Do you want to formally appoint a director and make sure that they know what is expected of them? This is best managed through an Appointment of Director letter. We can help you draft a form or a letter to appoint a director for your company.

A director does not need to be an employee, and the law treats them differently. The courts have confirmed the distinction and dealt with overlapping rights and duties. King III and the new Companies Act both talk about the responsibilities of directors in no uncertain terms. The appointment of director letter ensures that you comply with best practice regarding this important aspect of doing business.

The benefits of an appointment of director

You are not required to appoint directors through an appointment of director letter. But it is advisable to do so. The letter makes the appointment much clearer and more formal. It also provides other benefits, including:

  • Directors know what is expected of them
  • Responsibilities of the directors are clear
  • Certainty regarding fees and expenses
  • All parties know how to resolve any disputes that may arise

Who does it apply to?

An appointment of director letter applies to:

  • shareholders who want to appoint a director, or
  • directors of all enterprises covered by the Companies Act, 2008.

It is important to remember, though, that this letter is not the CoR39 CIPC form. This CIPC form is used to appoint a director with CIPC.

How can we help you?

We can draft an appointment of director letter for you. Our letters are up-to-date with both King III and the new Companies Act. They are in A4 electronic editable format and are only three pages long.


If you are interested, please complete the form on the right or enquire now. We will contact you to find out more about your requirements and give you a quote.