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The Role of the Company Secretary - 24 May 2018

over 3 years ago by Anne Marie Gilson
The Role Of The Company  Secretary

Members of boards need to know what support they need and how to get it in order to enhance their effectiveness. All boards should aim to deliver effective entrepreneurial leadership and this will require high quality, relevant and timely support, information and advice to enable the members of the board to make decisions and set strategies. The executive team and in particular the Company Secretary provide a key role in supporting the board. The Company Secretary acts as the main of contact between the shareholders, the board of directors and management. 

This one-day course in Malta offers an introduction to the core duties of the Company Secretary and is ideal for anyone new to the role or who would like a refresher on the main duties. It explains the events that give rise to a need for some sort of company secretarial action whilst providing company secretaries with the basic tools to ensure that their organisations remain compliant. The course includes some interactive case studies designed to reinforce key topics addressed throughout the day and to illustrate how to make use of the comprehensive practical guidance in the course notes. 

The Role of the Company Secretary is being delivered by Adrian Cutajar, a Maltese lawyer by profession focusing extensively on corporate law, regulatory and compliance matters. He acts as compliance officer and company secretary for licence holders authorised by the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) as well as international groups established in Malta. He also acted as company secretary of Global Capital plc., a financial services group (including its Maltese regulated subsidiaries), listed on the Malta Stock Exchange. Adrian holds a doctorate in laws from the University of Malta and a specialisation, at Masters Level, in financial services.

Since 2003, he led and consulted on various MFSA applications, listings, corporate financing transactions and company re-organisations. His core competencies include provision of regulatory and compliance consultancy, corporate and commercial structuring together with company secretarial services. Adrian is also a co-founder and executive director at Artio, a boutique firm based in Malta providing corporate, fiduciary and compliance services to regulated entities and international companies with a presence in Malta. Before co-founding Artio in 2012, Adrian held senior positions within an established Maltese law-firm, and acted as Head of Legal and Compliance at Global Capital plc. 

Adrian coordinated and presented training sessions covering corporate law subjects and sits on the Investment Business Sub-Committee of the Institute of Financial Services Practitioners (Malta). 


Who will benefit from this training?

This programme is designed for Company Secretaries and Assistant Secretaries of medium and smaller Companies registered under the Companies Act, as well as Finance Directors, Chief Accountants and Administrators including anyone not trained as a company secretary but has been appointed or looking to be appointed to this role.   Corporate services providers or members or Accounting, Legal and Professional firms providing Company Secretarial Services and experienced Company Secretaries requiring an update on legislative changes and changes in company secretarial practices will also benefit from this training.

For a detailed programme check our learning page on www.castilleresources.com or contact Castille Institute on 20933280 or via email on on institute@castilleresources.com.

Candidates may be eligible to claim part of the cost incurred under the Investing in Skills Scheme.   Click here for further information.