Alternate Director – Termination

Mr C, the short answer to your question is: although Mr R has resigned as a Director of the Company that, in itself, does not terminate his appointment as your Alternate Director.

As you know, generally speaking, any Director can appoint an Alternate to act in his stead, subject to the Company’s Constitution and any applicable sections of the Corporations Act.

The permanent Director, therefore, enjoys the same ability to cease/terminate the appointment of his Alternate whenever he likes, unless the Alternate resigns of his own volition beforehand or some extraneous action/event otherwise causes his termination.

Rule 67.5 of our Constitution states:

  • The appointment of an Alternate Director may be revoked at any time by the appointor or by the other Directors.

(b) An Alternate Director’s appointment ends automatically when his or her appointor ceases to be a Director.

Therefore, it is very clear that you have the ability to terminate Mr R as your Alternate or, if you prefer, let “the other Directors” do it – which I suggest should be by way of formal Board resolution.

The usual way to terminate an Alternate’s appointment is with a one page document titled ‘Revocation of Appointment of Alternate Director’ stating something like the following:

I, _________   _____ C_____ of __ ________ Avenue, Hamilton, Queensland

HEREBY REVOKE the appointment of _______ _____ R____________ as

my Alternate Director of ____________ Capital Limited.

and dated/signed by you.

The termination must also be recorded with ASIC using Form 484 “Change to Company Details” within 28 days of the effective date.

*Originally written by Company Secretary, an Australian virtual company secretary service.

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