Category Archives: Governing bodies

Who really owns a company? Directors duties and how to stay out of jail!

I have just spent a very enjoyable two days in Dublin, working with clients in the Irish sports sector.  It’s always good to be back ‘home’, and Friday, in particular, was a historic day as Ireland voted by referendum to become the first country in the world to embed civil partnerships in its Constitution. This is also

Read More

Leadership Development for Company Secretaries

High standards of governance are increasingly being seen, understood and acknowledged as crucial for organisational success.  And yet the person responsible for driving this business-critical function – the company secretary, or board secretary – occupies potentially the most neglected role in the boardroom. The secretary is the person who can advise the chairman, the board

Read More

Anyone for a game of …? Governance in the sports sector

UK sport is facing a challenging – even daunting – 2015, particularly on the governance front. We are known to be a nation obsessed with sport.  For many people, the sports ‘pages’ are their first port of call when opening a newspaper, or browsing online.   Sports events sometimes become the main headline – the women’s

Read More