Sample non-executive director's appointment letter

Member resource – a sample letter of appointment for non-executive directors that reflects good practice – adapt the text and content to suit your own company and circumstances – company secretarial terms of reference and example documents

This sample letter is not intended to be a prescriptive template. It reflects the various practices of some of the larger companies and aims to provide an initial checklist of the elements a company may wish to cover in its appointment letters. The text and content should be adapted to suit the company’s own circumstances.

It has been updated to reflect the 2018 versions of the UK Corporate Governance Code and Guidance on Board Effectiveness. 

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