Corporate Governance Advisor

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A new role has become available for a Corporate Governance Advisor, to be based at our offices in Cape Town.

The main purpose of the role is to ensure the Mukuru Group is compliant with all corporate governance requirements by actioning all
company secretarial and due diligence activities.

The Corporate Governance Advisor reports directly to the Head of Legal.   This position is responsible for performing the full company secretarial and due diligence functions for all companies within the Mukuru Group.   The Corporate Governance Advisor is responsible for managing the relationships with all internal and external stakeholders. Internal Liaison takes place with various board members and shareholders.  External liaison takes place with service providers, business partners and regulatory authorities.

Duties and responsibilities (include but is not limited to):

  • To perform the full company secretarial function for all companies within the Mukuru Group
  • Manage and maintain the corporate information database ensuring that information of all companies, directors and officers within the Mukuru Group is up-to-date at all times
  • Manage and maintain the corporate governance database recording all relevant provisions relating to directors, shareholders, company secretary, auditors, etc in each set of Articles of Association/Memoranda of Incorporation
  • Prepare and file documents for all Mukuru Group Companies (including changing directors, officers, signatories; auditors and other corporate-related changes; change of registered address; and share transfers)
  • Manage and maintain a record of all critical documents such as minutes, annual reports, resolutions and company forms in the correct format as per the relevant Companies Act for each Mukuru Group Company in its country of registration
  • File all statutory returns and forms with the relevant juristic body in each jurisdiction and managing all processes involving such juristic body
  • Research and preparation of opinions and training material on new and existing legislation in each jurisdiction in which a Mukuru Group Company is incorporated
  • Carry out reviews of annual financials of each Mukuru Group Company to confirm shareholder and entity information
  • Identify possibility of automation of tasks and implementation thereof
  • To coordinate all administrative activities related to meetings of directors and shareholders
  • Establish board operating cycle and distributing meeting schedule
  • Prepare, settle and distribute of agendas and meeting packs for all meetings of Board of Directors, Board Committees and Shareholder/s of each Mukuru Grou Company (including meetings of Board of Directors, Shareholders and Committees) within the set deadlines
  • Ensure proper recording and timely approval and circulation of all minutes of the meetings referred to above, highlighting action items to the responsible persons
  • Draft and/or circulate and/or passing of Round Robin (Circular) Resolutions by Board of Directors
  • Draft resolutions for routine requests such as Banking Resolutions
  • To perform due diligence processes with all business partners of all Mukuru Group Companies
  • To mitigate risks on behalf of the Mukuru Group
  • To manage relationships with all internal and external stakeholders
  • To compile and submit weekly and monthly reports
  • To manage own professional and self-development

Minimum requirements:

  • Grade 12 or equivalent (Essential)
  • LLB and/or CSSA qualification (Desirable)
  • 5-10 years’ experience in corporate governance (Essential)
  • Good understanding of corporate governance developments and the Companies Act, 2008 (Essential)
  • Experience in due diligence (Desirable)
  • Knowledge of corporate governance best practice
  • Knowledge of related company legislation
  • Knowledge of due diligence procedures
  • Knowledge of (international) AntiMoney Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) regulations

Additional Skills:

  • Computer literate (MS Office)
  • Written & verbal communication skills
  • Planning & Organising skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Effective Communication
  • Analysis and Judgement
  • Initiative and Responsibility
  • Execution
  • Systematic Approach

Kindly send CV and cover letter to

Closing date for applications is Thursday, 23rd May 2019 with the subject heading: Corporate Governance Advisor

If you do not receive a response after two weeks from application please consider your application unsuccessful.


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