Companies House Form AP01 – Appointment of Director

CHF - AP01 – Appointment of Non-Executive/Alternate Director


This Companies House form AP01 – Appointment of Director should be used to register the appointment of either a non-executive director or an alternate director with Companies House. Where an alternate is treated as a director for the purposes of the Companies Act 2006, Companies House requires form AP01 to be completed and returned to them. Form AP01 is the form used to appoint a director generally.

A non-executive director, like any other director of a company will require his/her appointment and details notified to Companies House.

As regards an alternate director, section 250 Companies Act 2006 provides that a director includes any person occupying the position of director, by whatever name he/she is called. Therefore a person who is treated as a director, regardless of their status will be considered a director and require formal registration with Companies House. Whether an alternate will in each case require formal registration is arguable depending upon the terms of his/her appointment and the wording of the company’s articles of association. Formal legal advice should be sought if in any doubt.

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