New Zealand resident director

New Zealand resident director

When incorporating a company in New Zealand, our foreign Clients will be required to appoint a resident director in New Zealand. Healy Consultants will assist our Clients in fulfilling this statutory obligation. Kindly refer to these important considerations:
Appoint Aidan Healy as resident director of newly incorporated New-Zealand company

Important considerations

  • Under the New Zealand Companies Act 1993, all companies must have at least 1 director who is ordinarily resident in the country. However, the shareholders can be of any nationality, ensuring full 100% foreign ownership;
  • There is no limit on the number of directors that a company can appoint. Please note that New Zealand does not permit corporate directorship. Also, the company will be required to publicly register the particulars of their directors and shareholders;
  • Should our Clients have difficulties finding a resident director of their own, Healy Consultants will offer our nominee director service to fulfill this statutory obligation. Please note that the nominee will be a director of the company in name only and will not have other business responsibilities;
  • Appointing Healy Consultants nominee as the resident director will increase the likelihood of corporate bank account approval and employment visa approval;
  • Lastly, Healy Consultants believes that it will easier for our Client to deal with the Government tax authorities with a resident director.

Fees

  • Healy Consultants’ New Zealand individual resident director fees amount to US$7,550 per annum in unregulated industries. For financial service provider (FSP) companies and other business entities involved in regulated industries, our standard fees are US$12,500 but may be tailored according to the complexity of our Clients’ operations and our assessment of the legal risk to the nominee.

Frequently asked questions

Contact us

For additional information on our resident director services in New Zealand, please email us at email@healyconsultants.com. Alternatively please contact our in-house country expert, Mr. Simon Guidecoq, directly:
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