Shareholders appoint directors to run the company on their behalf. There is no legal requirement for a director to be a shareholder. There is no need for the directors to be related in any way with the shareholders.UNLESS: Its written in the "Memorandum & Articles of Association" of the ltd company. Which are the "company manifesto" and are legally binding. These might specifically state that only shareholders/residents may be directors. It would be unusual, but not impossible for a residents company.EVEN in this latter case, it would be perfectly ok for the directors to appoint someone else to do 99% of the work for them. But in this case remember the directors retain legal responsibility (and liability) for the actions of the company. "I didn't know" is no defence!ATBNige
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