New Chartered Governance Professional designation and new class of member

Following overwhelming member support, the Privy Council gave Royal Assent on 8 February 2018 to the Institute’s revised Charter & byelaws that introduce a second professional designation - Chartered Governance Professional, to sit alongside the long established Chartered Secretary designation.  The new designation can be gained from studying the wider content of the new qualifying programmes to be introduced from 1 January 2019 and reinforces the Institute as the best explainer, best advocate and best educator in governance.

The revised Charter & byelaws also introduce a new class of member called Affiliated Member.  This membership can be gained through studying a wide range of Institute approved and delivered courses and will enable a broader range of individuals to become members of the Institute.