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James Hardie Industries plc (“James Hardie” or the “Company”) has engaged Major, Lindsey & Africa on an exclusive basis to conduct a search for a Senior Legal Counsel – Company Secretary to be located in its Chicago, Illinois offices.
Founded in 1888, the Company is based in Ireland and is an international building product manufacturer and a global leader in fibre-reinforced cement. Operating since 1888, the Company challenges convention within the construction industry. Today, James Hardie is a vibrant, organically-grown, $2.6 billion business with an innovative product offering. This is an exciting and unusual opportunity to join a company with a market leading product, solid fundamentals and growing market share. To learn more about the company please visit https://www.jameshardie.com
Reporting to the General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, the Company Secretary will have primary responsibility for the corporate secretarial affairs of the Irish parent company, James Hardie Industries plc (JHIplc), which is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (and has ADRs listed on the New York Stock Exchange), and will be a key contributor to a global law department that has attorneys on three continents and a senior management team based in Chicago. The role has broad and varied responsibilities within the Legal Department, focused on delivering a proactive, professional company secretarial and corporate governance service to the Board of Directors, the Company’s Executive Leadership Team and the wider global business.
The successful candidate will have at least 7-10 years of relevant experience working with the Board of a publicly-traded, multinational company as a company secretary or assistant company secretary, or U.S. equivalent. Significant experience and strong knowledge of U.S. corporate and securities law, including the filing of Forms 10-K, 10-Q, 8-K, S-3 and S-8, experience and knowledge of foreign private issuer rules, including the filing of Forms 20-F, 6-K and Form F-3, a plus as is exposure to the regulatory and governance regimes outside of the U.S., especially Ireland, U.K. and Australia.
Internal Number: 106427
About Major, Lindsey & Africa
Founded in 1982, Major, Lindsey & Africa is the world’s largest and most experienced legal search firm. Combining local market knowledge and a global recruiting network, MLA has earned recognition for its track record of successful General Counsel, Corporate Counsel, Partner, Associate and Law Firm Management placements. With offices throughout the U.S., Hong Kong, London, and Tokyo, MLA recruiters are dedicated to understanding and meeting clients’ and candidates’ needs while maintaining the highest degree of professionalism and confidentiality. MLA considers every search a diversity search, and has been committed to diversity in the law since its inception. For these reasons, MLA was voted “Best Legal Search Firm in the U.S.” in the most recent national survey of America’s top law firms. To learn more about MLA, please visit our website at www.mlaglobal.com.
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