Consent to act as a director

Consent to act as a director

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This document is a consent to act as a director.

Directors and officers

A director is a person who is appointed to the position of director. This can include the following:

  • appointed directors;
  • governing directors;
  • nominee directors;
  • alternate directors;
  • associate directors;
  • de facto directors and shadow directors; and
  • executive, non-executive and independent directors, including managing directors and chairmen.

Generally, the process for appointing directors is governed by the company's constitution. The constitution may give the general meeting power to appoint directors, and may also confer power on the directors to fill casual vacancies and appoint additional directors. A public company must have at least three directors (not counting alternates). A proprietary company must have at least one director.

Consent to act

Before a director can be appointed as a director of the company, a written consent to act as a director of the company must be received from them by the board. The grounds on which an individual may be restricted from taking part in the management of a corporation are set out in part 2D.6 of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (Act).

Section 205B of the Act requires certain information, and this document provides for that information.

Related documents

  • Notice of appointment or termination of appointment of alternate director

Composite notice containing information on behalf of director of a company

This document has been updated for Lexis Nexis by Jane Garber-Rosenzweig, Partner, Gable Lawyer. Previous versions of this were authored by Kate Mills, Peter Richard, Robert D Jeremy, Robert M A Mangioni, Kathleen H Clothier and Amanda Beattie.

This document is with the assistance of Specialist Editors Karen Lee and Geoff Geha.