Kilgetty Statutory Services is one of the leading company secretarial firms in South Africa. We provide comprehensive company secretarial services, administrative services and corporate services to a range of entities from small start-ups through to entities listed on the Johannesburg Securities Exchange.As experts in our field, our team is able to provide you with the advice you need to ensure that your company is complying with its statutory obligations pro-actively and efficiently. Our staff are industry leaders in expertise, knowledge and skill, and have a wealth of experience in providing flexible, tailored services to our over 4000 clients in 3 offices in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg.
Being at the forefront of industry change, our staff is dedicated to keeping you up to date on the latest news and regulatory changes, as well as advising you on what these changes mean for your business and shareholder strategy.
Our dedicated IT team work hard to enhance our offer by continually developing new solutions to cut costs and bring you up to the minute technology.
We are committed to education and training by offering in-house training for our staff, encouraging growth and personal development. The Company is the company secretarial service provider to clients of the “Big 4” auditing practices and some of the largest legal practices in South Africa.
As one of the few practices with a qualified FCIS practitioner, the Company is able to provide advice on matters including the King Code and Report on Governance for South Africa “King III” and South African Revenue Service “SARS” registration matters.
Chris is a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Southern African and a registered member of the Professional Practice Group, the Chairman of the Western Cape Branch of the Institute and a Director of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Southern Africa.
Chris is well known in South Africa as one of the leading Company secretarial consultants and will often be consulted by other practitioners on complex company secretarial services issues.
Non-Executive Director and Public Officer Services
Chris is a Non-Executive Director of a number of clients and furthermore acts as the Public Officer and Local Representative of foreign based organisations that have opened offices in South Africa.
Chris’ Core Services include:
- Company Secretarial Consulting
- Company Secretarial Audits
- Group Company Secretarial Compliance
- Attendance and Consulting at Company Board Meetings
- Attendance and Consulting at Audit Committees
- Assistance in the Compilation of Annual Reports
- Compilation of Proxy Registers, Minute taking and acting as an Independent Advisor at Annual General Meetings for organisations throughout South Africa
Over the past eight years Matthew has been an integral part of the management team of a national company secretarial practice of one of the top five global audit firms. Subsequently Matthew worked for a leading media group listed on the JSE and NASDAQ exchanges. As well as in the financial and company secretarial divisions of a major listed South African Bank.
Due to Matthew’s wide-ranging experience in various fields his knowledge on company secretarial, statutory and corporate governance is extensive.
Matthew is a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) and the Institute of Directors (IOD).
Cerize obtained her LLB degree from the North-West University Potchefstroom in 2012. She completed her articles and was admitted as an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa, Western Cape Division, Cape Town in 2014.
Since her articles Cerize gained experience within an audit firm as a Company Secretary and legal advisor specialising in corporate advisory services and contract reviews.
Melanie has twelve years’ experience within an audit firm background as well as an outsourced company secretary and has specialised in corporate governance, corporate advisory services, corporate restructures, disposals, mergers and acquisitions as well as course lectures on the Companies Act and directors duties and responsibilities within the mid-tier as well as listed environment.
Melanie has an in depth knowledge of the Companies Act and King Code III for which she will be able to provide board services, technical advisory and corporate governance services.
Jess has worked for a number of audit firms of varying sizes over the last 9 years, where she gained a large amount of experience, heading up the statutory departments and providing a full range of range of statutory services to the firm’s clients base. Jess’s main priority is to ensure that clients receive helpful and efficient service and are well informed on the progress of their applications.
Jessica joined Kilgetty Statutory Services Durban, in February 2015, as the Managing Consultant and is studying part time towards her LLB degree through UNISA.