Janus Henderson Investors Head of Corporate Secretariat in London, United Kingdom

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Headquartered in London, Janus Henderson is a truly global asset manager with a diverse geographic footprint, managing assets from 27 offices globally and employing more than 2,000 staff.

Title: Head of Corporate Secretariat

The Department

The Corporate Secretariat team reports into the Group General Counsel and Company Secretary of Janus Henderson Group plc (“JHG”). The team provides company secretarial services and support to the JHG Board and its committees and the subsidiary companies within the Group.

Overview of the Role

The candidate will work closely with the Group General Counsel and Company Secretary to provide the full range of company secretarial support to JHG Board, its committees and subsidiaries. This is a high level role operating at all levels of the Group, including liaison with Board Directors and Senior Management.

The candidate will report directly to the Group General Counsel and Company Secretary who is also a member of the Executive Committee. The Head of Corporate Secretariat role will oversee two Assistant Company Secretary positions and an Administration Assistant based in London, with support from an additional administration assistant based in Denver. The candidate would be expected to function as part of a global team and would liaise with members of the Legal department on certain projects and day-to-day issues.

The Head of Corporate Secretariat will be expected to review existing policies and procedures for the team with an eye for developing the in house Corporate Secretariat function as the corporate governance center of expertise for the firm, instituting strong practices for the corporate board and Group subsidiaries as well as advising on governance best practice across the firm.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Reviewing and revising as necessary optimal corporate governance practice for the Board and Group subsidiaries;

  • Provide the full range of company secretarial support for the Group;

  • Advising on corporate governance to the Board and other Group stakeholders to ensure compliance with relevant statutory and legal provisions (including liaison with local advisers where necessary);

  • Support the ongoing meeting administration requirements of the Group Board and its committees including setting Board/ committee agendas;

  • Liaise with management regarding the provision and content of Board papers;

  • Liaise with Board and Committee Chairs in the preparation and finalization of agendas

  • Attend Board/ committee meetings and prepare all minutes; manage minute reviews and maintain and follow up action items;

  • Preparation of any corporate governance reporting required by the NYSE and ASX;

  • Maintaining the JHG Corporate Governance Manual in accordance with best practice, including Conflicts of Interest registers for the Board;

  • Advise on the preparation and release of stock exchange announcements to the NYSE and the ASX to comply with ongoing listing rule obligations including preparation of the AGM notice;

  • Management and development of three members of the team;

Other Functions

Assumes additional duties as assigned

Technical Skills and Qualifications

  • Relevant Company Secretariat qualifications

  • Experience with ASX listing requirements

  • Significant experience leading a team and demonstrated ability to institute strong corporate governance process

  • Experience of working with Senior Managers, Executive level officers, and Board Directors in a Company Secretariat function

  • Knowledge of relevant company law and company secretarial requirements (English law requirements acceptable)

  • Background and experience within financial services

  • Well-developed knowledge of Board processes and routines

Competencies Required

  • Strong organisational skills

  • Ability to lead a team and relate to individuals at all levels of the firm, including most senior levels on executive committee and Board

  • A proactive partner to directors and business leaders, operating from a white glove service mindset

  • Ability to communicate effectively

  • Strong attention to detail

Ongoing competence in the role to be assessed by:

  • Annual Performance Appraisal

  • Completion of all assigned Compliance trainingCompliance RequirementsAt a minimum the role requires the individual to:

  • Place the interest of Janus Henderson’s Clients first and always act in accordance with TCF (Treating Customers Fairly) principles

  • Understand and comply with any federal, state, and foreign laws and regulations applicable for the role, and seeking the guidance of Compliance if this is unclear at any time

  • Understand and comply with all relevant Janus Henderson policies applicable for the role, and seeking the guidance of the relevant policy owner if this is unclear at any time.The individual in the role is ultimately accountable for his/her own actions and is responsible for seeking further information on any or all of the above as necessary.

Janus Henderson Investors (including its subsidiaries) will not maintain existing or sponsor new industry registrations or licenses where not supported by an employee’s job functions (as determined by Janus Henderson Investors at its sole discretion).

All applicants must be willing to comply with the provisions of Janus Henderson Investors' Investment Advisory Code of Ethics related to personal securities activities and other disclosure and certification requirements, including past political contributions and political activities. Applicants’ past political contributions or activity may impact applicants’ eligibility for this position. Janus Henderson Investors is an equal opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. All applications are subject to background checks.