Jeremy Small is an experienced Company Secretary with wide-ranging technical and commercial experience in manufacturing, services and financial services industries, who has extremely good relationships with chairmen, directors and senior executives, and is often used as a sounding board for commercial propositions, strategy and cultural issues.
Jeremy led an international team to develop a direct to consumer wealth management product and for several years he has actively sponsored talent and development programmes, providing coaching and mentoring support in the UK, France and Germany. At AXA, he introduced board evaluation and instigated a number of innovations to improve the culture and smooth running of board meetings. Jeremy has published articles on directors and decision-making, leadership and M&A, and acts as an informal advisor on corporate governance matters.
He was a member of the CBI Companies Committee for 10 years and is member of the ICSA’s Company Secretaries’ Forum. Jeremy’s experience at AXA, The BOC Group, Forte and Spear’s Games covers the entire range of company secretarial work including stock exchange compliance in the UK, US and Japan, contract negotiation, strategy development, corporate administration, company law, share options, insurance, intellectual property, pensions, and the establishment and operation of governance frameworks.