Company Secretary
The FD Centre
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, ZA
3d ago
source : Careers24

This key role will provide regulatory, leadership and administrative duties to the CEO; Board of Trustees and all sub committees.

  • The ideal individual will be allocated the following responsibilities : Be accountable to the Chairperson of the Board for all governance and secretarial matters;
  • Manage the Secretarial function, including supporting the Board and sub-committees; Provide Board, sub-Committee members and Trustees with guidance as to their duties, responsibilities and powers.

  • Ensure that relevant governance issues, either in terms of compliance or non-compliance are brought to the attention of the Board;
  • Ensure timeous distribution of all the documents required for Board and Sub-Committee meetings. Tracking of decisions will be a prerequisite;
  • Accurately communicate the Boards decisions and changes to policy on regular basis; Manage all the corporate governance and related matters including : o Founding Documents, Board Charter, Shareholder Compact, Terms of reference for Board and sub-committees, Annual work plans and evaluation action plan;
  • o Corporate governance and ethics advisory to Board, Sub-committees and EXCO o Facilitate the annual submission of the Declaration of Interest forms by Board and sub-committee Members.

  • o Compliance of Board resolutions Ensure support is provided and communication is managed Manage all stakeholder communication of the Board and CEOs office;
  • Supervise arrangement of meeting venues, equipment attendance registers, catering, etc.; Convene and administer all internal and external meetings set meetings, record accurate minutes, complete related documentation, statutory registers etc.

    Assist the Chief Risk Officer in discharging his / her duties and responsibilities in terms of the Act, the King Codes, the Protocol on Corporate Governance in State Affiliated Enterprises and the Public Finance Management Act.

    Liaising with external regulators and advisors such as attorneys, bankers, internal and external auditors. The following minimum requirements must be met in order to be considered for this position : A Bachelors degree in legal studies (Bproc or LLB) or equivalent qualification Admission as an Attorney Professional membership of Chartered Secretaries South Africa.

    At least 10 years hands-on experience in a company secretarial and relevant government and or parastatal environment High level of understanding and experience in the application of Public Management Act, as well as related legislations Good knowledge of corporate law and corporate governance principles Required to work extended hours when necessary particularly during the period when the Board and Sub-Committee meetings are being held

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