Corporate governance and company secretarial specialists

To help boards and executive teams meet the ever-increasing compliance and regulatory obligations imposed on their organisations, Mark Licciardo established Mertons as a boutique specialist consultancy in 2007.

Since then, the company has grown to provide premium, cost-effective corporate governance and company secretarial solutions to more than 70 companies in Australia and internationally. 

Today, Mertons is recognised as a market leader in governance. That reflects our genuine expertise, our partnering approach, the professionalism of our highly qualified team and our commitment to delivering next level governance services – not a one size fits all solution. It also reflects Mertons’ independence from other service providers and our ability to get into the detail to offer tailored, objective advice.

  • Whistleblower Protections enhancements

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  • Modern Slavery Act

    Following a 2017 parliamentary enquiry and mirroring earlier steps taken by other countries, including ...

  • Mertons’ Corporate Snapshot – February 2019

    DIRECTOR IDENTIFICATION NUMBER Australian directors will need to verify their identity with ASIC to ...

“Mertons played a key support role in assisting with the transition of the Company to become Australia’s first listed investment company with an important goal of providing a source of funding for Australian charities, with a focus on children at risk. We’re grateful for their continued pro bono support and would have no hesitation in recommending Mertons valuable governance expertise.”

GEOFF WILSON Founder and Director, Wilson Asset Management Group and Future Generation Investment Company Limited.

Our community contribution

We’re proud to support inspirational not-for-profit and community-oriented organisations, including the Alannah and Madeline Foundation, Future Generation Global Fund and Future Generation Investment Company, to achieve optimal performance outcomes by providing professional corporate governance services.

A number of our team also voluntarily serve – or have served – on the boards of not-for-profit and other community organisations. More broadly, we support several not-for-profit organisations and charities by making monetary donations, providing sponsorships and volunteering.

Mertons specialises in providing guidance and support on governance issues allowing directors to maintain the right balance between their corporate obligations and a focus on strategic decisions and performance.