The corporate collapses of the late 1990s and early 2000s resulted in an increased shareholder focus on corporate governance and transparency. As a result, the company secretary’s role in governing and monitoring the organisation has been emphasised
As the responsibilities of the board have increased, the volume of work and necessary skills to support the board have enhanced the role of the company secretary. The company secretary is now often considered to be the chief governance specialist within an organisation, increasingly relied upon to provide advice and implement good governance practices. It is a more proactive role than in previous times.
Company secretaries have legal responsibilities in addition to their work in support of the board, which will vary according to the specific needs of the organisation.
The value of company secretaries is recognised in the ASX Corporate Governance Council’s Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations which state in the commentary to Recommendation 2.5:
‘The company secretary plays an important role in supporting the effectiveness of the board by monitoring that board policy and procedures are followed, and coordinating the timely completion and despatch of board agenda and briefing material. It is important that all directors have access to the company secretary. The appointment and removal of the company secretary should be a matter for decision by the board as a whole. The company secretary should be accountable to the board, through the chair, on all governance matters.’
By the end of 2021 we are establishing a new board to help us scale our commercialisation and impact as an enterprise. We are looking for skilled, purposeful, and qualified board members to ensure we have excellent governance and expertise to guide the next stages of our growth.
Bambuddha group has a small team which manages the leadership community and program delivery with input from two active subcommittees – in addition to the new, to be formed Board. We also have a wide network of coaching volunteers and partners who are committed to our impact goals.
Focus on developing the awareness and engagement of businesses in the Corporate Kindness Conference & Awards.
Focus on development of high impact programs and impact created through our scholarship offerings
To reflect our ambition and commitment to be more representative in our governance structures, we particularly encourage and welcome applications from first nations people, young people, people with a disability, people from minority ethnic backgrounds and people from the LGBTQ+ community.
Please send a resume/LinkedIn and a letter outlining your suitability for the role and WHY you want to help steer Bambuddha Group to an impactful and commercially sustainable future.