ICSA – The Governance Institute have a great opportunity for you to flex your intellectual muscles, and bag a sweet cash prize into the bargain. Over to them for the low down…


Be in with a chance of winning £1000 by entering our essay competition.

Are you a student, recent graduate or governance professional at the start of your career? Fancy a chance of winning £1000 (or £500 as a runner-up)? If so, make sure you enter our essay-writing competition which runs until 18 March 2019.

The question is as follows:

In an increasingly automated world, robotics, AI* and other technological advancements are expected to have an impact on governance. Consider the opportunities, challenges, benefits and risks that such technologies might bring to the role of the company secretary.

*Artificial Intelligence

Essays of 2,000-2,500 words that demonstrate original thinking about key aspects of governance are sought by the 18 March deadline.

All entries must be word processed rather than handwritten and submitted in PDF format.

Background

Tom Morrison, who died in 2014, was an active member and ex-President of ICSA and a leading light in ICSA’s Registrar Group. A highly regarded and influential member of the share registration industry, Tom was an early supporter of the unique work of ShareGift, the charity which instigated the prize and which made a generous donation to The Chartered Secretaries’ Charitable Trust in order to establish it and fund the prizes.