Barnes CoSec Company Secretary Services

Company secretary services provider to small and medium sized companies with expertise in F.C.A. regulated companies.

Our Mission

To help clients realise their corporate strategies through the provision of an exacting company secretarial service covering:

  • Reporting
  • Board process
  • Governance


Chris Barnes F.C.I.S. has over 12 years’ company secretarial experience serving Boards at the highest levels in both financial services and industry.

From 2015 to 2019, he worked for the leading investment bank, JPMorgan Asset Management, as Company Secretary (Vice President) for JPMorgan Funds Ltd, an entity with just under £30 billion of assets under management.

He commenced his company secretarial career in 2006 in industry as Company Secretarial Assistant (interim) with Brambles Industries Plc, then moved to Constellation Europe Ltd and joined Eurovia Group Ltd in 2008 where he was Assistant Company Secretary for 3 1/2 years. Chris entered the Financial Service industry as Acting Company Secretary for Lloyd’s of London insurance broker in 2012, before moving to Bank of New York Mellon as Assistant Company Secretary (interim) in 2015.

Chris is a qualified chartered secretary with a legal educational background in both English (Post Graduate Diploma in Law and LPC) and US law (LLM (Hons) from Northwestern University, USA).


“Barnes CoSec led, advised the Board and drafted resolutions and statutory filings to facilitate the purchase of the freehold, including the incorporation of a new company and the dissolution of the previous RTM company. Thank you.”

Directors, Sutherland Hse Freehold Ltd