Consent to act as director
Written notice from an individual or corporate director, consenting to act as a director.
Is consent to act as a director required?
An individual or company must consent to act as a director. This is usually satisfied by the written notice to the company.
What information must a director provide to the company for appointment?
The company must keep a register of directors and a register of directors’ residential addresses with certain specified information relating to that director. In the case of an individual, this includes their name, date of birth, nationality, occupation, address for service and residential address.
What filing is required for the appointment of a director?
The appointment must be notified to Companies House within 14 days. This is done online using Companies House form AP01 (or form AP02 in the case of a corporate director). This form also contains the specified information relating to that director.
About this consent to act as director
This written consent to act as a director:
- comprises the consent from an individual or corporate entity to act as a director
- provides for director to complete the information necessary for the company’s register of directors and for filing of form AP01 or AP02 (as applicable) at Companies House
- confirms that the director is not prohibited from acting as a director
Document features: Consent to act as director
- alternative forms of consent depending on whether a director is an individual or a corporate director
- table of specified information to be provided by the director
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