Your local institute

Powerful together. A global mindset.

We’re a truly global organisation, with over 29,000 members living and working in over 80 countries. We have nine local institutes worldwide supporting our membership, and qualifying aspiring governance professionals through our internationally recognised and portable training.

All our members qualify under an internationally recognised and portable qualifying programme. Our members are entitled to use the post-nominals of either FCG, ACG or CG(Affiliated). Our membership is fully transferable between countries and local institutes depending on where the member is based.

Each of our nine local institutes has its own governing committee, staff and offices, allowing our members to simultaneously be supported locally and be a member of the global institute.

When a country doesn’t have enough members to support a localised institutional structure, membership is automatically registered to United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland and Associated Territories Institute.






Local Institutes

Find out more about the chartered qualifications in your region.


Governance Institute of Australia

tel: +61 (02) 9223 5744

The Chartered Governance Institute of Canada

tel: 613-595-1151; 1-800-501-3440
Hong Kong/China

The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries

tel: (852) 2881 6177

The Malaysian Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators

tel: +603-2282 9276
New Zealand

Governance New Zealand Inc

tel: +64 9 377 0130

ICSA Singapore

tel: (65) 6334-4302
Southern Africa

Chartered Governance Institute of Southern Africa

tel: +27 (11) 551 4000

ICSA: The Chartered Governance Institute

tel: +44 (0)20 7580 4741

The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators in Zimbabwe

tel: +263 700553

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