Associate Director, Risk Committee Governance

Full Time

Financial Services Client

Office Status: Hybrid


  • Provide corporate secretarial support for the Risk Governance function with respect to Board Risk and Management Risk committee meetings
  • Independently schedule and assist in planning agendas for management risk committee and board risk committee meetings
  • Ensure regulatory and corporate governance requirements are met
  • Promote best in class governance standards, as applicable
  • Lead and prepare meeting material, including drafting of speaking notes for the Chair
  • Circulate documents for approval as required
  • Ensure post-meeting activities such as the preparation of minutes and submission of meeting packages to regulators are completed
  • Maintain minute records
  • Track Board Risk and management risk committee action items arising from meetings, check to determine if commitments are being addressed, escalate issues to management, as and when appropriate
  • Prepare and distribute packages for the board risk and management risk committees:
  • Prepare meeting agendas and other material
  • Ensure complete and accurate packages as well as appropriate and timely distribution, by reviewing packages prior to distribution, resolving issues, assisting in production as required to meet tight deadlines
  • Assist with drafting governance documents which include but limited to charters, guidelines, and procedures
  • Coordinate and facilitate the annual committee assessments
  • Maintain the central repository of all risk committee annual assessments, meeting materials and minutes
  • Assist with the maintenance of the Risk Governance website and ensuring information is accurate on an ongoing basis
  • Understand how client’s risk appetite and risk culture should be considered in day-to-day activities and decisions
  • Champions a high-performance environment and contributes to an inclusive work environment
  • Mitigates risk by following established procedures and monitoring controls, spotting key errors and demonstrating strong ethical behavior.


  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 5 years corporate secretarial or risk governance experience, preferably from a large firm or financial institution
  • Certified paralegal
  • Solid understanding of corporate secretarial practices and regulatory experience, having served previously as an Assistant Corporate Secretary or similar within a risk governance function.
  • Broad understanding of corporate governance practices/requirements.
  • Excellent communication skills
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