Role of Company Secretary

A Company Secretary's role can encompass:

  • Keeper of 'secrets' related to the confidential business of the company and matters discussed 'around the Board table'
  • Confidant of the Chairman - and other directors; provider of guidance in directorial duties & responsibilities
  • Fill the position required by statute under the Corporations Act for public companies (and desirable for all other companies)
  • Chief administrative officer in the company
  • Undertake duties, responsibilities and obligations as required by the Corporations Act and Regulations, the company's Constitution, stock exchange listing rules, other applicable legislation and common law
  • Ensure that the company carries out its statutory functions and obligations
  • Maintain the company's books, records & registers