Continuous changing legislation and regulatory requirements requires organisations to maintain good corporate order. Our experienced Company Secretarial team ensure your full compliance requirements are efficiently and continuously managed.
Our clients not only get an experienced Company Secretary with a relevant skill set designed to complement their Board of Directors, but as a part of Automic Group, our clients gain seamless and invaluable access to a fully-integrated service-offering that can be tailored to suit the requirements of every business need.
As the corporate emphasis on governance and compliance continues to evolve, it is essential all Company Secretarial solutions are multi-faceted and adaptable to change.
Our team of company secretaries can assist you as:
An outsourced Company Secretary delivers you the same benefits of an in-house Company Secretary with the added value and support of Automic Group’s integrated professional services team.
Adds extra strength to your existing company secretarial or compliance team and attends to administrative and procedural company secretarial tasks.
We provide advice in relation to application of ASX Listing Rules (i.e. continuous disclosure and periodic reporting requirements) and the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) to matters commonly considered by Boards of listed and unlisted entities.
We provide assistance in preparing, project-managing and attending all security holder meetings (including the entity’s AGM and production of annual report) with specific, tailored support leading up to each reporting season.
We provide Company Secretarial administrative support, including maintenance of statutory registers, issue of securities, acting as the entity’s registered office and managing daily security holder communications.
We advise, prepare and lodge all Director notices and lodgements required under the ASX Listing Rules and the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth).
We assist in attending and minuting Board and Committee meetings (which can be powered by CoSecPRO).
We help in managing relationships with ASX, ASIC, company’s auditor and other interested stakeholders.
We provide 24/7 support to lodge and manage all ASX communications and lodgements.
Chief Compliance Officer
David is an experienced corporate lawyer specialising in listings on ASX (IPOs and reverse listings), equity capital markets, mergers & acquisitions and providing advice on corporate governance and compliance issues. He is sought out for his expertise and guidance across a range of legal, governance and ASX compliance matters that are commonly considered by the Boards of unlisted (pre-IPO) and ASX listed entities at every stage of their growth, from listings, secondary raisings and strategic acquisitions or investments. David is a trusted adviser to dozens of boards and executive teams across a range of industries, including technology, health care, industrials, e-commerce and mining. David is a member of Automic Group’s senior leadership team, and serves as its Chief Compliance Officer across the company secretarial, legal, registry and governance divisions.
David is a Chartered Accountant, Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia, Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia, Justice of the Peace, Registered Tax Agent and holds a Bachelor of Economics (Finance and Accounting) from Macquarie University. With over 25 years in finance and governance (including Company Secretarial and Corporate Finance), David has been CFO, Company Secretary and Director for numerous ASX listed and unlisted public and private companies, in a range of industries covering energy retailing, software as a service, transport, financial services, oil and gas / mineral exploration, technology, automotive, software development, wholesale distributions, retail, biotechnology and healthcare. He has acted in these capacities for Top 200 to small-cap companies listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, including for companies with OTC listings.
Lee has almost 20 years’ experience in a variety of roles covering investment management, financial services and corporate governance in both Australia and the UK. Lee is currently Company Secretary for a number of ASX listed, NSX listed and unlisted public and private companies across a range of industries.
Lee has a Degree in Financial Services, a diploma in Financial Planning and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors Course. He is also a member of the Governance Institute of Australia.
Prior to joining Automic, Lee was a Senior Client Relationship and Business Development Manager for a global share registry.
Sinead has over 10 years’ experience within company secretarial roles in Australia and Ireland. Sinead has worked with a varied portfolio of ASX listed companies across technology, mining, financial and communications as well as providing company secretarial services for other public, private and not-for-profit entities.
Sinead has a Masters in Management and Corporate Governance and a degree in Law with Government and is an associate member of the Governance Institute having qualified as a Chartered Company Secretary through the ISCA (now Governance Institute).
Dean is an experienced Company Secretary, with a particular focus on small cap ASX listed companies across a number of sectors including software, media, biotechnology and mining. Dean joined the Company Secretary team at Automic Legal at the beginning of 2017. Prior to this, Dean worked in the share registry space for 8 years, most recently as a Client Relationship Manager for a number of top 200 ASX listed companies.
Dean is in the final stages of completing a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Business & Commerce double degree and has a Certificate in Governance Practice from the Governance Institute.
Company Secretary & Junior Associate
Maggie is an admitted lawyer who works across the Automic Legal and Company Secretarial teams. She works closely with a number of boards of both listed and unlisted public companies in her role at Automic. She holds a double degree, Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Finance and is in the final stages of completing her Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance from the Governance Institute. Prior to joining Automic, Maggie worked in financial services, and in her most recent role spent over 4 years at an established ASX listed software company (growing to $400m+ market cap) as Company Secretary, and in-house legal/compliance specialist.
Elizabeth holds a BA (Hons) from the University of London, an MBA (Distinction) from Macquarie University and a Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance from the Governance Institute of Australia. She is a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia, a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a NSW Justice of the Peace. Prior to joining Automic, Elizabeth worked with a provider of outsourced governance services and was Company Secretary for a number of ASX, NZX and OTC listed companies in addition to other public, private and not-for-profit entities. Elizabeth has experience in various industries including investment management, biotechnology, healthcare and e-commerce.
Company Secretary, Corporate Governance Educator
Belinda has over 18 years’ experience as a Company Secretary of Australian listed and unlisted companies including ASX 200 clients. Belinda is the company secretary of various public and private companies, including ASX, NZX and OTC listed companies across a range of industries including investment management, biotechnology, media, healthcare and e-commerce.
Belinda is a member of the Governance Institute of Australia, and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, she is known for her partnering approach, insight and ability to proactively get into the detail to strategically advise and support boards and management.
Before joining Automic Group, Belinda led the company secretarial team at Australian Company Secretaires and represented many of its domestic and global clients. Prior to this Belinda held roles within the legal and banking industry.
Company secretaries are responsible for a wide range of administrative takes, some of those tasks include:
The Corporations Action 2001 (‘Act”) outlines the legal requirement regarding the appointment of a company secretary. Each public company must appoint at least one company secretary and at least one of its secretaries must reside in Australia. A proprietary company is not required to appoint a company secretary, however it should be noted that its duties and responsibilities of a company secretary fall on the directors of the company.
Outsourcing Company secretarial services allows companies to efficiently implement the corporate governance best practices that are now common among organisations.
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