“The importance of Boards having a board compliance programme is essential to meet the challenges that directors face when dealing with the demanding requirements of both ASIC and ASX regulations. These requirements are constantly changing as regulators and business stakeholders push for competitive markets with ever increasing accountability and transparency. The role of the company secretary in generating a Board Compliance Programme is critical to the effective administration of the Board as they are a conduit between the Chairman, directors and executive management when dealing with regulatory and risk compliance.
GASP offers experienced qualified Company Secretaries, working as one for the client, bringing current knowledge and experience in governance and secretarial services. In addition, they offer a range of financial and commercial skills that assists in the implementation of a Board Compliance Program.
GASP identifies the regulatory and governance issues that need attention and develops the strategies to implement them and by providing the risk/reward metrics that assists the directors in making their decisions.
Andrew Metcalfe and Geoff Widmer lead the GASP team to provide a niche Governance and Secretarial service to assist Boards in their Board Compliance Practices; both credentialed CSA members, they provide a compelling and experienced service to Boards to support and extend their compliance capabilities. We work practically with the directors to ensure that critical issues are resolved expeditiously and there is clear analysis and strategies to reach the compliance goals. “We are there to ensure your first GASP is not your last!”
Andrew Metcalfe is the Principal of Accosec & Associates with qualifications of Bachelor of Business (Swinburne University). He is a CPA; Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors; a qualified Company Secretary and Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia (Graduate Diploma Company Secretarial Practice and Advanced Corporate Governance). Andrew has broad industry experience as Company Secretary and CFO for a range of ASX and Canadian listed entities and governance advisor to those companies and for not-for-profit organisations.
Andrew Metcalfe – Director +61 (0) 412 125 090
Geoffrey R Widmer is the Principal in Palliser Group with qualifications of a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics (Monash University) and an MBA (Queen’s University, Canada). He is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors; a qualified Company Secretary and Member of the Governance Institute of Australia (Graduate Diplomas in Company Secretarial Practice and Advanced Corporate Governance); a Member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators.
Geoffrey has considerable Australian and international commercial experience as both company secretary and director over 25 years work experience. His work experience covers the energy sector in upstream oil and gas exploitation and technology asset commercialisation. He has Spanish language capabilities.
Geoffrey R Widmer- Director +61 (0) 419 310 601
Office: - Level 13, 350 Collins Street, Melbourne, Vic, 3000
Mail: PO Box 544 Hawthorn, Victoria 3122
Address:-Level 13, 350 Collins st Melbourne, Vic 3000.
Postal: PO Box 544 Hawthorn Vic 3122
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Andrew Metcalfe (Phone) : +61 (0) 412 125 090 | Geoff Widmer (Phone) : +61 (0) 419 310 601