Board Resolution to Appoint New Directors

Board Minutes – Appointment of Directors

CO.DAR.04

The Companies Act 2006 is largely silent on the process for appointing directors after incorporation. The appointment of directors will usually be covered by the company's articles of association which must always be consulted prior to any appointment. Article 17 of the model articles for private limited companies allows for appointment either by board resolution or by a shareholders' ordinary resolution. 

This template board minute can be used to record the minutes of a board meeting where the directors resolve to appoint one or more new directors. For appointment by shareholders, please refer to the shareholders' ordinary resolution in this sub-folder.

Note that a person must consent to be appointed as a director before the appointment takes effect. Our Directors' Consent to Act template in this sub-folder can be used to confirm the proposed director's consent. The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 obliges the appointing company to confirm that the appointee has consented to act as a director. The statement is part of Companies House form AP01. The Registrar of Companies is also required to send a notice to newly appointed directors as soon as reasonably practicable after the appointment has been registered. Further details can be found on Companies House website.

The document is in open format. Fields should be completed and wording in square brackets is optional and can be deleted or retained according to requirements. If only one director is to be appointed, then the second name can be deleted and the wording adjusted accordingly. Further names can be inserted if more than two directors are to be appointed.

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