Be ready for U.K corporate governance - a guide for company secretaries

The drive to reform corporate governance and audit standards has been building in the U.K. since the collapse of “unsinkable” household names such as Carillion and BHS threw an unforgiving spotlight on corporate governance and auditing failures.

As a company secretary, you play a vital role as a liaison between the business and the board; you are a trusted advisor and critical friend. This makes you the natural go-to point for coordinating the response to corporate governance and audit reform.

In this guide, we explore three key aspects of U.K. corporate governance and audit reform and offer checklists, resources and tools so you can get ahead and be ready for emerging requirements.