In Ireland, the job of a Company (or Chartered) Secretary is growing in importance throughout the market. The Companies Act 2014 stipulates that every Company must utilise a Company Secretary to ensure that its Directors are operating in compliance with relevant Corporate Governance rules and regulations. The Company Secretary is a Legal Advisor and the Company’s named representative on legal documentation. When hiring a Company Secretary, many companies and law firms insist that the new hire is qualified as a member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA). Although, many Companies utilise the services of a Company Secretarial department in an Accountancy or Legal Firm or a boutique Company Secretarial practice.
County Down is one of six counties that form Northern Ireland in the northeast of the island of Ireland. Along the southeast shore of Lough Neagh, it covers an area of 2,448 km² and has a population of 531,665.