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Senior Manager / Senior Assistant Company Secretary

London Stock Exchange Group London, United Kingdom
Posted 17 days ago Permanent Competitive
About the London Stock Exchange Group

LSEG (London Stock Exchange Group) is more than a diversified global financial markets infrastructure and data business. We are dedicated, open-access partners with a commitment to excellence in delivering the services our customers expect from us. With extensive experience, deep knowledge, and worldwide presence across financial markets, we enable businesses and economies around the world to fund innovation, manage risk and create jobs. It's how we've contributed to supporting the financial stability and growth of communities and economies globally for more than 300 years.

Through a comprehensive suite of trusted financial market infrastructure services - and our open-access model - we provide the flexibility, stability and trust that enable our customers to pursue their ambitions with confidence and clarity.

LSEG is headquartered in the United Kingdom, with significant operations in 70 countries across EMEA, North America, Latin America, and Asia Pacific. We employ 25,000 people globally, more than half located in Asia Pacific. LSEG's ticker symbol is LSEG.

Our people

People are at the heart of what we do and drive the success of our business. Our values of Integrity, Partnership, Excellence and Change 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-qualification (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-assured.
LSEG is a leading global financial markets infrastructure and data provider. Our purpose is driving financial stability, empowering economies and enabling customers to create sustainable growth.

Our purpose is the foundation on which our culture is built. Our values of Integrity, Partnership , Excellence and Change underpin our purpose and set the standard for everything we do, every day. They go to the heart of who we are and guide our decision making and everyday actions.

Working with us means that you will be part of a dynamic organisation of 25,000 people across 65 countries. However, we will value your individuality and enable you to bring your true self to work so you can help enrich our diverse workforce. You will be part of a collaborative and creative culture where we encourage new ideas and are committed to sustainability across our global business. You will experience the critical role we have in helping to re-engineer the financial ecosystem to support and drive sustainable economic growth. Together, we are aiming to achieve this growth by accelerating the just transition to net zero, enabling growth of the green economy and creating inclusive economic opportunity.

LSEG offers a range of tailored benefits and support, including healthcare, retirement planning, paid volunteering days and wellbeing initiatives.

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. This means that we do not discriminate on the basis of anyone's race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy or disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law. Conforming with applicable law, we can reasonably accommodate applicants' and employees' religious practices and beliefs, as well as mental health or physical disability needs.

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Job ID  R0085245
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