A Corporate Secretary is typically responsible for ensuring the integrity of the governance framework, maintaining the efficient administration of a company, overseeing compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements and implementing decisions made by the Board of Directors. In addition, a Corporate Secretary may also be responsible for implementing the decisions of the board of directors, acting as advisor to the company directors, handling company share transactions (e.g. issuing new shares, arranging dividend payments and observing all legal requirements), liaising with auditors, lawyers, tax advisors, bankers and shareholders on board governance issues, attending and taking minutes of directors’ and members’ meetings, and ensuring compliance obligations under relevant laws and the requirements of regulatory authorities are met (e.g., stock exchange).In many jurisdictions, the corporate secretary is the only strictly mandatory role within a corporation!