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Corporate - Office of the Secretary – Assistant Company Secretary III - Executive Director - London

Job Description

Job Title:                              Executive Director

Department:                      Office of the Secretary EMEA

Company:                           JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., London




JPMorgan Chase & Co. (“JPMC”) is a global leader in financial services, working in collaboration to deliver the best solutions and advice to meet our clients’ needs globally. We operate in 100 countries and hold leadership positions across our businesses.  We have an exceptional team of employees who work hard to do the right thing for our clients and the firm.


The Legal Department of JPMC is responsible for the provision of legal services to the firm.  The department also includes the Office of the Secretary (“OTS”). OTS is headed by the Corporate Secretary who reports to the firm’s General Counsel. OTS partners with senior management, control groups, LOBs and corporate units to promote effective governance of the firm, its branches, subsidiaries and affiliates.  It also maintains the legal good standing status of entities in the various jurisdictions, with responsibility for various regulatory reporting in all locations.  


In order to ensure that OTS is providing efficient, effective, real time and on demand support to the LOBs and support groups in the Europe, Middle-East & Africa (“EMEA”) region, the Office of the Secretary is looking for an Executive Director to be based in the London Office. The key aspects of the role will be to provide governance advice and company secretarial support to some of JPMC’s key UK regulated entities, to help shape and drive governance-related projects across the region and to manage and lead more junior members of the team.


Job Description:

  • Delivering governance enhancements in relation to the EMEA entities; driving governance standards in line with regulatory requirements and internal policies; and providing governance advice and guidance.
  • Providing company secretarial support, advice and guidance to the board of directors and committees of key regulated UK entities.
  • High level of pro-activity in driving board agendas, and advising board chairs on board composition, director training and regulatory requirements and expectations around board governance.
  • Communicating effectively with the board of directors, committee members and senior management as appropriate in respect of all relevant governance matters.
  • Providing governance input into key projects.


 Qualifications, skills and experience:


  • Proven professional experience (to include as a qualified solicitor or qualified company secretary, or regulatory/compliance experience).
  • Strong awareness of corporate governance matters impacted by changing regulations.
  • Ability to drive policy and procedure on best practice for JPMC entities.
  • Consistently striving for improvements in process and working practices.
  • Self-motivated as well as a strong team player with a keen sense of ownership and desire for continuous improvement.
  • Strong written and verbal skills and effective communicator with maturity and gravitas to deal effectively at senior level.
  • Able to work proactively under own initiative, prioritise, handle time pressure and manage multiple projects at the same time with flexibility to adapt to shifting expectations.
  • Experience of managing teams is preferred.
  • Well-organised, confident and with excellent planning skills.
  • Able to demonstrate and provide commitment for a long term career at JPMC.

JPMorgan Chase & Co offers an exceptions benefits programme and a highly competitive compensation package.  JPMorgan Chase & Co is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Req #: 160016666
Location: London, ENG GB
Job Category: Legal
Employment Type: Full Time
Potential Referral Amount: 3500 Pound Sterling (GBP)

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