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The times are still changing

The times are still changing - read more

Company secretaries are moving to the top

Company secretaries are moving to the top

07 November 2017

Companies should embrace the high level of movement among company secretaries. Read more

Governance professionals should take up extracurricular activity

Governance professionals should take up extracurricular activity

02 October 2017

A non-executive role with an academy trust is a professional challenge and a philanthropic opportunity. Read more

Why governance professionals should give something back

Why governance professionals should give something back

24 August 2017

A further education governance role is an opportunity for personal development and making a difference to the community. Read more

Automation will set compliance officers free

Automation will set compliance officers free

24 July 2017

New technologies and industry networks are freeing up compliance professionals for more rewarding activity, says Mark Brotherton of Lloyds Bank. Read more

An evolving profession: part 2

An evolving profession: part 2

26 June 2017

Company secretaries taking the professional services route develop extensive marketable experience, says Leena Myers. Read more

An evolving profession: part 1

An evolving profession: part 1

26 June 2017

Organisations are increasingly splitting the general counsel and company secretary roles, says Connor Simms. Read more

The times are still changing

The times are still changing

26 June 2017

ICSA Fellow Jeffrey Ridley looks back on 50 years of governance. Read more

The future of the AGM

The future of the AGM

25 June 2017

An extract from Dr Rhona Sim’s winning submission for the Tom Morrison Essay Prize. Read more

Manage the chimp

Manage the chimp

15 May 2017

Understanding the human mind can help foster a positive work culture and improve psychological well-being. Read more

Influencer and enabler

Influencer and enabler

11 April 2017

Lorna McMillan, the ICSA Awards Company Secretary of the Year, on balancing the needs of the board and executive team and how governance reform is an opportunity for the company secretary to step up. Read more

Always in the spotlight

Always in the spotlight

07 March 2017

Members from the ICSA Awards Company Secretarial Team of the Year, National Grid, discuss what makes a successful secretariat team, managing competing priorities and the challenges of being a listed company. Read more

Insight Days

Insight Days

29 January 2017

DMJ and ICSA are offering graduates and students an insight into the company secretarial career. Read more

Market Abuse Regulations 2016 and the Disclosure and Transparency Rules

Market Abuse Regulations 2016 and the Disclosure and Transparency Rules

11 December 2016

An exclusive extract from ICSA’s new book, The ICSA Company Secretary’s Handbook, 11th edition. Read more

Becoming a NED

Becoming a NED

31 October 2016

Company secretaries can transfer their skills to non-executive roles. Read more

Study with ICSA: IFA

Study with ICSA: IFA

22 August 2016

Uphold standards in international finance with an ICSA qualification. Read more

The second step

The second step

18 July 2016

Chartered status can open up new possibilities in your career. Read more

Nominations for ICSA Awards 2016

Nominations for ICSA Awards 2016

06 June 2016

Recognising the outstanding individuals and teams in the governance sector. Read more

Role of the nomination committee

Role of the nomination committee

03 May 2016

An exclusive extract from ICSA’s new book, The Non-executive Directors’ handbook, 4th edition. Read more

CSQS study skills

CSQS study skills

03 May 2016

Revision for your exam may be going well, but do you know how to put all that knowledge down on paper?. Read more

Does good governance require a fresh approach?

Does good governance require a fresh approach?

30 March 2016

An extract from Ruth Keating’s winning submission for ICSA’s essay competition, in memory of Tom Morrison FCIS. Read more

A helicopter view

A helicopter view

30 March 2016

Joanne Alker speaks about the importance of strong relationships with the board and the unique challenges of being a company secretary in the NHS. Read more

A utility player

A utility player

23 February 2016

Greg Smith speaks to Governance and Compliance about his role at LPFA, the future of the profession and the challenges of working in the public sector. Read more

Prepare, plan and practise

Prepare, plan and practise

23 February 2016

Essential study skills for CSQS students. Read more

The role of charity trustees

The role of charity trustees

25 January 2016

An exclusive extract from the brand new book, The ICSA Charity Law and Governance Handbook. Read more

Deal with the cause

Deal with the cause

25 January 2016

Name-blind recruitment does not tackle the root problem. Read more

Widening the pool

Widening the pool

15 December 2015

Recruiters are addressing the diversity issue, says David Press. Read more

Support for the secretariat

Support for the secretariat

15 December 2015

As the year end approaches, there is often a spike in requests for interim company secretarial support. Read more

Effective negotiating skills

Effective negotiating skills

26 October 2015

To achieve your desired outcome you must understand the process. Read more

Visible behaviour

Visible behaviour

26 October 2015

Independence is a state of mind, say Tim Ward and Scott Knight. Read more

Effective chairing skills

Effective chairing skills

28 September 2015

Proactive leadership keeps meetings on track. Read more

Planning for success

Planning for success

28 September 2015

Time to look strategically at succession planning, say Jay Bevington and Melissa Reid. Read more

Shaping the board

Shaping the board

28 September 2015

As the role of the NED changes, there is an opportunity for the company secretary. Read more

Tell your story

Tell your story

25 August 2015

A coherent narrative underpins an effective annual report. Read more

One size does not fit all

One size does not fit all

21 July 2015

The size and structure of an organisation will determine how a successful AGM is run. Read more

Achieving excellence: Best Small Cap or AIM company report

Achieving excellence: Best Small Cap or AIM company report

19 June 2015

Nominations are now open for the Best Small Cap or AIM company report 2015, Peter Swabey offers some thoughts on style and approach. Read more

Facilitate a resolution

Facilitate a resolution

15 May 2015

Consciously choose the role you take, says Paul Furey. Read more

International company secretaries qualify with ICSA

International company secretaries qualify with ICSA

15 May 2015

The first law graduates in Poland to undertake CSQS achieve excellence. Read more

Life of a contract

Life of a contract

15 May 2015

There are many issues to be aware of after a contract has been signed. Read more

Achieving excellence: strategic reporting

Achieving excellence: strategic reporting

20 April 2015

The ICSA policy team and judges of the Excellence in Governance Awards identify examples of corporate reporting good practice in FTSE 350 companies. Read more

Meeting the challenge

Meeting the challenge

20 April 2015

Offshore training providers fill the skills shortage with ICSA’s new IFA qualification. Read more

Moving from the private to public sector

Moving from the private to public sector

20 April 2015

Governance in the public sector is complex, with more layers and different points of accountability than in the private sector. Read more

Achieving excellence: remuneration reporting

Achieving excellence: remuneration reporting

13 March 2015

The ICSA policy team and judges of the Excellence in Governance Awards identify examples of corporate reporting good practice in FTSE 350 companies. Read more

Practitioner’s perspective

Practitioner’s perspective

13 March 2015

Company secretaries share their thoughts on how best to provide board support. Read more

Achieving excellence: board disclosure

Achieving excellence: board disclosure

16 February 2015

The ICSA policy team and judges of the Excellence in Governance Awards identify examples of corporate reporting good practice in FTSE 350 companies. Read more

Changing behaviours is key to governance

Changing behaviours is key to governance

16 February 2015

Emotional intelligence skills are key to the role of the company secretary. Read more

Achieving excellence: sustainability and stakeholder disclosure

Achieving excellence: sustainability and stakeholder disclosure

20 January 2015

The ICSA policy team and judges of the Excellence in Governance Awards identify the best features of corporate reporting in FTSE 350 companies. Read more

Cover all bases

Cover all bases

20 January 2015

Entering into a contract as a purchaser. Read more

Achieving excellence: audit and risk

Achieving excellence: audit and risk

16 December 2014

The ICSA policy team and the judges of the Excellence in Governance Awards identify examples of good practice in reporting from FTSE 350 companies. Read more

Supplier beware

Supplier beware

16 December 2014

Entering into a contract as a supplier. Read more

Stepping up successfully

Stepping up successfully

17 November 2014

Preparation is the key to a successful move up the career ladder. Read more

Board-level volunteering

Board-level volunteering

26 October 2014

Learning new skills, making connections, exploring opportunities and gaining experience are just some of the career benefits that come with trusteeships. Read more

Board development agendas

Board development agendas

01 October 2014

Developing your board to deliver governance. Read more

Boosting employability

Boosting employability

01 September 2014

Company secretarial work experience programmes are helping to build the pipeline. Read more

Paper moon

Paper moon

01 August 2014

Since the 1970s there has been a gradual move towards the paperless office but new technology could finally make this a workable reality. Read more

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