Appointing a Director [Toolkit]

A company’s directors are responsible for the management and operation of its business affairs, including its operating structure and strategic direction.

Collectively, the directors form a board that meets regularly to discuss company matters and make business decisions. Directors also represent the company in its dealings with third parties. Because they are so critical to the successful business operations of a company, it is important that directors are properly appointed and that the company is clear at all times as to who is validly appointed as a director.

This Practical Law Australia Company Law toolkit provides the practical know-how resources necessary to effect an appointment of an additional director to an existing board, including guidance on the appointment process, a standard form consent to act (incorporating a standing notice of interest) and pro forma board minutes approving the appointment.

This toolkit contains:

  • Practice note: Appointment of directors
  • Standard document: Consent to act as a company director
  • Standard document: Board minutes: appointment of directors

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