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Board of directors

Resource summary

Company law dictates that a private company must have at least one director; a public company must have at least two directors. From 1 October 2008 under the Companies Act 2006 a director has to be at least 16 years old.  The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 inserts a new provision in the Companies Act 2006 which requires all directors to be natural persons and prohibits the appointment of corporate directors. 

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  • Directors
  • The responsibilities, duties and liabilities of a director
  • Structure of the board
  • Running board meetings
  • Board performance
  • Reporting board performance

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