Can a UK entity that is dormant be appointed as either a Corporate Director or Secretary??
Yes. under section 155 of the Companies Act 2006, a company must have at least one director who is a natural person. Consequently, it is permissible for a company to appoint a dormant company as a director alongside a director who is a natural person.
Regarding the appointment of a company secretary, under section 270 of the Companies Act 2006, a private company is not required to have a secretary but a plc is required to have one, Consequently, if a private company chooses to appoint a dormant company as its secretary, there is nothing in the Companies Act that prohibits such an appointment.
Company formation agents in the UK typically use one of their own companies to act as the Company Secretary for companies they form on behalf of their customers. In some cases, the companies they use may be classified as dormant.