As part of my Master of Laws degree at the University of Sydney, my major thesis was on the role of the company secretary.
My wife, Isobel and I jointly published my thesis which is entitled "The Rights, Obligations and Duties of Secretaries of Companies Under the General Law and the Companies (New South Wales) Code". A copy of my thesis is held in the National Library of Australia. https://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Search/Home?lookfor=paul+monsted&type=all&limit%5B%5D=&submit=Find
I was a State Councillor for the Australian Institute of Company Secretaries. I lectured on the role of the company secretary for the Institute. As a a result, I decided to write a more definitive book on the role of the company secretary which become the standard text for the Institute. I co-wrote the book with Geoff Garside and it was published by Prentice Hall.
I have recently written a linkedin article called "Is the Role of the Company Secretary changing into the Chief Compliance Officer?" You can view this article at https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/role-company-secretary-changing-chief-compliance-officer-monsted/