The essential guide to the company secretary role for charities

Seminar details

The company secretary role is key to ensuring good governance in any sized charity. The fundamental governance responsibilities are often shared between the company secretary, governance officer, CEO or finance director. This two hour interactive seminar will take an in depth look at the role and the surrounding issues.

The seminar will have a range of speakers including James Sinclair Taylor, Alison Sadler and Sukanya Ransford who will share their expertise and experiences on the following topics:

  • understanding your broader role
    • key elements of a company structure
    • role of members, the Board and the Chair
    • impact of Charity Commission on the role
    • key cases and changes in regulation
    • current best practice trends
  • core job
    • key compliance duties with both Companies House and the Charity Commission
    • updates to Articles of Association
    • trustee Induction
  • effective governance
    • key governance policies
    • preparation for an Annual General Meeting
    • common issues for membership organisations
    • board issues

Time & Location

Russell-Cooke, 2 Putney Hill, London, SW15 6AB
4 - 7pm


James Sinclair Taylor, Consultant in the Russell-Cooke Solicitors, charity law and not for profit team.

James Sinclair Taylor

Consultant, Charity law & not for profit
Sukanya Ransford, Legal director in the Russell-Cooke Solicitors, charity law and not for profit team.

Sukanya Ransford

Legal director, Charity law & not for profit
Alison Sadler, Associate in the Russell-Cooke Solicitors, charity law non profit team.

Alison Sadler

Associate, Charity law & not for profit


  • 04:00pm
  • 04:15pm
    Seminar commences
  • 06:15pm
  • 07:00pm
Online Charities James Sinclair Taylor Sukanya Ransford Alison Sadler good governance responsibilities company secretary CEO finance director company structure board chair Charity Commission regulation best practice annual general meeting policies Companies House Articles of Association