Company Secretary

01. What is a company secretary?

A company secretary is a person or company appointed to oversee the company’s administration and acts in accordance with the directors’ instructions.

Please refer to ODCE Quick Guide and Information Booklet on Company Secretaries 

02. Is there a requirement to have a company secretary?

Yes. Every company is required by the Companies Act to have a company secretary.  

03. How is the company secretary appointed?

The first company secretary is the person named in the incorporation documents filed in the CRO. The directors of the company normally make subsequent appointments as secretary. The rules governing the secretary are normally set out in the Company’s own Constitution (Articles of Association).

04. Are companies required to keep a register of Directors and Secretaries?

Yes. All companies are required to keep a register of its directors and secretaries (Section 149 Companies Act).  The right to inspect or request copies of the register are set out in Sections 215 to 217 of the Companies Act.

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