Chartered Secretaries are senior professionals equipped with a board skill set encompassing corporate law, accounting and finance, governance, strategy, tax and corporate secretarial practice. They principally work as company secretaries or in related roles and are the primary source of advice on corporate governance to their board. This can span everything from legal and accounting advice, to strategy development and corporate planning.
Chartered Governance Professionals are highly qualified and experienced professionals who have a deep understanding of governance and risk management across listed companies, private and not-for-profit organisations. In view of the ever more complex regulatory environment under which organisations now operate, the skills and knowledge possessed by members of this profession - in roles such as risk managers and compliance managers - are becoming increasingly sought-after.
Chartered Secretaries and Chartered Governance Professionals are the standard bearers for good business practice. They are obliged to uphold the highest standards of governance and ethical behaviour in the organisations for which they work.
Members of the Institute, holding dual designations of Chartered Secretary and Chartered Governance Professional, receive wide recognitions from governmental departments, regulators, statutory and professional bodies. Please refer to ‘Recognitions & Benefits’ section for details.