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Director details

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The companies register contains details of each company director. Their:

  • full legal name,
  • date and place of birth
    (this information will not be publicly available)
  • residential address
  • and date of appointment. 

As these details change, the changes must also be recorded on the register.


First steps to updating director details online

No matter what sort of update you need to make to directors, the first steps are the same.

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Appointment of new directors

Notification to the Registrar of the appointment of a new director must be made within 20 working days of the appointment.

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Director address changes

The Registrar should be notified of changes of a director's address within 20 working days of the company becoming aware of the change.

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Director's change of name

A change of a director's name must be notified to the Registrar of Companies within 20 working days of the company becoming aware of the change.

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Directors ceasing to hold office

A director that has ceased to hold office cannot notify the Registrar themselves. Only current directors or authorised persons may update director information.

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Some of the most frequently asked questions about updating director details.

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Updating director details for overseas companies

Learn how companies registered as overseas companies in New Zealand record changes for their directors.

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Last updated 17 June 2016