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Sample non-executive director's appointment letter

This guidance takes the form of a sample letter. While it might look like a template, it is not intended to be prescriptive. It has been created to guide and support those preparing letters of appointment for non-executive directors.

The text of this sample letter of appointment for non-executive directors reflects:

  • good practice in UK companies
  • standard contract terms
  • the reference in the Financial Reporting Council (FRC)’s guidance on board effectiveness to time commitment.

Use this letter as an initial checklist for the elements that your company may want to include in your directors’ letters of appointment. Adapt the text and content to suit your company’s own particular circumstances.

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