Corporate governance isn’t known for its ever-decreasing complexity and importance. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. Market pressures, regulations and stakeholder expectations are significantly increasing the strategic importance of linking good governance to business performance. 

But it’s tricky, and company secretaries can find it frustrating that so much time is spent performing routine compliance and administration tasks. Computershare understands the need for company secretaries and their teams to focus on adding the real value that they, and their boards, expect. You don’t want to hand the reins to external providers who remove the compliance burden on one hand, but still require a lot of management on the other.

Computershare can help

At Computershare, we believe that in good governance there is only good design. That’s why Computershare’s governance and company secretarial professionals bring service quality, market insights and a focus on solutions (to often very difficult issues). Our mission is to help strengthen our clients’ governance, mitigate risk and improve stakeholder engagement. Our clients stay compliant and seize opportunities while being ready for change.

Our team includes professionals from the FTSE 100 and financial services and the Big 4 who are qualified members of the Chartered Governance Institute. We also employ professionals with qualifications in law, technology, business and project management. Our deep and varied experience of both in-house and professional services means we understand how to deliver engagements – as well as the challenges of implementation.

In the UK, our team of over 40 governance professionals can act as a natural extension of your in-house company secretarial function. From interim resources to assist during busy periods and delivery of one-off projects to fully outsourced managed services supporting your subsidiaries.

Interim support
Whether it be year end, AGM season, governance projects or transactions, there will be pressure placed on your team’s capacity and time. Depending on your needs, Computershare offers flexible interim resource support ranging from seasoned governance professionals to trainees. Our professionals know the challenges inside and out, and work hard to reduce the burden so you can focus on what matters most.
Listed company compliance
The volume of compliance required of listed companies can leave many company secretaries lacking the time to dedicate to strategically important governance matters. Our team can support you in a variety of ways to ensure you have a robust governance framework with established processes and procedures, helping you to deliver MAR, FSA and AFM compliance, board meeting governance and navigate ESG reporting.
Private company compliance
With a governance team you can trust to take statutory entity compliance off your plate you’ll have time to focus on more valuable governance matters, whilst still maintaining oversight and visibility of key issues. As well as supporting your NL group entities, we can also provide compliance health check and annual compliance services across 120 countries through our global network.
Restructuring and transactional support
Your organisation will likely go through many corporate changes throughout its lifecycle including incorporations, transactions, mergers and acquisitions, dissolution and entity rationalisation. Our team has been through it themselves and provides a high standard of technical and hands-on project management and delivery support to help you manage these changes.
Board governance
How you engage with and support your main or subsidiary Boards of Directors is crucial. Computershare can help you develop and deliver your board governance framework – from delivery of end to end board and committee meetings, to enhancement of board governance and Directors training processes.

Let’s talk

Through our client relationships, connections, Insight Boards and networks within the industry, we understand what’s driving frustration for company secretaries. Our team is structured to be different from the rest, providing a simpler service provision so you have a partner that’s invested in you.

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