The outgoing chief executive of the Governance Institute of Australia has been named as inaugural director general of the UK-based Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA).
Tim Sheehy, who announced his resignation from the Governance Institute in April, has been named as the inaugural director of ICSA to address governance issues in emerging economies.
ICSA president Frank Bush said: “ICSA – under Tim’s leadership – is uniquely placed to spearhead a global push to embed in emerging economies sound governance practices in line with those in more mature economies such as Australia, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom.
“Tim brings to the task successful management skills, an education background and strong advocacy skills.
“The combination of ICSA’s international presence and expert body of knowledge with Tim’s demonstrated track record in driving the governance agenda will significantly raise the bar in developed and developing economies,” he said.
Governance Institute president Trisha Mok said: “Tim has done an outstanding job steering the broader business community towards recognition of the importance of governance and the value a company secretary and governance adviser adds to an organisation.”
Steven Burrell was named as Mr Sheehy's replacement in August.
Commenting on his appointment, Mr Sheehy said education and training underpin good governance.
“It is this same focus on education and training that will enable emerging economies to build the trust, confidence and integrity required to successfully participate in a global marketplace,” Mr Sheehy said.