Having left County Sligo at 17 years of age with no idea that the role of Company Secretary even existed, Anna worked her way up the ladder via FTSE100 and multi-national companies in London and now runs her own corporate governance and company secretarial business which commenced trading in 2012.
FCS Services is a growing corporate governance and company law compliance service provider based in the Galway Technology Centre. The company provides an independent professional service to a range of clients varying from large charitable organisations, financial institutions and small to medium SMEs.
Anna qualified as a Chartered Secretary in 2000, having worked in the corporate governance/company secretarial sector since 1995. She went on to study for the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators postgraduate qualification at Westminster University and Kensington College of Business in London and became a Fellow of the ICSA in 2008.
Anna notes “The trigger to setting up FCS Services was the work/life balance decision in 2010 to move back from London to the West of Ireland. I realised that if I wanted to stay with my London-based career choice, I needed to step outside of my comfort zone and see if there was a market for an independent corporate governance service provider. I strongly believe that the role of good company compliance and corporate governance practices is crucial to the ongoing success of business in Ireland. Therefore, whilst obviously wanting to continue to grow the business, I would really like to increase the awareness and understanding of the role of a good corporate governance specialist within any organisation. Currently, the benefits that a good corporate governance specialist can bring to a business seems to be a well-kept secret in a number of sectors, therefore, within the future plans for the business, there would definitely be an aim to dispel that secrecy!
FCS Corporate Services Ltd,
Galway Technology Centre,
Mervue Business Park,
Tel: 091 704 818.