Can a shareholder be a company secretary?


I am planning to form a new marketing company this year here in London. I am trying to register my new company online, but I am just having trouble with the company secretary bit. I know what a company secretary is, and I would like to have one for my company. My question is, can my company secretary also be a company shareholder? Thanks in advance for your answers.



Yes, a limited company secretary can also be a shareholder (or director), as long as the person is not:

  • Under 16 years of age
  • On the disqualified directors register
  • An undischarged bankrupt
  • The company’s auditor

Secretaries are optional for private limited companies - if you’re unsure about who to appoint, you can leave it until a later date. It’s very quick and easy to appoint new officers online after company formation.

2 years ago

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