I am a Corporate Services Manager in Michelmores’ Corporate team and a Chartered Company Secretary. Working closely with Caroline Bamford (Director of Corporate Services), I help ensure our services are delivered to a high standard within agreed timelines, providing statutory and regulatory compliance services, board support and corporate governance to our clients. I joined Michelmores in June 2023.

Having completed an LLM in Corporate Governance and Law, achieving Graduate membership of the Chartered Governance Institute in 2014 (I was subsequently elected to Associate membership in 2016), I worked in the company secretarial services team of a large professional services organisation for nine years. Before moving to Michelmores, I managed a busy company secretarial team providing corporate compliance and entity management services to around 650 UK-registered entities. As well as maintaining statutory registers and making Companies House filings, I have experience co-ordinating and overseeing ad hoc projects for clients, such as group re-organisations and putting in place group audit exemptions.

I also have experience providing company secretarial services to a varied portfolio of main market and AIM listed companies, particularly investment companies. I am a respected and trusted adviser in the board room, having advised clients on UK corporate governance and industry best practice, and ensured their compliance with the Listing Rules or AIM Rules; Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules and market abuse legislation. I have supported client boards through the annual board and committee meeting cycle, including attending and drafting minutes of board and committee meetings and AGMs, and project managed clients’ annual and half-yearly report processes.

Recent experience

Setting up a specialist statutory compliance team to provide corporate compliance and entity management services and building this team until it supported around 650 UK-registered entities, including large group structures

Managing the subsidiary governance of a large group of around 150 subsidiary companies, headed by a real estate investment trust company listed on the main market of the London Stock Exchange, including overseeing projects to declare group dividends and put in place group audit exemptions on an annual basis

Acting as company secretary for an AIM listed real estate investment trust company, supporting the business through IPO and working closely with the chairman of the board, and other key stakeholders, to put in place robust governance processes and procedures for the board and its committees

Co-ordinating and over-seeing a project to check the accuracy and completeness of a group’s statutory registers, corporate records and Companies House filings, as well as reviewing the health of its governance processes and procedures

Drafting paperwork for the subsidiaries of a large London estate agency to allow them to take advantage of exemption from audit