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Application for advancement to Fellow

You can apply to become a Fellow member if you have been granted Associate standing with Governance Institute and you have at least eight years relevant experience, or periods totalling at least eight years**, and for three of the last ten years, you have been one of the following:

  • a company secretary or assistant company secretary
  • a senior executive or in an administrative position that, in the Governance Institute Council’s view, has at least the same status as a Company Secretary or Assistant Company Secretary
  • a senior academic in a university, or other higher or further education body
  • a member in public practice
  • or alternatively, completion of other professional development considered as relevant by the Governance Institute Council.

**Please note: The eight-year qualifying period may be reduced by up to three years, where you have one of the following:

  • a degree from a University that the Governance Institute Council considers of suitable academic standing
  • a diploma or other certificate that is nationally-recognised as being equivalent to a degree from such a University
  • a professional qualification that the Governance Institute Council recognises as warranting a reduction
  • or alternatively, completion of other professional development that the Governance Institute Council considers as warranting a reduction.

Note: These are fillable PDF forms but must be downloaded and saved to your chosen folder otherwise changes will be lost.

Download application for advancement to Fellow.

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