05 November 2019

Governance has a new champion

The Supplemental Charter of the Institute was sealed on 16 September 2019 changing the former name The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators to The Chartered Governance Institute.

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26 September 2019

Tom Morrison Essay Prize 2020

The Chartered Governance Institute is holding its annual essay writing competition for students, recent graduates and people at the start of their governance career.

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23 August 2018

A robot in the boardroom: is the role of the company secretary about to change?

Who would have thought that technology could significantly disrupt the role of the company secretary that goes back well over 150 years? Who would have thought that one day a robot would be sitting in the boardroom making decisions? These thoughts are now real and the disruption that we have seen in so many aspects of our daily lives may soon be with us in our professional lives.

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08 August 2018

21st Century Annual General Meeting – the hybrid meeting Bringing value all around - consider it now!

The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) ( is pleased to announce that its Thought Leadership Committee (TLC) has released its inaugural project, titled ‘21st Century Annual General Meeting – the hybrid meeting: Bringing value all around - consider it now!’.

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25 July 2018

Market forces, not policy intervention, driving greater global shareholder engagement

Issuers and investors around the world believe that while stewardship codes have a role to play in promoting greater shareholder engagement, demand from issuers and investor’s clients is the real driving force behind greater engagement. This is the finding of global research by The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) with the assistance of senior staff at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

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14 June 2018

President’s medal

On Friday 25 May 2018, David Venus, as international President, awarded the President’s Medal to two deserving members of our profession…Richard Sermon MBE FCIS and Ben Mathews FCIS…

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30 April 2018

New Chartered Governance Professional designation and new class of member

Following overwhelming member support, the Privy Council gave Royal Assent on 8 February 2018 to the Institute’s revised Charter & byelaws that introduce a second professional designation - Chartered Governance Professional, to sit alongside the long established Chartered Secretary designation.

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27 April 2018

New qualifying programmes

From 1 January 2019 the nine Divisions of the Institute will be offering a newly revised qualifying programme for individuals that wish to become members...

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11 January 2018

Tom Morrison Essay Prize

ICSA: The Governance Institute is running an essay writing competition called the Tom Morrison Essay Prize. Now in its third year, the competition launched this Monday (8 Jan) and will run until Monday 19 March 2018. It is open to ICSA students, law students and business students, recent graduates and people at the start of their governance careers (2 years max in a role).

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26 May 2017

Congratulations to our 2017 ICSA graduates

The ICSA Graduation and Membership Ceremony took place on 26 May at Merchant Taylor’s Hall, welcoming hundreds of guests to this very special occasion.

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18 March 2017

Mervyn King awarded Honorary Fellowship

The Institute conferred honorary Fellowship on Mervyn King in recognition of his substantial contribution across the globe to the practice of good governance through his work on the King Reports and through his work with the International Integrated Reporting Council.

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16 March 2017

International President addresses Southern African Division

The ICSA’s International President Mr David Venus addressed a symposium of governance professional in Johannesburg outlining the excellent work undertaken by the Southern African Division and by other Divisions of the Institute across the globe.

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