Role of the Company Secretary

A practical look at the essential knowledge needed to perform as an effective company secretary.

This course will give you an in-depth introduction to the complexities of the role of company secretary. You will gain the knowledge and skills needed to fulfil your role successfully. You’ll learn how to balance governance and strategic influence between executive management and the board.

6 hours


This course will give you the knowledge and skills to:

  • define the role, responsibilities and key duties of the modern company secretary
  • develop and implement best practice in line with the Companies Act 2006 and updates to the UK Corporate Governance Code
  • deal sensitively with issues surrounding the disclosure of interests, changes to auditors and the appointment and removal of directors


This course will help you gain skills and knowledge that can be used straight away, whether you are a newly appointed company secretary or looking to improve your performance with fresh insights. You’ll also benefit from practical checklists and draft documents that can be used to evaluate your organisation’s performance and help you implement best practice and improve efficiency.

Course leaders

Our course leaders are expert practitioners specialising in governance, strategy, leadership and finance with exceptional real-world experience.

Dates and prices

8 Jul
Fully booked
14 Nov
116 Pall Mall, London

The professional development training gives you greater confidence in decision-making – providing an in-depth understanding of potential consequences.

Vicky Clarke Brown CDir, Custom Solar Ltd

Here to help

Please get in touch if you have any questions about our business courses. Our contact hours are 9am to 5:30pm Monday to Friday. If you would like someone from our team to contact you, please email us at [email protected] and we will get in touch within 24 hours on weekdays.

IoD Professional Development

+44 (0)20 3855 4309 [email protected]
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