Sunday February 23, 2020

What the company secretary does

The company secretary is responsible for the efficient administration of a company, writes Maura Quinn.

26th February, 2012
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Maura Quinn, Institute of Directors in Ireland. Photo: Tony O'Shea

The company secretary is responsible for the efficient administration of a company. They must ensure compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements and make sure that decisions taken by the board are implemented.

There is no legal requirement for the company secretary of a private company to have professional qualifications, though the role does require a specific skill set of knowledge and relevant experience. Many company secretaries will hold a qualification from the Institute of Chartered...

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