Qualifications of secretary of public limited company.
236.—It shall be the duty of the directors of a public limited company to take all reasonable steps to secure that the secretary (or each joint secretary) of the company is a person who appears to them to have the requisite knowledge and experience to discharge the functions of secretary of the company and who—
(a) on the commencement of this section held the office of secretary of the company; or
(b) for at least three years of the five years immediately preceding his appointment as secretary held the office of secretary of a company; or
(c) is a member of a body for the time being recognised for the purposes of this section by the Minister; or
(d) is a person who, by virtue of his holding or having held any other position or his being a member of any other body,appears to the directors to be capable of discharging those functions.