Company Secretary and Head of Risk

Company Secretary and Head of Risk

Job Title: Company Secretary and Head of Risk
Contract Type: Permanent, Part Time
Location: Sydney - CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs
Reference: 3123210
Contact Name: Hannah Rodger
Job Published: April 03, 2020 16:15

Job Description

COBA is leading advocacy for a more competitive retail banking sector and a champion of the benefits of the customer owned model.

A fantastic opportunity to join a friendly inclusive team advocating for a more competitive retail banking sector. This appointment is 3 days per week, on a  12 month maternity cover contract.

Manage COBA’s corporate secretarial responsibilities, together with governance, risk and compliance, to ensure the organisation meets its statutory and legal obligations as a public company.  Ensure members have visibility of, and opportunity to participate in, the governance of COBA.
  • COBA team, leadership & Board and Board committees
  • COBA Member Organisations: Executives, Board and Staff
  • COBA suppliers and partners 
  • Provide governance advice to the Chair, CEO and Board
  • Maintain corporate records and registers 
  • Organise and advise on AGM 
  • Complete and lodge statutory forms
  • Monitor organisational compliance 
  • Manage COBA’s policies and procedures 
  • Maintain COBA’s risk management framework 
  • Ensure appropriate and adequate insurance cover 
  • Have custody of the Company seal/seal register 
  • Ability to support effective Board operation and governance practices
  • Detailed understanding of governance, risk and compliance frameworks in financial services is preferred
  • Detailed knowledge of relevant legislation and policy
  • Detailed understanding of the operations of banking organisations, and ideally of the operations of customer-owned banking organisations is preferred
  • Strong business and commercial acumen and business judgement
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Well-developed interpersonal, presentation and negotiation skills
  • A university degree in a relevant discipline (such as business, economics, politics or law)
  • A post graduate qualification in a relevant discipline is preferred
  • Membership of the Governance Institute of Australia is preferred
  • Experience in a Company Secretary or similar governance role
  • Experience in use of online portals to submit information to regulators such as ASIC
  • Experience of managing an organisation’s governance, compliance and risk at executive level
  • Experience working in financial services industry, preferably within the banking sector, and an understanding of the sector’s shifting landscape and member needs is desirable
If this sounds like the perfect role for you please apply now! Alternatively, call Hannah on 0431 173 945 for more information.

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