Recognition of Membership
Members of The Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute ("HKCGI" or "the Institute") have dual memberships of both The Chartered Governance Institute ("CGI") and the Institute. In addition, members also receive wide recognition from governmental departments, public organisations, statutory professional bodies, regulators as well as legal recognition of their professional status under the Hong Kong Companies Ordinance. Organisations that recognise members’ professional status include:
1. Companies Registry
Members are recognised as ‘a professional company secretary practicing in Hong Kong’ under the Companies Ordinance (Cap. 622) to:
- certify translation of documents under Section 4(3)(e); and
- certify true copy of documents under Section 775(2)(b)(vi).
Guidelines on Certification (valid until 31 January 2022)
Guidelines on Certification (effective from 1 January 2022)
2. Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited
Members are specifically considered by the Exchange as an acceptable qualification for discharging the functions of company secretary in Main Board Listing Rules 3.28 and Growth Enterprise Market (GEM) Listing Rules 5.14.
3. Hong Kong Bar Association
Members are entitled for the Direct Professional Access (DPA) to practicing barristers for legal advice. DPA allows Institute members to brief and instruct practicing barristers directly without the intermediary of solicitors.
4. Official Receiver’s Office
Members are qualified to be appointed as a provisional trustee of the bankrupt and as a qualified professional to handle insolvency work under the Bankruptcy (Amendment) Ordinance.