A director may be an individual or another legal entity (such as a company). If the director is an individual, he or she may hold office provided that:
• he or she has not been disqualified by a court from being a director (a court can overturn previous disqualifications)
• he or she is not an undischarged bankrupt (unless allowed by a court)
• he or she is not under the age of 16.

Any appointment must comply with the company’s articles of association.

John leads a global team at Integrity Governance that is focused on making boards more effective. A boardroom expert working with multinationals, SMEs, trade associations and not-for-profits, he provides practical, impartial advice to directors, business owners, executives and CEOs, to help improve board performance. He has 30 years of experience at director level in the corporate world, having worked at blue chip businesses including: Mars, Schroders and Goldman Sachs.

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