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Company Secretary

Updated: 08 Feb 2013

The Company Secretary supports the Chairman in promoting the highest standards of corporate governance, and facilitating the effective functioning of the Board and its committees, where appropriate.

  • The Company Secretary reports to the Chairman on Board/committee matters and to the Chief Regulatory Officer on administrative matters. The appointment and removal of the Company Secretary is a matter for the Board as a whole.
  • All Directors have direct access to the advice and services of the Company Secretary for the ongoing discharge of their duties and responsibilities.
  • The key functions of the Company Secretary include –
    • assisting the Chairman in ensuring that there are timely and appropriate information flows to the Board and between the Non-executive Directors and the management, to enable Directors to discharge their responsibilities
    • ensuring that Board’s policy and procedures, and all applicable rules and regulations, are complied with by each and every Director
    • ensuring accurate records of Board/committee (where appropriate) meeting proceedings, discussions and decisions are recorded
    • giving independent, impartial advice to the Board on governance matters
    • providing updates to the Board on regulatory, CG and CSR issues, new legislations, and Directors’ duties and obligations
    • facilitating induction and professional development of Directors
    • facilitating communications with shareholders through a variety of means, including annual general meetings, circulars and periodic reports
  • The Company Secretary’s biography is set out in the annual reports.
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