Careers in Governance
What does it mean to be a Chartered Governance Professional?
The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries (the Institute) is a professional institute representing Chartered Secretaries and Chartered Governance Professionals in Hong Kong and the Mainland. The Institute is the China Division of The Chartered Governance Institute, formerly known as The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.
As senior governance practitioners, members of the Institute now play a leading role in advising boards on good governance practices in increasingly regulated and risk-conscious environments. In May 2020, to raise awareness of the work of governance professionals in Hong Kong, the Institute launched its 'Careers in Governance' project. The project gives a personal and professional portrait of members and students of the Institute in Hong Kong, featuring their views on governance, their career paths and striking portrait photographs by Michael Kistler.
The Careers in Governance project gives a glimpse of the life and work of governance professionals in Hong Kong, but it not only focuses on those who have reached the pinnacle of their careers – there are also portraits of recent graduates and students of the Institute who represent the future of the profession. The project reveals the people behind the profession and helps to raise awareness of what it means to possess the Chartered Secretary and Chartered Governance Professional dual qualification. Governance professionals can specialise in very different areas of practice and they can hold very different job titles, but they are linked by their dedication to excellence in governance.