Our inaugural Leathwaite Company Secretary Survey polled individuals in leadership roles within Company Secretary functions globally. We reached across industry sectors, with respondents largely based in EMEA.

We recognise that Company Secretaries are now vital to delivering sustainable business performance and are finding themselves increasingly in the limelight needing to deal with more sophisticated corporate governance and regulatory issues. In our experience the role is, and has been for some time, emerging from the shadows. We are convinced that a strong Company Secretary is a critical part of an organisation’s executive team and that the Company Secretary has the potential to act as a key pivot point between the business and the Board.

The purpose of this survey was to provide insights into the areas of focus, the challenges and the current priorities for Company Secretaries. We wanted to explore the measures and support which could help this function to play a more strategic and commercial role going forward.

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