Deputy Head of Company Secretariat

Location London
Discipline: Audit, Risk & Compliance
Job type: Permanent
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Job ref: J4678
Published: about 2 months ago
New Deputy Head of Company Secretariat opportunity with a top-performing Global Insurer. An Reporting into the Head of Corporate Governance & Company Secretariat, you will manage your own portfolio of boards and committees and also support in monitoring and developing the corporate governance frameworks for the Life and P&C business. This will involve regular contact with Executive Management, Directors and senior stakeholders. Key Responsibilities: • Provide a full company secretarial service to a portfolio of regulated companies and committees. • Deputise for the Head of Corporate Governance & Company Secretariat as required. • Line management and mentoring/coaching members of the team. • Provide support and advice to the UK Executive and other key stakeholders on compliance with governance requirements and governance best practice. • Lead on governance improvement projects and initiatives. • Project support – be a key part of business projects that impact on the team, its remit or operate across our legal entity structure (e.g. SMCR, Legal Entity Simplification, Acquisitions / Divestments etc). • Identify new legislation, regulations or guidance that impacts on our entities or the services we provide. • Maintain systems and processes to support the effective operation of the corporate governance frameworks, ensuring they remain fit for purpose and serve the requirements of the UK business. • Deliver Director induction/refresher training. • Provide Corporate Governance training and updates to the business and key stakeholders. • Provide advice and information on the corporate structure. Qualifications/ Experience: • Qualified Solicitor and/or Chartered Secretary (or equivalent) • Proven experience of designing, maintaining and delivering corporate governance frameworks and initiatives, including implementation of new requirements in accordance with legal and regulatory requirements. • Experienced in company secretarial law and practice. • Expert knowledge of relevant corporate law and governance and its application.