Highly Commended - Internal Communication
Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA)
NSW State Awards for Excellence 2008
Evolution from Company Secretary to Governance Professional
Client: Chartered Secretaries Australia (CSA)

The Governance Professional of the Year Awards (GPOTYA) was created by Viv Hardy for Chartered Secretaries Australia (CSA) to change the perception of the Company Secretaryamong key stakeholders in public and private sector organisations in Australia.

Launched in 2006, the objective of the Awards was to demonstrate the critical role that governance professionals play in organisational performance and explain how the role of Company Secretary has evolved into one of Chief Governance Professional.

Both the call for entries, the awards and the subsequent profiling of winners has resulted in drawing attention to the governance responsibilities of the Company Secretary both in the media and boardrooms across Australia.