Company Secretary Forum 2019

8th Annual

Company Secretary Forum 2019


Exclusive Headline Sponsor

Computershare offers corporate governance and compliance solutions to help companies transform their business practices and stay ahead of ever-changing market dynamics. We address today’s global compliance challenges through entity management, board governance, registered agent services, and regulatory filing solutions.

Leveraging unrivaled expertise, Computershare’s experience helps to take care of our clients’ needs and ensure that we’re adding value to their business every day.

Computershare is a global leader in transfer agency, employee equity plans, proxy solicitation, stakeholder communications, and other diversified financial and governance services. Founded in 1978, Computershare is renowned for its expertise in high integrity data management, high volume transaction processing, and reconciliations, payments, and stakeholder engagement. Many of the world’s leading organizations use us to maximize the value of relationships with their investors, employees, creditors, and customers.

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Exclusive Innovation Sponsor

Diligent is the leading provider of secure corporate governance and collaboration solutions for boards and senior executives. Over 5,000 customers in more than 75 countries and on all seven continents rely on Diligent to provide secure, intuitive access to their most time-sensitive and confidential information, ultimately helping them make better decisions. The Diligent Boards solution speeds and simplifies how board materials are produced, delivered and collaborated on via any device, removing the security concerns of doing this by courier, email and file sharing. Additional modular compliance solutions in the Diligent family include secure messaging, meeting minutes, questionnaires, evaluations and entity management (Blueprint OneWorld).

Blueprint OneWorld is a global web-based entity management and corporate governance solution, allowing you to access and manage your corporate compliance data 24/7, anytime, anywhere. With more than 25 years of experience, thousands of users worldwide, across every conceivable industry, our client base features many of the largest companies in the world. Our commitment to providing highly secure and integrated solutions is the reason why many FTSE 100, FORTUNE 500, EURONEXT 100, ASX 50 trust us to manage their corporate information to deliver good governance.

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Named National Firm of the Year at the 2019 Lawyer Awards, Shoosmiths acts for major corporates including a growing number of the FTSE100/250. Clients choose the firm because of the way it invests time and value adds in its relationships, including a fabulous knowledge tracker “Compendium”, which helps companies plan ahead for legislative and regulatory changes.


In addition to core strengths in corporate, commercial, real estate, dispute resolution and employment law, Shoosmiths offers highly-regarded national specialisms in competition compliance, insurance, pensions, regulatory law, corporate re-organisation/streamlining (including M&A and company secretarial), and data protection. A network of offices makes us easily accessible to clients, with offices in all major UK cities, including London, Belfast and Edinburgh.




Nasdaq Boardvantage


Nasdaq Boardvantage, is the next-generation board portal and leadership collaboration software, making every aspect of board meetings, and collaboration among directors, committees, and leadership teams, simpler and easier to manage. The platform’s intuitive interface and robust security features allow directors and leadership teams to work together far more efficiently, productively, and strategically. Trusted by more than 4,000 public, private, and non-profit organizations worldwide - including over half of the Fortune 500 - our award-winning platform meets the critical needs of today’s leaders while keeping their content and communications safe.




Company Secretarial recruitment specialists

Knowledge, experience & expertise

BWW is a specialist recruitment consultancy dedicated to the Company Secretarial and Corporate Governance profession. With five of the most well-known, trusted consultants, Fiona Boxall, Jane Wallace, Carla Wells, Ian Rickard and Sam Lawrence, the BWW Team offers the most knowledgeable resource you can hope to find in this niche area of recruitment.

Our clients are incredibly diverse - from FTSE 100 to start ups. Having advised the market for over 30 years, many individuals and companies rely on our in-depth expertise.

Our aim is to continue providing the market with the open, straightforward, hardworking service that we are so proud to have gained a reputation for over the many years that we have been leading the market in this specialist field. We recruit permanent staff, interim staff and consultants.

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Genius Methods


Genius Methods is a corporate governance consultancy focusing on Board Evaluations that truly make a real difference to the organisation.  Improved effectiveness is evident and a clear roadmap helps the Board, led by the Company Secretary, to continue to enhance effectiveness thereafter.  Genius Methods addresses all the key governance metrics and in addition focuses on people, culture, communications, debate, challenge, leadership and the unspoken conversations that are sometimes present. Genius understands the value of an effective Board and works proactively with the Directors empowering every Director to do what they want, deliver at their best.

Pinsent Masons


Pinsent Masons is a full-service international law firm, employing over 2500 people in total including over 1500 lawyers and more than 400 partners. We respond to the pressures and opportunities facing businesses globally with legal excellence and innovation. We are ranked as one of the five most innovative law firms in Europe for 2016 by the Financial Times and were the 2015 winners.

Our focus is on our clients’ long-term success in public markets providing the specialist advice required to deliver value to shareholders through equity capital markets transactions and public M&A, whilst ensuring sound corporate governance and compliance.

With 23 offices across Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa, and a comprehensive coverage across each of the UK’s three legal jurisdictions, we ensure that wherever a business’s commercial interests take them, we have the footprint and expertise to provide support.



Deloitte in the United Kingdom

It’s what we do that makes the difference. The impact we make unites over 17,000 of us across the United Kingdom and inspires us to lead the professional services industry. We work to provide trust and confidence in capital markets, support inclusive growth and competitiveness, and build skills and develop future leaders.

As part of Deloitte North and South Europe (NSE), we advise and deliver for the public sector as well as global and local businesses across every industry. The NSE firm brings together 13 countries and over 45,000 talented people, giving us a breadth and depth of expertise to solve organisations’ most complex challenges and make an impact that matters for our clients, our people and society

Governance in the UK is developing at a rapid pace, driven by investors, politicians and regulators, at home and in the EU. The Deloitte Academy’s comprehensive range of governance briefings keeps directors and company secretaries up-to-date with the current developments and provides timely and insightful support.