Our client’s South African Governance Services division has a vacancy for the divisional head for Company Secretarial Services.
This executive role requires someone affluent in latest governance practices, the King Code of Corporate Governance, outsourced governance advisory services and related regulation and legislation. This includes The Companies Act No 71 of 2008 as well as the respective Listing requirements for South African stock exchanges, such as the JSE, A2X Markets and Zar X, or any related dual listing requirements of foreign bourses where applicable.
The individual is expected to advise the board of directors at both listed and unlisted companies to support strategic decision-making processes and critical issues. The individual must also lead the design and implementation of the governance framework, and ensure that all statutory responsibilities, corporate governance, compliance and administrative duties and obligations are met by the division.
This position requires a highly ethical and diplomatic individual with good interpersonal skills and proven ability to lead and promote a team environment, who can demonstrate exceptional written and verbal communication skills and problem-solving skills combined with unquestionable decision making and negotiation ability. The ideal candidate will have a strong drive to constantly achieve with a great focus on client success.
At least six years’ experience in a leadership role with a proven track record of engaging at a strategic level and successful people leadership.
Person with impeccable business integrity.
Completed LLB or BCom in Law. Admitted Attorney advantageous.
Professional membership of any related industry (beneficial)
Excellent knowledge of Company Secretarial practices, Corporate Governance principles and practices and Listings Requirements
Sound understanding of corporate governance technology solutions and tools i.e., entity management and Board support tools and latest technological trends and best practices
Company secretarial software packages (Prosoft, ESEC or similar)
Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel
Statutory administration and filings, such as the formulation of resolutions, registrations and de-registrations, MOI’s, appointments and any required administrative changes.
Board, Committee or Trustee evaluations and training
AGM support, meeting attendance and support
Excellent command of the English language (verbal and written)
Good communication and client engagement skills across all levels (from board level to junior staff)