About the 2017 Forum

The world is changing. 2016-2017 has been a year of political upheaval and surprise, and role of company secretary never been so important. The results of the general election raise more questions regarding the government’s corporate governance green paper, Brexit provides uncertainly from all angles, and the administration change in the US adds further depth to the uncertainty for multinationals.

Our 6th Company Secretary Forum, is dedicated to company secretaries and senior members of the secretariat team and many of the panellists and speakers are company secretaries with first-hand experience of the issues raised.

This years topics include:

  • Board composition
  • Diversity and evaluation
  • Directors’ duties and stakeholder engagement
  • MAR: a practical perspective one year on
  • Corporate crime and director liability
  • GDPR
  • and many more

The Forum will differentiate itself from the previous 5 years by ensuring a higher level of participation from delegates, and interaction with speakers. Driven by feedback from delegates we have reduced the numbers of breakout session choices to ensure you have more chance of hearing relevant and in-depth discussions, and we even hope to bring a live-action cyber-attack simulation to the main stage.

We will be inviting chairmen, CEOs, NEDs, chairs of relevant committees to present; finding out how they engage with their company secretaries to enable successful and sustainable organisations. You will also hear from industry leaders from key associations as well as recognised investors.

Most importantly our forum is a chance for you to ask questions and speak your mind. We provide a platform for company secretaries to voice their concerns and benchmark against peers.


We asked our delegates what they most enjoyed about the 2016 Forum, here’s what they said:

“Very good, very informative, very enjoyable”

– Tim George, Deputy Company Secretary, Carillion

“It was a well-structured and a well planned event. I enjoyed the variety of sessions and the short, concise updates available at each session. Nothing lasted too long that you got bored!”

– Annabelle Burton, Deputy Company Secretary, GB Group

“Fantastic”

– Tiana Joannou, Assistant Company Secretary, First Quantum Minerals


To view the 2016 website, including the agenda, speakers, sponsors and more please click here.


2016 delegates included:

  • 4D Pharma
  • Abcam
  • Aggreko
  • Air Partner
  • Aldermore Group
  • Aldwyck Housing Group
  • Allergy Therapeutics
  • Antofagasta
  • ARM Holdings
  • Arpita Dhar
  • AstraZeneca
  • Atkins
  • Auto Trader Group
  • AVEVA Solutions
  • Babcock International Group
  • Baillie Gifford
  • BBA Aviation
  • Biffa
  • Blueprint
  • BNY Mellon
  • Board Intelligence
  • Boardpad
  • Boardvantage Now part of Nasdaq
  • BP
  • Brainloop
  • British Land
  • Bunzl
  • Buro Happold
  • BWW Recruitement
  • Canary Wharf Group
  • Capita Asset Services
  • Capita Company Secretarial Services
  • Card Factory
  • Carillion
  • Centrica
  • Chemring Group
  • Clipper Logistics
  • Close Brothers Group
  • Coca-Cola European Partners
  • Consort Medical
  • CPI Colour
  • Crest Nicholson
  • Crestbridge
  • CRH
  • Cubico Sustainable Investments
  • Deloitte
  • Diligent Boardbooks
  • Dixons Carphone
  • DMGT
  • DWR
  • Electrocomponents
  • Elian
  • Equiniti
  • Ernst & Young
  • Esure Group
  • Eversheds
  • Exova Group
  • Fauji Fertilizer Bin Qasim
  • Financial Reporting Council
  • First Quantum Minerals
  • FRC
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • GAM (U.K.)
  • GB Group
  • Genel Energy
  • Genus
  • Golwa
  • Good Energy
  • Greystar
  • Hampshire Trust Bank
  • Hays
  • Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Hexadex
  • Highcroft Investments
  • Hili Ventures
  • Hochschild Mining
  • Hollowell Hardy
  • Howells Associates
  • ICSA Software
  • ICSA: The Governance Institute
  • Imperial Brands
  • Independent Audit
  • Indivior
  • Informa
  • Ingate Interim & Consulting
  • InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)
  • International Game Technology
  • Ipswich Building Society
  • Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard
  • ISG
  • J O Hambro Capital Management
  • Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group
  • John Lewis
  • Johnson Matthey
  • Jordan International Bank
  • Jordans Corporate Law
  • JP Morgan
  • JRP Group
  • Julius Baer Group
  • Jupiter Asset Management
  • Kingfisher
  • Kingspan
  • KPMG
  • Kroll
  • Legal & General Group
  • LivaNova
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • LV=
  • Makinson Cowell
  • Malin Corporation
  • Meggitt
  • Mereo BioPharma Group
  • Merrill Corporation
  • Michael Page International
  • Mondi
  • MUFG Securities
  • Nasdaq
  • National Grid
  • Nestor
  • Net-A-porter Group
  • New Look
  • NewDay
  • NHBC
  • Ocado Group plc
  • Paul Furey
  • Pearson
  • Pennon Group
  • Pension Protection Fund
  • Post Office
  • Primary Health Properties
  • Principality Building Society
  • Prudential
  • Punter Southall Group
  • QinetiQ Group
  • Reckitt Benckiser Group
  • Reed Exhibition Co’s (Uk)
  • Renishaw
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Royal London
  • Royal Mail
  • RPC Group
  • Santander UK
  • Schillings
  • Serco Group
  • Shire Pharmaceuticals
  • Slaughter and May
  • South Staffordshire
  • St. James’s Place
  • Statoil ASA
  • Structured Finance Management
  • Sunderland Marine
  • Tata Steel
  • Tate & Lyle
  • TBI Group
  • Telefonica UK
  • Telereal Trillium
  • Tesco
  • The Bannatyne Group
  • The Collinson Group
  • The Co-operative Group
  • The Kemnal Academies Trust
  • The Takeover Panel
  • Treet Corporation
  • TRG
  • UK Asset Resolution
  • UK Payments Administration
  • Unilever
  • UPP Group
  • Victrex
  • Vitec Group
  • William Hill
  • Workspace
  • YouGov