Discover Governance: Use your law or business degree to start your career with the board

Introductory Webinar


Do you know what a career in governance entails? This webinar will demonstrate how a law or business degree provides you with the foundation you need to be a company secretary or governance professional and how it can equip you with the skills you need to start a career that spans multiple sectors.

The technical knowledge base for this career path is law, business and finance. What is most important are the personality traits and soft skills required to excel in the role. Having confidence in yourself, being solution led, being able to build trusted relationships and having a high level of written communication. These skills will develop with experience and serve you well throughout your career.

Whether you are a sixth form student, university student or a recent graduate – or you support those who are – this webinar will introduce you to a career path that is rewarding and impactful.

A career in governance

Are you looking for a role where you could work with boards at an early stage in your career? Interested in a role where you could implement and build on the knowledge from your degree? Intrigued by a role that is transportable between sectors?

During this informative webinar, you will hear from governance experts as well as a specialist recruitment consultant who will share information on routes into the profession and possible career paths once in role, as well as discussing the salary potential. As well as other key information about how to network, getting your social media right and getting your CV and your own brand (you) prepared.

Why attend?

Join our free webinar to find out about what the role of the company secretary and governance professional includes. Hear from our panel of company secretaries as they share their career journeys, focusing on highlights such as:

  • why they chose to become a company secretary or governance professional;
  • their academic and career backgrounds (e.g. law degree);
  • what drew them to the role;
  • what a typical day looks like and why they love what they do;
  • what they love (and find challenging) about their role;
  • the breadth of their in-company stakeholder reach; and
  • how they can use their unique position to support, advise and influence the board.
Who should attend?

This is a must-attend event for university students or recent graduates looking to find out more about a career in governance or the role of the company secretary. Students’ parents and careers advisers are also welcome.

Book early on this free-to-attend webinar as places are limited.


This webinar is hosted by Jane Galbraith, Head of Membership, The Chartered Governance Institute, who will be joined by:

  • Richard McDermott – Company Secretary and Data Protection Officer, The Football Association
  • Helena Meads - Trainee Secretariat Assistant, Secretariat, Santander UK plc
  • Samira Chambas - Assistant Company Secretary, Diageo
  • David Press - Managing director, DMJ Recruitment

Additional speakers to be confirmed

Register for our Discover Governance Webinar today to find out how we can support you and your career in governance.

Have a question for our guests?

Submit your questions during the registration process and we will address them live during the webinar as well as providing follow-up afterwards.


We’ll be hosting this event via Zoom

As this is an introductory webinar it does not confer CPD hours.

Price: Free

Date: 17 November 2020

Timing: 12:30 - 2:00pm GMT

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