| Commentary

93 Chairman of a general meeting

| Commentary

93 Chairman of a general meeting

The default position under the Companies Act 2006 is that the company may elect a member to be the chairman of a general meeting by a resolution passed at that meeting1. This rule is however subject to any contrary provision in the company’s articles that states who may or may not be chairman2.

In practice, the company’s articles very commonly make express provision for the appointment of the chairman of a general meeting. For example, the model articles for private and public limited companies provide that the chairman appointed by the directors to chair board

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