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Company Secretary

Company secretary

What is a company secretary?

A company secretary can be appointed to take on some of the directors’ responsibilities , such as maintaining and filing statutory registers and company records. They do not have the same level of responsibility as a director.

Who can be a company secretary?

Once you register a company , you can select any individual or company to be a company's secretary. A company secretary cannot be the company's auditor or an undischarged bankrupt.

Does a company secretary need to hold any qualifications or have any experience?

While we would recommend appointing a secretary with experience and relevant qualifications for your Private Limited Company , it is not necessary. Anyone, providing they are not your company's auditor or an undischarged bankrupt, can become your company secretary.

Does a private limited company need a company secretary?

No, unless the rules of the company itself require one in its articles of association. Our formation package articles do not require you to appoint a secretary.

Can a director also be the company secretary?

Yes, they can, but there would be no practical benefit if a company secretary is not required.

Why would a company have a company secretary?

We see no practical benefit unless the directors wish to delegate responsibility without that person being appointed as a director themselves.

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