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ICSA: The Chartered Governance Institute

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Sector: Charities & not-for-profit organisations

ICSA: The Chartered Governance Institute is a division of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA), the professional body for governance that provides qualifications, training and guidance to members and governance professionals all over the world.

With a Royal Charter to lead ‘effective governance and efficient administration of commerce, industry and public affairs’ and over 125 years’ experience, ICSA works with regulators and policy makers to champion high standards of governance and develops the value, skills and effectiveness of company secretaries and governance professionals in all sectors.

The Institute of Secretaries, as ICSA was formerly known, was founded by Thomas Brown in London in 1891 to represent the interests of corporation secretaries who governed the companies being set up as a result of the introduction of limited liability in 1855 and the first Companies Act in 1862. A number of mergers took place in the 1970s and 1980s to form the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. In 2014, the institute moved its headquarters to Farringdon, London and rebranded to broaden its name to reflect all the members it supports in governance roles worldwide.

Today the global institute supports approximately 34,000 students and members living and working in over 80 countries. ICSA members are fundamental to the smooth running of organisations of all types and sizes, including publicly listed and private companies as well as organisations in the public, not-for-profit, education and sports sectors.

As well as conferring chartered professional status, a widely recognised mark of credibility and professional competence maintained through membership of ICSA, the institute also offers professional subscription to professionals without chartered status who work in governance roles, enabling them to access ICSA’s expertise, resources and networking opportunities.

Willans has been advising ICSA: The Chartered Governance Institute since 2013. Our employment law team, led by Matthew Clayton, has guided the institute through issues involving employment status, pensions, employee relations, settlement agreements and membership matters. Our commercial property team dealt with the sub-letting of part of the institute’s office headquarters in central London and has also advised on rent review documents.

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Willans’ expertise in employment law and membership matters has been invaluable since the firm first undertook work for us six years ago. Their commercial property team has also been a godsend, guiding us through a recent rent review process with great professionalism and ease. Their knowledge of the London commercial rental market is second to none and has made the whole process both speedy and seamless."
Simon Osborne, ICSA Chief Executive

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