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Automic Group Company Secretarial

We provide tailored outsourced Company Secretarial services to all entities.

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.

We provide tailored outsourced Company Secretarial services to all entities.

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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:

Outsourced Company Secretary (Named)

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.

Support Company Secretary (Unnamed)

Adds extra strength to your existing company secretarial or compliance team and attends to administrative and procedural company secretarial tasks.

Key Service Support

Advising on ASX listing applications

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.

Managing security holder meetings

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.

Company Secretarial administrative support

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.

Directors' lodgements and notices

We advise, prepare and lodge all Director notices and lodgements required under the ASX Listing Rules and the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth).

Attending board and committee meetings

We assist in attending and minuting Board and Committee meetings (which can be powered by CoSecPRO).

Managing stakeholder relationships

We help in managing relationships with ASX, ASIC, company’s auditor and other interested stakeholders.

ASX communications and lodgements

We provide 24/7 support to lodge and manage all ASX communications and lodgements.

Our Company Secretarial Team

David Hwang

David Hwang

Chief Compliance Officer

  • Legal and company secretarial expertise
  • ASX listings and compliance specialist
  • Works across multiple Automic Group divisions

David is the Chief Compliance Officer at Automic Group and a Senior Associate of Automic Legal. He 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 compliance matters that are commonly considered by the Boards of unlisted 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 senior management across a range of industries, including technology, health care, industrials, e-commerce and mining. David is a leader within the company secretarial, governance and registry practices at Automic Group to ensure that it delivers the highest possible level of corporate compliance for its clients.

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David Hwang

David Hwang

Chief Compliance Officer

  • Legal and company secretarial expertise
  • ASX listings and compliance specialist
  • Works across multiple Automic Group divisions
David Hwang

David Hwang

Chief Compliance Officer

  • Legal and company secretarial expertise
  • ASX listings and compliance specialist
  • Works across multiple Automic Group divisions
Andrew Whitten

Andrew Whitten

Principal

  • Corporate and Commercial Law
  • Over 20 years’ experience
  • Specialising in back-door listings on the AS & NSW, IPOs and M&A

Andrew is a corporate lawyer with a particular focus on ASX listed companies. Over the past decade Andrew has been involved in dozens of transactions, including reverse takeovers and IPOs across a wide range of industry sectors, with an emphasis on technology, health & medical and mining companies. He is widely regarded as Sydney’s leading specialist in delivery of legal services to ASX listed companies and has steered dozens of them through listing, raising capital, mergers & acquisitions and disposals of business. Andrew has an excellent relationship with ASIC and ASX officers, as well as with Sydney’s leading bankers and brokers.

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Andrew Whitten

Andrew Whitten

Principal

  • Corporate and Commercial Law
  • Over 20 years’ experience
  • Specialising in back-door listings on the AS & NSW, IPOs and M&A
Andrew Whitten

Andrew Whitten

Principal

  • Corporate and Commercial Law
  • Over 20 years’ experience
  • Specialising in back-door listings on the AS & NSW, IPOs and M&A
David Franks

David Franks

Principal

  • Company Secretarial, Governance and Finance
  • Over 25 years’ experience
  • CFO, Company Secretary and Senior Executive across a diverse range of industries of ASX-Listed and Public Company entities

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.

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David Franks

David Franks

Principal

  • Company Secretarial, Governance and Finance
  • Over 25 years’ experience
  • CFO, Company Secretary and Senior Executive across a diverse range of industries of ASX-Listed and Public Company entities
David Franks

David Franks

Principal

  • Company Secretarial, Governance and Finance
  • Over 25 years’ experience
  • CFO, Company Secretary and Senior Executive across a diverse range of industries of ASX-Listed and Public Company entities
Lee Tamplin

Lee Tamplin

Company Secretary

  • Almost 20 years' experience in financial services
  • Company Secretary across a range of industries
  • Governance and compliance professional

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.

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Lee Tamplin

Lee Tamplin

Company Secretary

  • Almost 20 years' experience in financial services
  • Company Secretary across a range of industries
  • Governance and compliance professional
Lee Tamplin

Lee Tamplin

Company Secretary

  • Almost 20 years' experience in financial services
  • Company Secretary across a range of industries
  • Governance and compliance professional
Sinead Teague

Sinead Teague

Company Secretary

  • Over 10 years of company secretarial experience in Australia and Ireland
  • Company Secretary across a range of sectors and industries
  • Governance and compliance professional

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).

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Sinead Teague

Sinead Teague

Company Secretary

  • Over 10 years of company secretarial experience in Australia and Ireland
  • Company Secretary across a range of sectors and industries
  • Governance and compliance professional
Sinead Teague

Sinead Teague

Company Secretary

  • Over 10 years of company secretarial experience in Australia and Ireland
  • Company Secretary across a range of sectors and industries
  • Governance and compliance professional
Dean Jagger

Dean Jagger

Company Secretary

  • Company Secretarial and Governance
  • 10 years’ financial services experience
  • Specialising in Listing Rules, Corporations Act and Corporate Governance

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.

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Dean Jagger

Dean Jagger

Company Secretary

  • Company Secretarial and Governance
  • 10 years’ financial services experience
  • Specialising in Listing Rules, Corporations Act and Corporate Governance
Dean Jagger

Dean Jagger

Company Secretary

  • Company Secretarial and Governance
  • 10 years’ financial services experience
  • Specialising in Listing Rules, Corporations Act and Corporate Governance
Maggie Niewidok

Maggie Niewidok

Company Secretary & Junior Associate

  • Legal and Company Secretarial
  • Governance and compliance professional
  • Company Secretary across a range of industries

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.

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Maggie Niewidok

Maggie Niewidok

Company Secretary & Junior Associate

  • Legal and Company Secretarial
  • Governance and compliance professional
  • Company Secretary across a range of industries
Maggie Niewidok

Maggie Niewidok

Company Secretary & Junior Associate

  • Legal and Company Secretarial
  • Governance and compliance professional
  • Company Secretary across a range of industries

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