Appointment of Non-Executive Director (E128)

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Who can use this Appointment of a Non-Executive Director?

If you run a company and want to appoint one or more non-executive director, you can use our template.  A non-executive director can be helpful in bringing external skills and contacts to a board of busy hands-on working directors.

This appointment is in the form of a letter.  It is based on the sample letter found in the Good Practice Suggestions from the Higgs Report.

What detailed terms does the  appointment contain?

The letter addresses the appointment and termination of the non-executive director’s contract, and includes clauses detailing:

  • the director’s time commitments, role and duties
  • fees
  • outside interests
  • company committees, and
  • commitment to confidentiality

The appointment refers to the company’s annual review. The letter also details:

  • company policy on data protection
  • insurance, and
  • the right of the director to seek independent legal advice.

The letter should be presented in duplicate to the director so that he or she can retain one copy for their records.

Given that most non-executive directors are not employees, the practical, straightforward format of the letter is invaluable in clearly detailing the non-executive director’s role within a company.

For more information on each of these sections, see our Explanatory Notes  which you will  receive when you download the document from our website.

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When I download the document, can I change it and/or use it more than once?

Yes, all ContractStore’s templates are in MS Word and you can use the contract on more than one project. For more information, watch the video on this page of our website or see our FAQs

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