Absence of a chairperson at the directors' meeting

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Oolong

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Hi, everyone!
I got a question about whether it is possible that there is no chairperson at a directors' meeting? Will this meeting be invaild because of this?
 

Rob Legat - SBPL

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In practical terms, the constitution/rules of the body will provide for a selection of a chairperson from the participants in attendance (provided there is a quorum). What's the context of your question?
 

Oolong

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In practical terms, the constitution/rules of the body will provide for a selection of a chairperson from the participants in attendance (provided there is a quorum). What's the context of your question?
Thanks for answering.

It was a small proprietary company and three of the directors had a directors' meeting. But it didn't mention who is the chairperson. So I am confused will the lack of chairperson be an issue?
 

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I’ve yet to see a resolution invalidated because someone wasn’t picked as a chairperson.
 
Thanks for answering.

It was a small proprietary company and three of the directors had a directors' meeting. But it didn't mention who is the chairperson. So I am confused will the lack of chairperson be an issue?
the constitution/rules of the body will provide for a selection of a chairperson from the participants in attendance .
 

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Will this meeting be invaild because of this?

Most likely no. However if participants at the meeting objected prior to any resolutions then there is a small chance the resolutions may not be valid. Need to read the constitution to know. It is unlikely the constitution would have a provision invalidating resolution based purely on non-declaration of a chairman. Small companies in reality operate very informally and it works - most of the time.