Maintaining independence is core to the role of the company secretary
Although the role of the company secretary varies significantly according to the peculiarities of each organisation, there is one thing that all company secretaries share. This is being positioned at the centre of an often complex web of overlapping and sometimes conflicting priorities.
How then to remain independent, objective, even dispassionate, perhaps, in such circumstances. Being pulled in many different directions simultaneously is becoming the primary occupational hazard of the company secretary, one which speaks to the increasing breadth of their responsibilities and the frequent urgency of the timescales they operate to.
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