The Corporate Counsel Show: ‘The difference between a good company secretary and an okay one’
According to Helen Hardy, connectivity, collaboration and curiosity are key traits for company secretaries to help steer their organisations into the post-pandemic marketplace. These traits, she says, help separate one from the pack.
In this episode of The Corporate Counsel Show, host Jerome Doraisamy is joined by Origin Energy company secretary Helen Hardy – who won the Company Secretary of the Year category at the 2020 Women in Law Awards – who discusses her professional journey, including wanting to be a fighter pilot before transitioning into the corporate world, the experience of listed companies in the age of COVID-19, and the foremost priorities for managing the board during the pandemic.
The pair also talk about the increasing importance of governance in the new normal, the need for co secs to have fingers in every pie in the organisation, the changing nature of such roles, and the inextricable need for meaningful mentorship and the duty to lead those coming through the ranks.
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