Senior Manager-Corporate Governance



United Kingdom
Posted on Wednesday, July 5, 2023

About Zepz

Zepz is the group powering two leading global remittance brands: WorldRemit and Sendwave. Since 2010, we have been disrupting an industry previously dominated by offline legacy players with our relentless focus to reduce the cost of remittances and increase safety and convenience for our users. Every day, our people work to unlock the prosperity of cross-border communities through finance and technology - driven by our vision of a world that celebrates migrants’ impact on prosperity, at home and abroad.

Our brands helped cross-border communities send over $15bn from 50 countries to recipients in 130 countries in 2022. We operate over 5,000 money transfer corridors worldwide and employ over 1,400 people globally. Zepz is a remote-first employer, with team members located across six continents.
Our vision is to create a world that celebrates migrants’ impact on prosperity, at home and abroad. Our purpose is to unlock the prosperity of cross-border communities through finance and technology.


Our Commitments:

  1. We act like owners - We are relentlessly delivering for our users and spending money thoughtfully.
  2. We embrace embarrassing honesty - We function best when we're open and honest with one another — especially about our challenges and doubts.
  3. We have a bias to action - We get to first outcomes quickly, iterate and learn.
  4. We strive to be better - We may make mistakes, but always learn from them.
  5. We are inclusive - to better reflect and serve our users.

About the role:

The Senior Manager, Corporate Governance will work closely with the Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel & Company Secretary to support the Zepz Group Board, sub-Boards and its Committees. You will liaise regularly with the Board and Executive Committee Members, advising on matters of governance, regulatory and statutory compliance.

You will oversee the operational delivery of the Corporate Secretariat ensuring high levels of support and service across the Zepz Group and its Subsidiary Companies.

As a member of the Group Company Secretariat, you will aim high, embrace challenges and always do what’s right; acting with integrity and building trust as you contribute to the Group’s performance and long term decision making.

You will enable good governance that involves keeping abreast of good practice, technological developments and changes in the political, social and commercial environment. It is essential that you’re able to look upwards and outwards despite the demands of a busy role.

What you will own:

Reporting to the Chief Legal Officer, Group General Counsel & Company Secretary, you will:

  • Ensure that the corporate books and records are maintained via the global entity management system and carry out quarterly reviews to verify that the data and records remain up-to-date
  • Supervise liaison with notaries, legal counsel and local directors to arrange signing of legal paperwork in compliance with local law requirements.
  • Manage quarterly requests to obtain and update KYC information and declarations of interest for board members and senior executives.
  • Oversee the compilation of relevant information and submissions as part of insurance renewals and broader corporate reporting obligations.
  • Coordinate, schedule and deliver regular board and committee meetings for WorldRemit Group Limited, trading as Zepz, and its key operational (regulated) subsidiaries.
  • Manage Action logs, board calendars and agenda planners, as well as take minutes and coordinate approvals for business decisions within existing governance structures and reporting frameworks.
  • Supervise onboarding directors, their inductions and continued guidance to help them discharge their statutory duties within a large private company (in line with regulatory expectations).
  • Ensure timely responses to various shareholder queries and requests and providing information requests to third parties and regulators, where required.
  • Draft legal paperwork to ensure statutory compliance for all entities in the Zepz Group, including board resolutions, powers of attorney, secretary’s certificates and statutory forms/annual returns.
  • Oversee the preparation and submission of various statutory and regulatory filings, with the assistance of local advisors (where necessary), and assist with requests from the group’s auditors as part of the financial reporting cycle.
  • Conduct horizon scanning activities to understand changes to the statutory and regulatory frameworks in key territories where Zepz operates.
  • Provide support during key corporate transactions, such as post-acquisition integration, capital injections, group reorganizations and share transactions.
  • Review, revise and edit briefing notes and other reports of a governance nature to aid discussion and decision-making by appropriate bodies.
  • Implement and retain the currency of Corporate Governance Frameworks across the business and advising stakeholders on governance matters.
  • Contribute to team development, scaling, efficiency and improvement.

What you bring to the table:


  • Oversee the day to day operations of the Corporate Secretariat ensuring the function supports the wider business to deliver its strategic objectives
  • Be a highly motivated individual with good influencing skills and the ability to work well with senior management, as well as having the gravitas needed to gain their trust.
  • Have good staff management and team leadership skills.
  • Be a strong, confident, pursuance communicator (oral and written) and capable of robust challenge when necessary
  • Strong team player - develop strong trust based relationships with multiple internal stakeholders, deliver on commitments and support each other on shared OKR’s


  • ICSA/CGI qualified or strong relevant company secretarial / legal experience
  • Have experience in a senior company secretarial role, in an organisation with a number of UK and overseas subsidiaries
  • Strong experience within a regulated business
  • Have strong experience of supporting boards and committees, including minute writing and agenda management.
  • Have strong technical and analytical skills with the ability to think broadly on issues, proactively offer ideas and solutions and apply sound judgment in problem solving
  • Have in depth knowledge of the requirements and scope of a company secretarial department, ideally within a global business
  • Have strong organizational skills, operate with a sense of urgency and enjoy working under pressure operating with high ethical standards and acting with integrity.

Bonus (desirable) points if you:

  • Understanding of US license requirements for a Money Remittance Business
  • Knowledge of FCA regulations and requirements on a Money Remittance Business.
  • Experience and/or exposure to US listing regimes and US Corporate Governance.
  • Experience of statutory and governance related filings in the US.
  • Understanding of multi-jurisdictional regulatory requirements in US, Europe, Africa, Middle East and APAC.
  • Prior experience with GEMS (or other global entity management systems)

What we offer you:

Please note that the benefits below will apply to Full-time roles.

We have five core benefits for our talent in the US, UK, Philippines, Poland, and South Africa. If you're not in one of those regions, don’t worry - the Talent team can let you know what is available for you specifically:

  • Unlimited Annual Leave: Most Zepz team members are eligible for unlimited annual leave. Colleagues in customer-facing roles, receive a competitive holiday allowance and four recharge days a year. Feel free to make the most of your time off and maintain a healthy work-life balance!

  • Private Medical Cover: ​​You can opt-in to a Private Medical Insurance scheme. This provides you with access to thorough medical coverage, so you can feel confident in your health and well-being.

  • Retirement: We offer pension schemes to help you plan for and secure your future.

  • Life Assurance: Life assurance is available to give you peace of mind and protect your loved ones in case of the unexpected..

  • Parental Leave: We offer competitive parental leave schemes to ensure you are spending as much quality time with your new bundle of joy as possible.

We are also remote-first as an organisation, offering flexibility for you to work where you need to be most productive. In many locations, we have workspaces, which you can use as you desire.

Most roles in the Philippines are predominately office-based, with this we offer free meals for those 100% on-site.

In addition to the above, you will discover that we have a range of secondary perks (such as the cycle-to-work scheme and employee discounts) depending on your location, to help you thrive at Zepz!

Why choose Zepz?

  • Our team of over 1400 employees is fully distributed across the world. We are working from coffee shops, homes, and co-working spaces — making us one of the larger fully distributed growth-stage startups in the world but we also offer workspace in our talent cluster locations - spaces we can meet, collaborate and connect.

  • We are proud parents, community organizers, farmers, band members, yoga teachers, YouTube influencers, former Olympians, and serial entrepreneurs.

  • We collectively speak over twenty languages, including Akuapem, Amharic, Bengali, Ewe, Fante, Ga, Igbo, Kalenjin, Luganda, Oromo, Somali, Swahili, Wolof, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish and Swedish.

  • At Zepz, embodying our commitments binds us together. We are collectively passionate about striving to achieve our vision and purpose - to continue to provide the best service to our users.

Ready to apply?

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. If interested, please submit your resume along with a cover letter (optional), highlighting why your experience demonstrates you meet the requirements of the role. Please also indicate the countries in which you have work authorization. While Zepz supports visa sponsorship, sponsorship opportunities may be limited to certain roles and skills.

At Zepz we record interviews using Metaview (https://metaview.ai). It helps us become better interviewers by recording and transcribing our interviews, and ensures we interview candidates in a fair & consistent manner. It is not required. Please let us know if you’d like to opt out of the use of Metaview - this will not affect the outcome of your interview.

Confidence can sometimes hold us back from applying for a job. But we'll let you in on a secret: there's no such thing as a 'perfect' candidate. Zepz is a place where everyone can thrive.

So however you identify and whatever background you bring with you, and if at all you might need any form of support to make the process as comfortable as possible, please let us know and give us a shot by applying. We want you to be excited to wake up to make an impact every day.