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Office of The Secretary – Executive Director

London, United Kingdom | J.P. Morgan

  • Industry:
    Financial Services
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
    Legal / Compliance
  • Experience:
    10-12 years
Job Description:
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Lead and manage the effective organisation of OTS service delivery to JPMAM EMEA, including the provision of proactive advice to JPMAM EMEA boards and senior management on corporate governance matters that relate to legal entities and funds that operate within the business;

Oversee and deliver day-to-day corporate governance and company secretarial services in respect of JPMAM EMEA legal entities, including board/board committee governance and legal entity management;

Monitor changes in corporate legislation and the financial services regulatory environment and take or recommend action as appropriate;

Oversee and coordinate information flows to JPMAM EMEA legal entity boards and board committees, by proactively driving the agenda-setting process with the relevant board or committee Chair and partnering with relevant stakeholders on the preparation of board and committee meeting/briefing materials;

Act as an effective channel of communication for JPMAM EMEA legal entity board members, with a particular focus on non-executive directors;

Oversee and coordinate board member onboarding, induction and ongoing training, in conjunction with relevant stakeholders within JPMAM EMEA;

Lead and deliver governance enhancements in relation to OTS managed legal entities; driving governance standards in line with regulatory requirements and internal policies;

Oversee and deliver projects that impact OTS, including legal entity rationalisation and reorganisations;

Develop effective working relationships with direct reports and others within OTS, demonstrating the Firm’s core values as a manager and colleague; and

Provide mentoring, technical coaching and training to other members of OTS and support their professional development.

Candidate Profile

Academic and Professional Qualifications:

Essential: Strong degree-level academic background;

Essential: Qualified Company Secretary, Corporate Governance Professional or Corporate Solicitor with at least ten years of relevant experience.

Knowledge and Experience:

Essential: Track record of leadership on corporate governance and company secretarial matters within a high-profile environment, including extensive interaction with non-executive directors;

Essential: Track record of delivering change and driving corporate governance best practice;

Essential: Detailed understanding of corporate governance matters impacted by changing law and regulations in the financial services industry;

Essential: Strong team management skills, with a depth of experience in coaching and developing individuals; and

Preferred: Experience gained working in other regulated asset management or insurance organisations.

Essential Skills and Personal Qualities:

Impeccable integrity;

Emotional intelligence and gravitas, to develop and maintain effective working relationships with board members and senior management;

Balanced and measured;

Adaptable approach;

Self-motivated and goal-oriented;

Ability to work independently, in a team and manage a team;

Strong written and verbal skills, and an effective communicator with maturity to deal effectively at all levels of the organisation;

Able to prioritise, handle time pressure and manage multiple projects at the same time, with flexibility to adapt to and manage shifting expectations appropriately; and

Good judgement, self-awareness, tact and discretion.

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