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Corporate Governance & Advisory

Our specialist Corporate Governance & Advisory team is available to support you with all your legal requirements.
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Corporate Governance & Advisory Services

With today’s ever increasing corporate governance requirements, it is more important than ever for company secretaries and company directors to keep up to date with all the latest regulations and statutory provisions – an unenviable task with the number and frequency of changes.

Corporate Governance & Advisory Services

With today’s ever increasing corporate governance requirements, it is more important than ever for company secretaries and company directors to keep up to date with all the latest regulations and statutory provisions – an unenviable task with the number and frequency of changes.

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    Corporate Governance & Advisory FAQs

    What is Corporate Governance?

    Corporate Governance is a framework system covering effective, entrepreneurial and prudent management ensuring sound stewardship of the organisation.  It requires leadership from the top in setting the tone on accountability, transparency, probity and focus.

    Why is Corporate Governance important?

    It goes to the very heart of the organisation and affects how people respond to structures, systems, processes and procedures culminating in whole entity assurance.

    Good strong governance enhances reputation, credibility and value.

    How can we maintain Corporate Compliance?

    Coroprate Governance requires leadership from the top in setting the tone on accountability, transparency, probity and focus, we are able to assist you in ensuring:

    • Compliance with constitutional documents
    • Adherence to Board Structure and authority protocols
    • Adherence to Board and committee delegation protocols
    • Policy creation, compliance and review
    • Consideration of board objectives, strategic risks and navigating the compliance landscape
    • Evaluation of Director suitability
    • Organising, running and minuting meetings
    • Acting as conduit for communication and action resolution
    • Training Directors
    How can a Company Secretary help my business?

    In acting as your Corporate Company Secretary, we can support the board on visibility of:

    • Policies
    • Processes
    • Information
    • Regulation
    • Risk

    This will help your organisation function effectively and efficiently without impacting on the entrepreneurial spirit.

    What will a Company Secretary achieve for my organisation?
    • Focusses board oversight, providing clarity on the objectives.
    • Creates a framework for delegation of responsibilities and accountabilities for the board.
    • Enhances strategy buy-in, with the board being co-creators of the development and executors of strategy.
    • Demonstrates board awareness and their consideration of the key emergent risks for the organisation.
    • Improves the strategic and operational alignment between the board direction and the company operations thereby creating a strong feedback reporting loop.
    • Builds overall board effectiveness with contributions from all board members.
    • Ensure that your organisation considers the crucial aspects of corporate governance that will allow your organisation to take advantage of the result achieved through implementing best practice procedures and frameworks.

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