The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) has announced that Roger Dickinson will be their new Chief Executive.
Roger Dickinson has been a Chief Executive, Director, Company Secretary and Lawyer for over 20 years working in a number of sectors – electronics, utilities, engineering, life sciences and innovation investment. Most recently, he has been Chief Executive of ITI Scotland, the government-sponsored initiative to achieve an economic transition to a “Smart Successful Scotland”. Prior to joining ITI Scotland, Roger spent three years as Chief Corporate Officer with Gemini Genomics Plc. As Chief Corporate Officer, he defined and implemented the corporate, legal and business infrastructure leading to Gemini's flotation on the American NASDAQ market and its subsequent merger with Sequenom, a US biotech company.
Speaking of the appointment, ICSA's UK President Charmian Allcock said:
“We are delighted to welcome Roger Dickinson to the Institute. His extensive experience in senior capacities gives him the understanding and enthusiasm to be a strong advocate for the profession of Chartered Secretary and Administrator. He will work with the UK Committee and its staff to meet employer needs in commerce, industry, the independent and public sectors both as an Institute and through the work of our commercial ventures in related fields”
“I'm very pleased to be joining ICSA” says Roger “The organisation has huge potential for growth and development. I think we're the best placed of all professional bodies to push corporate governance and company secretarial issues up the agenda and one of my key objectives will be to enhance the status of the company secretary in the corporate world.”