To be the Global Voice of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals.


To enhance recognition and visibility of the corporate secretarial profession by the business world, regulators, governments and international non-governmental organisations such as the WTO, UN, ILO, OECD, World Bank, International Finance Corporation, EU and similar organisations. To help achieve this goal it will develop and grow the study and practice of corporate secretaryship to improve professional standards, the quality of governance practices and organisational performance; it will also develop programmes to help all member organisations better serve their members and other stakeholders.

CSIA is a not-for-profit organisation whose members are national/geographical bodies of governance professionals. CSIA recognises that these professionals occupy a wide variety of roles within the private, public and not-for-profit sectors and from country to country enjoy differing degrees of recognition.


CSIA has been established in order to assist member organisations to:
  • Promote the professional status of suitably qualified chartered secretaries, Corporate Secretaries, Company Secretaries, board secretaries and other governance professionals.
  • Establish and maintain good relations and exchanges between organisations dedicated to the promotion and practice of secretaryship and/or the promotion of good governance.
  • Develop and improve their services and professionalism of their members.
  • Assist in the creation of such organisations in countries or regions in which they do not currently exist.
  • Promote the growth, development, study and practice of secretaryship and assist their members develop and improve their services and professional standards.
  • Advocate for good governance through carrying out research, developing standards and raising awareness.
  • Promote the recognition and influence in respect of secretaryship and its professional practitioners to national governments and their supplementary/sponsored organisations, international organisations and the global business community.

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