Understanding the role of the Company Secretary


Better Boards is pleased to present "Understanding the role of the Company Secretary" in partnership with Kristy Huxtable, Head of Company Secretariat @ Australian Retirement Trust.

The role of the company secretary is critically important in ensuring the board and organisation are compliant and perform as required by law. Join us in this webinar where Kristy Huxtable, an experienced Company Secretary who has worked at some of Australia’s top ASX listed companies, will present you with some tips and tricks on what makes a good Company Secretary and Governance professional.

This session will cover:

  • What makes a good Company Secretary
  • The art of being the Chief Governance Advisor to the board
  • how you can add value around the board table
  • and much more.

Kristy will provide some tools to help you be successful and add value around the board table, and discuss what a Director generally wants from their Company Secretary. Take this opportunity to tap into Kristy’s extensive experience and gain a deeper understanding of what is required in the role of the Company Secretary.



About the Presenter

Kristy Huxtable is an experienced Company Secretary, having worked at some of Australia’s top companies, including the ASX, ING, Suncorp and the Commonwealth Bank. Kristy has a wealth of experience in supporting the most esteemed Chairman and Directors with Governance advice and Secretariat support. Kristy is currently the Head of Australian Retirement Trusts Company Secretariat division, and prior to that was Company Secretary of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Kristy is a Fellow of the Governance Institute, also a Member of their Legislative Review Committee and also a Member of the AICD. Kristy holds a Master in Business Administration and Graduate Diploma’s in both Corporate Governance and Human Resources.

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