Sally has over 25 years’ experience as a company secretary. Before joining Prism, she was Group Company Secretary at Air Partner plc, a listed global aviation services company. She worked closely with the board and its committees, delivering the full company secretarial remit, including meeting support, listing and corporate governance compliance, annual report drafting and production, new board member inductions, board evaluations, shareholder meetings and share scheme management, and legal support. Before that, Sally was Company Secretary and Legal Manager at A. S. Watson (Health & Beauty UK) which owns UK high street brands, Superdrug and The Perfume Shop, a post she held for 14 years. She has also worked in senior positions in company secretarial teams in the chemicals, property and charity sectors. In these roles, she has gained extensive experience in corporate governance, statutory compliance, intellectual property, litigation and employee share schemes and has been involved in a number of corporate transactions.
Sally works with a portfolio of FTSE main market and AIM listed clients, providing a range of company secretarial services including board and meeting support, corporate governance audits and advice, and assistance with the production of annual reports and other shareholder documents.
Matthew has over 30 years’ experience in the company secretarial profession in various sectors, including real estate, fast-moving consumer goods, industrial, private equity, and retail. Prior to joining Prism, Matthew worked for both AIM and FTSE listed companies, as a Company Secretarial consultant and in-house, most recently as Company Secretary to Low & Bonar PLC and NewRiver REIT plc.
Matthew has experience of providing full support to a company’s board and its committees, including board timetable, agendas, board papers, board meeting attendance and liaising with the Chairman and board directors. In addition, Matthew has experience of transitioning companies from AIM to the Main Market, implementing corporate governance procedures, general meeting management, working with a company’s board and its committees during a financially-distressed period and subsequent sale to a competitor, mergers and demergers, share option schemes, and full subsidiary company governance work.
Chris has over 30 years’ experience in the company secretarial field. Chris set up Prism Cosec, company secretarial and corporate governance practice in 2002. Prior to setting up Prism, Chris was employed as a company secretary with a number of blue-chip companies where he was also responsible for legal and regulatory compliance.
His clients have included companies who have listed on both the Main Market and AIM in London, particularly during the pre- and post-IPO periods. Chris has been a Fellow of the Chartered Governance Institute (previously Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators) since 1993. From 2008 until 2020, Chris was, through Prism Cosec, the Company Secretary of Fresnillo plc, a FTSE100 listed company.
Outside of Prism, Chris is a member of the Midlands Regional Advisory Group of the London Stock Exchange and a member of both the Board and Strategic Advisory Board of Emperor Design, one of the UK’s largest independent corporate creative communications agencies.
Chris holds a BA (Hons) in history from Southampton University and an MBA from Warwick Business School.”
Stefan has over 30 years’ experience of corporate issues within UK listed companies, mainly with international operations. A Chartered Secretary with a Masters in International Commercial Law, Stefan was previously Group Secretary of George Wimpey plc and Cadogan Petroleum plc. Prior to joining Prism, Stefan spent nearly four years at Prudential as Deputy Group Secretary. In these roles he has covered a wide range of issues including: board support and governance, major corporate transactions; shareholder services; employee share plans; litigation; pensions and intellectual property. Prism roles undertaken include: providing ongoing board and governance support to a FTSE100; assisting companies with governance issues prior to and during IPO; and undertaking an audit of a company secretarial function for a FTSE 350 with an ongoing change and mentoring role.
David has worked for 20 years in UK-listed companies and has served as Company Secretary of Eurotunnel, P&O, Nikanor and Ferrexpo, all of which had overseas operations. In these roles he has developed particular experience of board and committee administration and advice, board evaluation, succession planning and NED recruitment and induction, and also corporate governance reporting and annual report drafting, AGM organisation (including logistics and liaison with proxy agencies on their voting recommendations), and general company administration (regulatory announcements, dividends and LTIP administration).
Originally from Australia, Rebecca has over 10 years’ experience in the company secretarial field across a number of markets including the FTSE 100 and 250, AIM and ASX as well as privately limited companies in a number of sectors. Prior to joining the team at Prism, Rebecca worked within secretariat departments of a number of dual listed ASX/ AIM oil & gas, mining and IT companies.
Rebecca’s experience includes Corporate Restructures, IPOs, Capital Raisings, Mergers & Acquisitions and Take-Overs. Since joining Prism, Rebecca has primarily been involved in a 12 month corporate simplification liquidation project, where she has successfully liquidated over 40 companies. She has also worked on other projects assisting with drafting Annual Reports and AGM notices, while assisting with other company secretarial duties.
Sian has over 10 years’ experience in the company secretarial field and has worked for a number of FTSE 250 main market listed companies, including SThree plc, SEGRO plc, Intu Properties plc and more recently, as Assistant Company Secretary at Direct Line Insurance Group plc.
Sian has significant experience in corporate governance and listing rules compliance, annual report and circular drafting, board and committee support, various corporate transactions, share schemes administration and the day to day management of company secretarial departments.
Tim has over 30 years’ experience in the company secretarial field and started his career in Jordan & Sons. There he quickly rose to become a manager within the company secretarial section, with responsibility for the installation of working procedures in the group’s subsidiary companies. He then gained extensive experience of company secretarial practice as a head of the company secretarial department of a large firm of auditors and a leading law firm. Tim regularly attends board and board committee meetings as well as attending and overseeing the proper conduct of shareholder meetings. His portfolio of clients includes SMEs to AIM listed companies, charities and entities in the public sector.
Tim specialises in undertaking projects on behalf of clients or the client companies of professional firms. Recent projects have included several group restructures following the introduction of provisions to enable private limited companies to reduce their share capital without the need for the sanction of the Courts, the preparation of witness statements and supporting documentation for submission into Court of dissenter registers for some large public companies and providing strong support to one of his listed clients in a recent series of corporate actions.
Emma has over 16 years’ experience in the company secretarial field. Prior to joining Prism Emma spent just under 11 years working for Barclays plc. As an Assistant Secretary managing large portfolios of entities she undertook a wide variety of work which included providing company secretarial advice on a range of Group-wide projects, leading on complex transactional work and numerous business projects, undertaking governance health-checks and board effectiveness reviews across a range of UK and overseas entities, managing the Barclays Group entity rationalisation project, share capital re-organisations, and board meetings attendance and administration.
Emma’s main clients include listed (Main Market and AIM) and unlisted regulated companies. Her work involves a wide range of company secretarial support including annual report drafting, advising on compliance with the Listing Rules / MAR and various corporate governance codes, board and committee support and attendance, pre/post IPO work and implementing governance frameworks.
Emma holds a law degree from the University of East Anglia.
Helen has over 15 years’ experience in the company secretarial field across a number of sectors. Prior to joining the team at Prism, she had worked within secretariat departments of a number of FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 companies namely Barclays PLC, United Business Media PLC and most recently Kazakhmys PLC (now KAZ Minerals).
Helen’s main clients include both Main Market and AIM listed companies where Prism provide full company secretarial support. As such Helen is involved in all aspects of company secretarial tasks including drafting governance sections of annual reports, attending Board meetings, managing the process of transactional work as well as day to day compliance and ad hoc tasks as they arise.
Helen holds a degree in Business Law and Economics.
Reynolds over 30 years’ experience in the company secretarial field. He has worked for a number of professional service providers of company secretarial services including 14 years with Scottish solicitors Burness, 2 years with the Scottish arm of Jordan company formations, over 5 years with Morley and Scott Chartered Accountants, together with interim positions with Charles Russell and H. W. Fisher & Co. Reynolds deals with a variety of clients, including quoted and AIM companies, large groups, small private companies and professional service firms. He has extensive experience of minuting board and committee meetings across a range of business sectors, has dealt with a number of group re-organisations and subsidiary rationalisation programmes, share capital reductions and own share purchases, set up and administered EMI schemes and also has experience of presenting company secretarial and directors’ induction seminars. He has also undertaken a number of secondments at clients, including Barclays Bank plc, Royal Mail plc, Glaxosmithkline plc and Quilter plc. Reynolds holds a Scottish Higher National Diploma in Business Studies and is also the holder of the ICSA Employee Share Plans Certificate.
Leanne has over 3 years’ experience in the company secretarial field. Prior to joining Prism, Leanne worked as a company secretarial assistant and corporate paralegal at a top 50 UK law firm, assisting a variety of clients with company secretarial and corporate law matters, such as mergers and acquisitions and capital reductions. Leanne currently assists a range of Prism clients from FTSE 100 to AIM and private companies in corporate governance matters. Leanne holds a Law LLB achieved in 2015 and a Law and Corporate Governance LLM with ICSA accreditation achieved in 2016.
Janet has 25 years of experience in administration and operations. Prior to joining Prism, Janet worked in a wide range of sectors, including banking, media and the arts, as a Personal / Executive Assistant, and more recently as a planning assistant at a major UK arts organisation in London. Janet is responsible for the smooth running of all operational matters at Prism including overseeing marketing efforts, financial matters, coordination of business development and recruitment. Janet is fluent in Spanish, French and Portuguese.