For many governance professionals, managing, distributing and updating their authorised signatory lists can be painful. In many instances, the process is manual, therefore time consuming and costly. In addition, outdated signatory lists can expose your organisation to the risk of signatory fraud.
Adi Ben-Ari is founder and CEO of Applied Blockchain, a team of blockchain and zero-knowledge proof architects and developers based in London and Porto, and amongst Gartner’s Global Top 20 Blockchain Consulting Firm 2017 and 2018.
“A good Company Secretary is one who is accustomed to providing an administrative, strategic and advisory function from the background.” says Natasha Jamal, Assistant Company Secretary at Smith & Nephew plc.
This week we chatted with Sharon Ah Lin, a chartered company secretary working at Rogers and Company Limited, a diversified holding listed on the Official List (i.e. the Main Board) of The Stock Exchange of Mauritius Ltd.
Shareholder and board voting on blockchain. On the face of it it seems like a jolly good idea. Private blockchains can be ‘invite only’ and invited parties can be either Directors or shareholders or both.
The company secretary is considered the gatekeeper to the boardroom. They have legal requirements to uphold, corporate governance responsibilities to embed and most crucially yet often overlooked they provide expert advice and insight to the board.
We had the pleasure to chat with Caroline Evans, FCIS, the founder of MindLeap, a corporate governance boutique, and ask her a few questions on how she sees the role of governance professionals evolving and how emerging technologies can impact it
Governance by walking around, or GBWA, mirrors the approach of Management By Wandering Around, a well established method of being involved and present in organisations, with an additional level of seeing the organisation from multiple stakeholders positions.
Last week we wrote about the problem of authorised signatory fraud. In this week’s blog we offer a series of points on how to prevent it. For individuals, SMEs, and small organisations and charities, the below is the best piece of advice we can give.
We had the pleasure to chat with Peter Swabey, Policy and Research Director at ICSA, and ask him a few questions on how he sees the role of governance professionals evolving and how emerging technologies can impact it.