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Company Secretary Workshop - How to take effective minutes (Online)

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Date:Thursday, 7 October 2021
Time:11:00 am - 1:00 pm (AEDT)
Presenter:Stephen Patterson FCPA FGIA GAICD, Manager - Client Services, Associations Forum

This workshop will provide practical tips on taking and writing minutes for Board meetings and general meetings; and the role of the company secretary in regards to taking minutes.

Some points of discussion will include:

  • defining what minutes are
  • what obligations there are regarding minutes
  • what needs to be included and what should not be included in minutes
  • the style and language to use for minutes
  • what the best practice is for drafting, signing and keeping minutes

Please note the time of the online presentation is based on Sydney, NSW time (AEDT).

Member Registrations: $200 including GST 
Non-Member Registrations: $300 including GST 
(NFP only)

Associations Forum will send a tax invoice upon registration for this event.


Stephen Patterson FCPA FGIA GAICD, Manager - Client Services, Associations Forum

Stephen has significant government, not-for-profit and association membership experience working as the Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary for Australian Hearing Services (AHS) and Australian Medical Association (AMA) NSW.

During his time at AHS Stephen was instrumental in transforming this loss-making government operation into a strong and viable commercial organisation and was awarded CFO of the Year (Government). In addition he successfully managed the 3rd largest hearing aid tender and contract in the world as well as growing and upgrading the hearing centre distribution network to more than 100 permanent sites and 200 visiting sites throughout Australia.

More recently he worked as CFO and Company Secretary for AMA (NSW) providing crucial finance, secretarial and governance advice to our leading doctors and surgeons who were on the Board and the Audit and Risk Committee.

Both these roles have involved important timely and accurate Board reporting, critical tender and contract management projects along with key deliverables to government including significant interaction and strategy discussions with Health and Human services as well Finance and Treasury departments.

Stephen has a Bachelor of Commerce, is a fellow of CPA Australia, a fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia and a full graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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