The Board and the Company Secretary

The relationship between your company secretary and board members is crucial to the performance of your organisation. It is essential that you understand the role of the company secretary in facilitating good governance within your organisation.

This course is designed to explore the issues that affect the board-company secretary dynamic and will provide you with practical tools to better support your board.

Right course for you

Is this course right for you?

This course is suitable for directors, board members or company secretaries.

This course is suitable for all directors, board members or company secretaries looking to gain a greater understanding of the company secretary role in supporting the board and your organisation.

Course learnings

What will you learn?

This short course covers the key aspects of the board-company secretary relationship, including the legal responsibilities, corporate governance obligations and how this role can best support the board.

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the pivotal role the company secretary plays in guiding the board

  • Recognise the responsibilities the company secretary has in supporting the board and CEO

  • Define the specific duties and tasks of the company secretary

  • Identify the legal responsibilities of the company secretary

  • Recognise the critical role the company secretary plays in meeting an organisations corporate governance obligations
Course expectations

What can you expect?

The Board and the Company Secretary is delivered over half a day and is led by expert facilitators with real-world experience.

Mode of study

Interactive group learning sessions led by an experienced facilitator.


Half-day session (3.5 hours).

Please ensure you have read and understood the Cancellation Policy.

Customised courses for your board or organisation

Our In-House service can work with you to build tailored development solutions that meet the unique needs of your board or organisation.

Why learn with us?


The content

Our programs and courses are designed by expert educators with the input of experienced directors and subject matter experts. The contemporary content is updated annually and includes case studies and real-life examples to ensure relevancy for today's and tomorrow's directors.

The facilitators

With our rigorous selection criteria, we recruit facilitators boasting extensive real-world director experience and the ability to create an interactive and unique learning environment.

The participants

You'll spend time connecting with, learning from, and sharing experiences with, a broad range of high-calibre senior executives and directors who are passionate about improving performance.

The recognition

We offer highly-regarded and established governance and directorship programs. By participating, you are demonstrating your commitment to good governance practice, and have the opportunity to earn post nominals that associate you with Australia's leading organisation for directors and are recognised by the wider director community.

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