ICSA Scottish Conference 2018

This conference took place on 23 May 2018

23 May 2018 

This full day conference covered a range of the commercial and strategic issues currently on the agenda of company secretaries and the boards they work with. Hearing from an excellent line up of speakers, attendees were kept up to date on some of the latest challenges and opportunities facing the business community, developments in corporate governance and compliance, and what the future might look like for company secretaries.

This conference was free to attend and will qualify for CPD hours.  A full breakdown of sessions was  sent out to attendees in advance.

The Burness Paull Company Secretarial team are delighted to be organising and hosting this year’s Scottish Conference for ICSA.


*Please note this programme may be subject to change.

09.00 Registration

Conference morning session, with coffee break


Networking lunch


Conference afternoon session, with tea break


Refreshments and networking


Key speakers and topics provisionally include:

  • Malcolm Wood, Group Company Secretary of Lloyds Banking Group - What boards are looking for in their company secretaries
  • Nicola Megaw, Chief Legal Officer and Group Company Secretary at Nucleus Financial Group - Diversity and inclusion
  • Sheelagh Duffield, Director of Savendie having previously held Group General Counsel and Company Secretary roles at The Miller Group, Scottish Power plc and STV plc - Practical guidance for board evaluation
  • Simon Osborne FCIS, Chief Executive of ICSA – The new Governance Code
  • Gillian Kyle, Deputy Company Secretary at The Weir Group PLC - Managing an international corporate group


Burness Paull Company Secretarial Team
Our Company Secretarial team has a true depth of experience and can deliver relevant and practical solutions to meet your company secretarial needs. The strength of our team was recognised recently at the ICSA Awards 2017, where we were “Highly Commended” in the “Service Provider of the Year” category.

Visit www.burnesspaull.com/expertise/company-secretarial to find out more.

2018 Highlights

Conference themes 

Firstly, the main themes from the conference have been captured here.

Save the date

We have identified Wednesday 22 May 2019 as the provisional date for the ICSA Scottish Conference 2019, so please put that in your diary. We would also love to hear any feedback you have on this year’s conference so that we can take into account any ideas for next year. As part of that, please let us know of any particular topics/speakers which would be of interest. 


We are pleased to provide you with the conference slides, available here.  

Workforce of Tomorrow

Related to the diversity and inclusion topic, the discussion paper referred to on the workforce of tomorrow is here.


The GDPR guide that was available at the conference is here.

How to book


Free to attend


This conference took place on 23 May 2018


Burness Paull's Edinburgh Office,
3rd Floor,
Exchange Plaza,
50 Lothian Road,
Edinburgh, EH3 9WJ



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