Company Secretary | Institute for Professional Editors

Connie Finestone served as the part-time, contract Company Secretary for the Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd). In this role, she works collaboratively with the IPed Council and CEO.  Her responsibilities included:

  • Managed all statutory obligations for IPEd in accordance with Corporations Law,
    relevant clauses of the IPEd Constitution and IPEd policies,
  • Provided advice and guidance to Council, committees and national staff on regulatory,
    employment, Councillor roles, superannuation and insurance matters
  • Assisted with planning for the annual AGM process including all governance procedures,
    notices, agendas, financials and reporting.
  • Managed the annual Member, Council and ASIC reporting requirements and maintained
    the ASIC register.
  • Provided advice on governance structures and systems to assist with best practice
    management of the organisation.
  • Prepared and provide a Program of Work for the organisation to follow to facilitate
    best practice governance.
  • Oversaw the development, maintenance and review of IPEd governance policies, procedures
    and charters.
  • Managed IPEd’s meetings calendar and prepared all materials for Council Meetings,
    including Agendas, Reports, Action Lists and Minutes.
  • Provided advice on induction programs for Councillors and assist with succession
    planning as needed.
  • Prepared a comprehensive Risk Framework for the organisation.