Thames Valley Group

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About us

The Thames Valley branch covers Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxford and is run by local chartered secretaries to promote the profession in the Thames Valley area. Other aims of the branch are to provide continuing professional development and networking activities as well as supporting ICSA students. Group events are open to other professionals within the region appointed to the position of Company Secretary as well as Professional Subscribers of the ICSA.

Contact Thames Valley

Join the ICSA Thames Valley Group LinkedIn Group.

For membership and study enquiries please contact the student and membership team:

For branch support and event queries please contact the branch support team

Upcoming events

Special meeting on proposed Charter and byelaw changes

Date: Wednesday 25 July 2018
Venue: Kendrick & Abbey Suite, Millennium Madejski Hotel, Madejski Stadium, Junction 11, M4 Reading, RG2 0FL
Time: 6.00pm - 7.00pm; refreshments and registration from 5.30pm
Cost: Free

ICSA members and students in Thames Valley are warmly invited to a special meeting this summer. Please join us to receive an update on the progress of current Institute reforms, and to participate in a consultation on a second proposal for Charter and byelaw changes to be presented at the global Institute’s AGM on 19 September 2018. 

Peter Swabey, Research and Policy Director, and Frank Curtiss, ICSA UKRIAT Immediate Past President, will update you on the introduction of the new qualifying programme syllabus, affiliated membership and the new designation of chartered governance professional. They will also seek your views on the International Council proposals to build on these innovations, including a new name for ICSA. You can read more about the proposals here

All members and students are most welcome to take part, and we look forward to hearing your views. If you are unable to make this session, but would like to see if you can attend one of our other branch meetings, see the full list here

After the meeting, we invite you to stay and enjoy our networking event where you can socialise with your peers and like-minded professionals.

We hope that you will be able to join us. 

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Contact Thames Valley

Join the ICSA Thames Valley Group LinkedIn Group.

For membership and study enquiries please contact the student and membership team:

For branch support and event queries please contact the branch support team

Previous events

Brexit seminar

Date: Thursday 17 May 2018

Our guest speaker, Sir Mark Boleat, provided an update on Brexit and implications for the UK, EU, US, Asia, Commonwealth and the wider global markets.

Sir Mark is a Senior Partner at AlbionRock Ltd, a business advisory firm providing strategic consulting on Brexit. He is Chairman of Link Scheme Holdings Ltd, Deputy Chairman of the City of London Corporation’s Policy and Resources Committee (having been Chairman from May 2012 to May 2017), Chairman of Governors of the City of London Academy Highbury Grove, Chairman of the Housing and Finance Institute, and a member of the Advisory Board of International Business and Diplomatic Exchange (IBDE).

Sir Mark's recent paper on Brexit and the Financial Services Industry: the story so far is available here.

 

General Data Protection Regulation seminar

Date: Thursday 8 March 2018

Bradley Geppert, Data Security Inspector and Mandy Webster, Data Protection Consulting, provided an overview of the requirements in the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the challenges businesses will face and consider the practical changes to policies and processes that will be necessary as a result. 

All participants received a copy of the GDPR guidance note.

 

Festive Drinks

Date: Thursday 7 December 2017

This was a great opportunity to celebrate the year's achievements and network with peers. The drinks are a chance to meet and socialise with like-minded individuals in an informal setting.

Non-members and those from other professions were welcome at this event.

ICSA Thames Valley would like to thank the sponsors for this event, UHY Hacker Young and Passageways.

                     

 

Thames Valley Branch CPD Meeting

Date: Thursday 14 September 2017

Speakers:

David Clarke, former head of cyber security at BT Plc, will be advising on data protection policy and the implementation of appropriate technology and processes to support cyber security measures. 

Steve Doyle, Trainer and Coach, will discuss how best we can develop our Linkedin profiles to be more clear, concise and customer focused. 

 

Special briefings on proposed Charter and byelaw changes

Date: Thursday 24 August 2017

David Venus FCIS, International President, and Peter Swabey FCIS, Policy and Research Director, outlined the strategic drivers for the proposed Charter an byelaw changes and what they would mean for you. 

Though only members can vote in the AGM, all students are very welcome to take part.

 

Thames Valley Inaugural Meeting 

Date: Thursday 2 February 2017 

The first formal meeting of the ICSA Thames Valley group. 

Contact Thames Valley

Join the ICSA Thames Valley Group LinkedIn Group.

For membership and study enquiries please contact the student and membership team:

For branch support and event queries please contact the branch support team

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