[(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,
although the person could not, by virtue of
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