LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, February 1, 2013 /Worldwide Who's Who/
-- Simon Osborne, Chief Executive of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, has been recognized by Worldwide Who's Who for showing dedication, leadership and excellence in business communications.
ICSA is the professional body for chartered secretaries and a leading authority on corporate governance. Simon qualified first as a solicitor in 1973.
Before taking up his current role, Simon was a freelance governance consultant. In that capacity he acted as the Joint Head of ICSA Board Evaluation, working successfully with a broad range of companies, UK regulators and other organisations. He brings first hand knowledge and understanding of the practical and personal aspects of the operation of boards and how to identify performance improvements.
Until April 2003 Simon's career was in the British railway industry as general counsel, company secretary and main board executive director. From January 2005 until October 2011 (when he became Chief Executive of ICSA), Simon chaired ICSA's Company Secretaries Forum, which comprises mainly company secretaries from FTSE 100 companies. He is a member of the International Corporate Governance Network; and serves on ICGN's Business Ethics and Bylaws & Procedures Committees. He is also a non-executive director of Crown Business Communications Limited - an award winning corporate communications agency - and of its parent, MNN Holdings Limited.
In the voluntary sector Simon is Deputy Chairman of the principal UK railway industry charity, the Railway Benefit Fund. He chairs its Nominations Committee.
For more information about Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, visit http://www.icsaglobal.com
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