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Group Company Secretary, Listed Technology Company

EXECUTIVE SEARCH STATUS: COMPLETED

POSITION: Group Company Secretary

NATURE OF BUSINESS: Listed Technology Company

JOB LOCATION: Johannesburg

REPORTS TO: Chairman and Chief Financial Officer

TOTAL STAFF RESPONSIBILITY: In the region of 10

SUMMARY OF EXECUTIVE OPPORTUNITY:

Assume responsibility for ensuring that the Group maintains high standards of corporate governance and complies with necessary legal requirements. The Group Company Secretary is the repository of governance knowledge and advice, the guardian of the company’s proper compliance with both law and best practice and the overseer of its corporate integrity

KEY EXECUTIVE ATTRIBUTES REQUIRED:

  • Must have a FCIS, ACIS, LLB or BCom degree
  • At least 10 to 15 years' experience as Company Secretary for a JSE listed company
  • Should have been or currently be the Group Company Secretary for a Top 40 company on the JSE
  • Should ideally have led a company secretarial function for a group which has operations in Africa
  • In-depth knowledge of Company Law and JSE Listing Requirements
  • In-depth knowledge of King Code on Corporate Governance
  • Extensive experience in the recordal and preparation of minutes of meetings
  • Experience with electronic platforms for board pack compilation and distribution
  • International experience or exposure
  • Must be a South African citizen

KEY JOB PERFORMANCE AREAS:

  • Provide sound and professional advice to the Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer on matters relating to effective and efficient governance
  • Keep the Board members fully informed of existing and new legislative requirements and ensure the execution of such requirements
  • Act as a custodian of the Code of Ethics and monitor compliance thereof
  • Perform all secretariat functions outlined in King IV, the Companies Act and JSE Listings requirements
  • Prepare for Board and Committee meetings, including drafting agendas and sending out board and committee packs and other relevant documentation ahead of the meetings
  • Ensure that Board Committees are properly constituted and operate in accordance with their Terms of Reference
  • Be responsible for preparing and drafting Board resolutions, minutes, proxy forms, capital votes
  • Ensure that all documentation required in terms of applicable legislation is kept up to date
  • Prepare and finalise all documentation required for the Annual General Meeting
  • Organise regular capacity building for Board Members to keep them abreast of relevant issues and topics
  • Play a key role in the induction process of new directors, encompassing both directors’ duties and responsibilities in general and specific matters pertaining to the company itself and the industry in which it operates
  • Ensure Board resolution and directives are communicated and implemented by relevant parties
  • Advise all relevant governance bodies and members on any matters that may have an impact on the governance aspects of the various legal entities
  • Maintain a register of present and past directors, shareholders, minute books and registers
  • Assist with the appointment and resignation of directors, issuing of shares, share certificates, changes of year end, registered office


Note: Amrop Woodburn Mann will verify the qualifications of candidates prior to client interview. Should you be interviewed by Amrop Woodburn Mann you will be asked to sign a consent form to permit us to verify your qualifications. Scanned copies of your degrees and diplomas may be asked for and can be sent to us when sending us your educational and career details.