[(1) A person may not be appointed a director of a company unless the person is a natural person.
(2) Subsection (1) does not prohibit the holding of the office of director by a natural person as a corporation sole or otherwise by virtue of an office.
(3) An appointment made in contravention of this section is void.
(4) Nothing in this section affects any liability of a person under any provision of the Companies Acts or any other enactment if the person—
(a) purports to act as director, or
(b) acts as shadow director,
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