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The Essential Society Secretary

Qualifications, liabilities and responsibilities

What qualifications does a society secretary need? A society secretary is not required to possess any formal qualifications. However, the governing body would fail in its duty of care to the society if they appointed someone who does not have the ability and/or access to the relevant advice to enable them to carry out the role. A member of the governing body may also be appointed as society secretary. What are the liabilities of a society secretary? The secretary benefits from the protection of limited liability. However, limited liability may be lost is he/she...

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