History

September
Special resolution of members of Chartered Secretaries Australia Ltd to change name of company to Governance Institute of Australia Ltd. New postnominals of FGIA (for Fellows), AGIA (for Associates) and GIA(Cert) for Certificated members adopted.
2013
July
A new Constitution is adopted by members of Chartered Secretaries Australia Ltd. Directors are elected directly by members, and Associate and Fellow membership of Chartered Secretaries Australia Ltd no longer contingent on first being a member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.
2011
May
The Insititute member clause removed from the Constitution of Chartered Secretaries Australia Ltd.
2011
May
Certificated member category created.
2009
November
Special Resolution is passed and the Constitution is changed. The aim of the organisation is to promote the interests of the company secretary and other governance professionals and ensure that through education and academic qualification the practical skills of the Chartered Secretary are of a high order.
2000
April
The name of the organisation changes to Chartered Secretaries Australia Ltd.
2000
April
The name of the organisation changes to the Chartered Institute of Company Secretaries in Australia Ltd.
1995
  A new name of the Institute of Corporate Managers, Secretaries and Administrators Ltd is announced.
1989
  More consolidation occurs with the merger of the Institute of Business Administration.
1987
  The organisation is renamed the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators — Australian Division.
1971
  First issue of the journal The Secretary published.
1949
Sydney
All Australian bodies merged under the name Chartered Institute of Secretaries — Australian Branch. This organisation is the Australian division of the international Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. At this time, another independent group, the Institute of Incorporated Secretaries merges.
1947
Sydney
Another independent group called the Institute of Incorporated Secretaries founded. It creates a Melbourne branch in 1931.
1924
Brisbane
Creation of the Queensland Branch of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries.
1920
Melbourne
Creation of Victorian Branch of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries.
1917
Sydney
Second overseas branch of the London body established in Australia. It is called the Chartered Institute of Secretaries.
1914
Melbourne
Institute of Secretaries of Victoria formed and it too is independent of the London body.
1913
Sydney
Australian Institute of Secretaries of Joint Stock Companies and other Public Bodies established. It is independent of the London body.
1909
Johannesburg
First overseas branch established in South Africa.
1909
London
The Society is 1500 strong and obtains incorporation under a Royal Charter. The members of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries of Joint Stock Companies and other Public Bodies become known as Chartered Secretaries. Election to membership is in the main subject to passing a qualifying examination.
1902
London
A number of influential company secretaries join together and form a Society for promoting their professional interests.
1891