been specifically designed for the benefit of members of and advisers to boards of Directors of listed companies, banks and other financial service organisations in both developed and emerging markets including:

  • Chairmen
  • Non-Executive Directors (both newly appointed and experienced)
  • Executive Directors responsible for company secretarial duties, Financial Directors or Controllers
  • Company Secretaries
  • In-house Legal Counsel, professional advisers, commercial lawyers and para-legals
  • Compliance staff and business managers
  • Corporate governance executives
  • Consultants
  • Those involved in supporting boards such as Chief Risk Officers and Internal Audit Officers


4-5 Star Hotel in Hong Kong, Hong Kong Sep 01 - 04 Sep, 2014

+852 2520 1481

The course instructor has worked as an In-House Lawyer and Company Secretary in the listed sector and undertaken public policy work before establishing her own consultancy practice in 2012.
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