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Governance and Compliance is published by ICSA, the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, and is the only magazine for company secretaries and their equivalents in the not-for-profit and public sectors. Our readers also include governance professionals employed in a wide range of other roles - from managers and financial directors, to chief executives, directors and owner managers.

Our readers are often the focal point for independent advice about the conduct of business, governance and compliance. As such they have a powerful influence on a wide variety of business decisions, such as:

  • the appointment of external professional services and advisers – auditors, legal and financial services, pensions, insurance, property, facilities and other business services;
  • the recruitment and remuneration of directors and senior executives;
  • corporate structure.

The recent Governance and Compliance readership survey (February 2014) shows that the mean budget controlled by readers is around £750,000. It also highlights the fact that readers really value Governance and Compliance. More than half of the readership has been reading it for over eight years and the majority regard it as their prime source of invaluable industry news and practical advice. Around half of our readers keep the magazine for reference, revisiting it time and time again.

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Governance and Compliance (formerly known as The Chartered Secretary)* is a member of Audit Bureau of Circulation. The 3 audited average net circulation per issue of the 12 issues distributed between 1 July 2012 and 30 June 2013 was 15,886.

*ABC – audited retrospectively


News page


The latest developments around policy, regulation and compliance plus in depth analysis of the stories dominating the headlines.

Expertise page


Our technical content delivers insight into policy and legislation with expert interpretation of the latest publications and legal rulings impacting on your role.

Careers page


Information to help company secretaries and governance professionals develop their skills and achieve their professional goals.

Comment page


Opinions and expert viewpoints open up fresh perspectives on current and ongoing issues.

Features page


Discussions of the topics dominating the field of governance, Solid guidance and new ideas for achieving best practice and creating an effective organisational culture.


Updates on policy, training, qualifications and events from ICSA and the latest job opportunities across all sectors.


Our range of advertising opportunities allow you to reach a wider audience with responsibility for governance and compliance. In addition to display advertising in Governance and Compliance, advertisers can also access our website, as well as our two weekly e-newsletters Newswire (10,000 opt-in subscribers) and Jobswire (6,000 opt-in subscribers).

We also offer other opportunities such as:

  • Sponsorship columns 
  • Thought leadership 
  • Articles and supplements 

We are also happy to work with you on bespoke packages, across media campaigns and initiatives.

Throughout the year, ICSA holds a variety of events, from full day conferences to member networking evenings. There are plenty of opportunities for sponsorship, or to exhibit at these events.

Display Advertising Rates
DPS £6,735
Full page £3,510
Half page £1,820



Cover positions: + 30%
Guaranteed positions: + 10%
Agency commission: 10%

All advertising rates are subject to VAT.


Page dimensions: A4 (W 210 mm x H 297 mm)

Governance + Compliance only accepts artwork in high-res, print ready PDF format.

SizeType areaBleed size (incl. 3 mm bleed)
DPS not applicable W 426 mm x H 303 mm
Full page not applicable W 216 mm x H 303 mm
Half page horizontal W 185 mm x H 132.6 mm not applicable

Accepted file formats for print

  • high resolution: 300 dpi resolution for pictures; 1,200 dpi for linework or monocrome bitmap images 
  • use Adobe PDF setting ‘PDFx1a 2001’ 
  • CMYK – no spot colours or RGB; no embedded colour profiles or tailored colour settings 
  • fonts must be embedded 
  • transparent layers must be embedded 
  • OPI comments must be switched off 
  • white must be knocking out 
  • no trapping must be applied 
  • full page bleed ads must include 3 mm bleed on all sides 
  • crop marks must not run into the bleed area (please offset 4 mm)

Accepted file formats for online

  • static images should be provided in jpg or png format, optimised for web
  • a hyperlink should be provided with all images
  • animated gifs or flash animations are not accepted

Magazine inserts

All inserts should be delivered directly to our printers – details will be supplied upon booking. Inserts should be properly boxed, and marked using the following convention:

Governance + Compliance / [client] / [month] (in the format ‘month/year’) / [number of copies]

Please note: all inserts should be accompanied by a pdf proof, sent by email to the email address. Governance and Compliance magazine accepts no responsibility for inserts unseen before mailing.

The deadline given for delivery of inserts is absolute. No extension can be given. Advertisers who fail to provide copy by the deadline will still be charged at the full rate. Governance and Compliance magazine cannot guarantee that inserts delivered late will be sent with the magazine.


Tara Wilson
Business Development Manager
Phone: 020 7612 7021
Email: twilson@icsa.org.uk

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