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Workshop on the Changing Role of the Company Secretary

This one-day workshop on the Changing Role of the Company Secretary will be presented by corporate governance expert, George Bartlett.

What do I gain from this workshop?

  • A better understanding of the legal structure of a company
  • A deeper knowledge of the role of the company secretary and how that role fits in with the role of the board and its directors
  • An update on current best practice for managing the tasks of the company secretary


  • Introduction: What is a company? How is a company created? The company’s officers, the board’s role, board committees, the company secretary’s role, Company Registration Office
  • Board meetings: Companies Act requirements, relevant provisions in the company’s articles of association, best practice at board meetings
  • General (shareholder) meetings: Companies Act requirements, different types of shareholder resolutions, best practice at general meetings
  • Legal Aspects: Who is a director? Directors’ authority, directors’ duties, appointment of directors, removal / resignation of directors

Booking and Cancellation Policy

Places can only be confirmed on receipt of full payment. Cancellations will be accepted if received in writing by Tuesday, 16th October 2018. However, there will be a 50% cancellation charge. All fees are forfeited thereafter. Workshop fees are also non-transferrable. 


IoD workshops may be eligible for CPD, including Chartered Director CPD, please check with your relevant professional body. IoD workshops are admissible as part of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) CPD Scheme and would count towards “Active” learning. Workshops may also be eligible for CPD with Chartered Accountants Ireland, the Law Society of Ireland and the Institute of Banking. Please check with your relevant professional body or contact Sheila Byrne at 01 411 0010 for further information.

23 Oct
George Bartlett , Corporate Governance Expert
09:00 - 16:30
€395 ex VAT IoD members / €455 ex VAT non-members
Irish Management Institute, 16 Sandyford Road, Sandyford, Dublin 16
Places Available

George Bartlett

Corporate Governance Expert

George Bartlett has been a company director for over thirty years. For more than a decade he was also Group Company Secretary of a listed company headquartered in the UK with manufacturing operations in six European countries, serving on the boards of all of its principal subsidiary companies. Since 2002, he has been a self-employed consultant specialising in corporate governance and risk management.


Workshop material is prepared by presenters and produced by the IoD wholly and exclusively for use by workshop participants. Please note that workshop material is provided in hard copy to all participants. We regret that requests for additional or soft copies of material cannot be accommodated.