Company Secretary Permanent

19232-hr/18/02/279 Academic 17 Aug 2018
Curro Cape Town Northern
Market Related
Detail Information
Job Summary
Curro Holdings Ltd, an established role player in the independent educational sector, requires the services of an experienced and distinguished Company Secretary at their Head Office in Cape Town. The commencement date of the position as well as the remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful incumbent.
Job Description
Key Skills / Requirements

Roles and responsibilities

  • Responsible for the full spectrum of company secretarial duties in a JSE listed environment, including board and committee meetings (agendas, minutes and packs), shareholder meetings, compliance with key laws and regulations (including JSE Listings Requirements), liaison with sponsors, oversee the application of King IV and assist with Interim Report and Integrated Report;
  • Liaising with executive management and non-executive directors;
  • Overseeing new director induction and ongoing training;
  • Ensuring the continued functioning of an effective corporate secretarial department for the group;
  • Assistance with compilation and filing of annual financial statements and responsibility for all statutory filings;
  • Maintain share registers and the listings of ordinary shares and securities on the various stock exchanges where such shares and other securities are listed – including records management;
  • Prevent, manage and mitigate group risk exposure, which includes developing a group legal compliance framework taking account of current as well as potential emerging legal risks;
  • Provide the business legal principles and framework, aligned with company principles and strategy that will enable appropriate professional legal advice within the various jurisdictions in which the company operates, providing a global consistency in company legal position and professional legal advice.  This includes frameworks to support legal guidance in relation to inter alia:
    • due diligence
    • negotiations
    • drafting of agreements
    • litigation
    • proper assessment of need for external counsel
    • appropriate briefing of external counsel
    • negotiating appropriate cost structures and deliverables
    • listings or de-listing from stock exchanges and its legal implications;
    • Manage and oversee company secretarial and legal staff and monitor employee performance; and
    • Monitor actual department spend against budget.


Competencies, qualifications and experience

  • FCIS, ACIS, GradICSA or CSSA student;
  • Law degree with commercial law experience – essential;
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in a complex company secretarial environment, with at least 5 years of direct involvement and interaction at Board level. A leader in the company secretarial arena;
  • Experience in managing a large company secretarial team, including senior professionals;
  • A history of developing and implementing innovative strategies resulting in significant large-scale culture change and business transformation success; this should include experience in leading major legal related transactions;
  • A proven track record of working as a business partner with senior management in the design and implementation of value-added, values-driven legal and regulatory programmes and services;
  • Exposure and access to both local and international best practices as well as global networks of beneficial relationships, underpinned by solid experience in implementing robust legal and regulatory processes and procedures that emerge there from; and
  • Previous experience of dealing with a range of international legal and regulatory environments.