Automation – Meet the cyborg company secretary

Automation – Meet the cyborg company secretary

While technology has transformed many aspects of the company secretary role, fear not, you are not about to be replaced by a machine anytime soon. This month CSj looks at where automation is, and where it is most definitely not, prescribed for today’s tech savvy...
Digital board packs – What have they ever done for us?

Digital board packs – What have they ever done for us?

Boards of directors have been operating perfectly well for hundreds of years using paper board packs, so what can digital board – or meeting – packs delivered via a board portal do better? In an article published in The Sunday Times of London on 13 January...
Monoculture of the mind?

Monoculture of the mind?

As cultural homogenisation sweeps the planet, this month’s well travelled interviewee, Stuart Crosby, Chief Executive Officer, Computershare Ltd, warns against assuming that cultural differences have been laid to rest by globalisation – they still have the power...
Kazakhstan – Getting corporate secretaries on the list

Kazakhstan – Getting corporate secretaries on the list

In early 2008, when Zhardem Kurmangaziyev turned up for work as a corporate secretary of the Sustainable Development Fund Kazyna JSC, the HR department had never encountered a corporate secretary before and decided to list him as a manager in the legal department....
Can China adapt? 中國能否適應新形勢?

Can China adapt? 中國能否適應新形勢?

Are China’s three decades of impressive economic growth coming to an end? Is China going to succumb to the same malaise which has trapped Japan in a prolonged period of ultra-slow growth for the last two decades? Zhang Jun, Professor of Economics and Director of...

Ask the Expert May 2013

Q: My company’s annual general meeting (AGM) is scheduled to be held in June. If typhoon signal number eight is hoisted on the day of our AGM, what should we do? A: It is always recommended to have contingency plans in place for typhoons or adverse weather....
CSj May 2013 (pdf version)

CSj May 2013 (pdf version)

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