KPMG - Our client, a reputable Institute within the Financial Services Sector, is recruiting suitable candidates to fill the position below:
Job Title: Director / Group Head, Ethics Governance & Secretariat Services
Job Type: Full time
Sector: Financial Services
Reports To: The Chief Executive Officer
Our client is looking for Director / Group Head, Ethics, Governance & Secretariat Services who will serve as the industry’s internal control point for ethics and improprieties, infractions, allegations, complaints, and conflicts of interest.
The ideal candidate will provide corporate leadership and advice on corporate governance issues.
Skills and Capabilities
Responsible for managing all board and committees, and their business agendas, to ensure efficient and accountable decision making and standards of conduct supporting delivery of the Institute’s mandates.
Responsible for the development of corporate governance frameworks and ensuring that the Institute operates within its legal powers and Acts establishing it.
Monitor legal risk in documentation and giving guidance on the acceptable assumption of risk.
Interpret laws, rulings, and regulations for natural and juristic persons.
Conduct legal research and gather evidence and ensure that appropriate approvals are in place before documents are executed.
Manage regulatory and compliance-related services and facilitate innovative solutions to client problems.
Manage and oversee paralegals and legal assistants.
Oversee the preparation of pleadings, notices and make appearances in court.
Collaborate with corporate counsels and HR departments to monitor enforcement of standard and regulations.
Bachelor's Degree in Law (essential) and other relevant fields
Professional qualifications such as ACIB is an added advantage
Minimum of 10 years post-qualification professional experience with at least 5 years in managerial position
Ability to develop and oversee control systems that prevent or deal with violations of legal guidelines and internal polices
Ability to provide expert advice and interpretation of the code of ethics and compliance, including the applicability of the organisation and industry’s policies and programs to specific situations
Excellent knowledge of reporting procedures and record-keeping
Good written, presentation and communication skills, able to represent the institute at high net-worth events
Experience in drafting, negotiating, and reviewing legal documents
Strong leadership, supervisory, coaching, mentoring and people management skills.
Strong influencing and negotiation skills with an ability to engage with others to achieve positive results.
Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build rapport across various stakeholders and effectively communicate and interact with top level management.
High degree of personal integrity, ethics and resilience.