Senior Manager / Senior Assistant Company Secretary

Posted 8 May by eFinancialCareers
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About the London Stock Exchange Group

LSEG's vision is to be the most trusted expert in global financial markets. This is achieved through leading the world in providing access to capital, helping customers optimise capital resources and promoting trusted and transparent environments and services for investment.

LSEG is a diversified international exchange Group that sits at the heart of the world's financial community. The Group operates through three key business divisions: Capital Markets (broad range of international equity, bond and derivatives markets); Post Trade (post trade and risk management services); Data & Analytics (delivers market insights, indexes, data, tools and analytics).

LSEG prides itself on operating a neutral, trusted, well-regulated and systemically important market infrastructure and does this within a fast paced, real-time and highly regulated environment. The Group is accountable to its shareholders, clients, regulators and the societies in which it operates, and the Group Values and Behaviours underpin how the Group meets those accountabilities.

The Group Risk Management function is responsible for ensuring the development and maintenance of an adequate risk framework that enables management to deliver its strategy by balancing risk and rewards within the appetite approved by the Board. It is also responsible to ensure governance arrangements in place are adequate to effectively manage all risks of the Group. The risk function is a key contributor to the LSEG's successful delivery of its strategy.

Our people:

People are at the heart of what we do and drive the success of our business. Our culture of connecting, creating opportunity and delivering excellence shape how we think, how we do things and how we help our people fulfil their potential.

We embrace diversity and actively seek to attract individuals with unique backgrounds and perspectives. We break down barriers and encourage teamwork, enabling innovation and rapid development of solutions that make a difference. Our workplace generates an enriching and rewarding experience for our people and customers alike. Our vision is to build an inclusive culture in which everyone feels encouraged to fulfil their potential.

As a global organisation spanning 70 countries and one rooted in a culture of growth, opportunity, diversity and innovation, LSEG is a place where everyone can grow, develop and fulfil your potential with meaningful careers.

The Team

The Company Secretarial Department is responsible for supporting the Boards of London Stock Exchange Group plc (LSEG plc") and its 300 subsidiaries (the Group") and advising on corporate governance matters and companies' laws globally.

The team leads the Group's Corporate Governance agenda ensuring group companies meet good corporate governance requirements set out in legislation and relevant guidance.

Working with colleagues in Compliance, Finance, HR, Legal, Risk and Tax, the team ensures that the Group complies with local companies' laws and statutory filing requirements.

The department proactively provides both operational day-to-day advice and guidance as well as leading the implementation of corporate governance requirements to ensure compliance with relevant legislation, regulatory requirements including requirements applicable to LSEG as a listed company, governance guidelines and the effective delivery of the Company Secretarial Department agenda.

Main Stakeholder groups include: Chairs, Non-Executive Directors, Executive Directors, Compliance, Finance, Internal Audit, HR, Legal, Risk and Tax.

The Company Secretarial team is a specialist team with specific technical skills and experience, composed of 22 members located in UK, Europe, Asia, and the Americas.

The Role

Reporting to the Head of Listed Company Governance, this is a management level position which will encompass Listed Company Governance matters, including compliance with the Listing Rules, Market Abuse Regulation, and UK Corporate Governance Code, together with accountabilities relating to Annual Report, AGM, Board Governance, Share Registration, Share Plans, and governance developments.

This position would be ideal for a committed, proactive and dedicated Company Secretary with excellent interpersonal, time management and stakeholder management skills who is looking to challenge themselves within a driven and friendly team environment.

Key Responsibilities
  • Taking a leadership role in ensuring the Group's compliance with the Listing Rules and Corporate Governance Code, and providing governance advice regarding the Companies Act, Listing Rules, Market Abuse Regulation, and Corporate Governance Code.
  • Providing Company Secretary support to one or more Board Committee, including preparing minutes, providing meeting support, and facilitating agenda preparation.
  • Secretariat lead on the project management, production, and delivery of the governance sections of the LSEG plc Annual Report & Accounts.
  • Taking a leadership role on key Listed Company governance initiatives, including working closely with internal Functions on corporate transactions and M&A activity.
  • Ensuring developments in corporate governance are monitored and tracked and undertake horizon scanning.
  • Line management of an Associate, Company Secretariat. Provide leadership and guidance to members of the team engaged on PLC governance and compliance projects.
  • Driving operational efficiencies, including streamlining and utilising technology options, in core areas of company secretarial support.
  • Drafting, reviewing and maintaining a range of corporate governance documents e.g. Listed Company Governance manual, Matters Reserved for the Board, Board Committee Terms of Reference, Board effectiveness reviews, and governance advice for the Board.
  • Manage relationship with the Share Registrars, including shareholder strategy, contract management, and other share registration matters.
  • Record keeping and responding to legal, regulatory, and other external information requests, second line reviews and internal audits.
  • Deputising for the Head of Listed Company Governance as required.
  • Liaising with external advisers e.g. lawyers and auditors.
Experience and Skills
  • Extensive Post Qualified (Chartered Governance Institute, CGI) experience
  • Experience of working in a large matrix organisation
  • Operated in a similar role
  • Effective communicator at all levels.
  • Detail-orientated
  • Self-motivated.
  • Resilient.
  • Strong team player who is able to provide support to the team.Calm and self-assur
  • Reference: 52460550

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