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 Laois is a county in Ireland. It is located in the south of the Midlands Region and is also located in the province of Leinster, and was formerly known as Queen's County. The modern county takes its name from Loígis, a medieval kingdom.