The clause is designed to ensure that the address for any director or secretary that is on the public record is effective for the service of documents on that person. The provision also applies to the address on the public record of various other persons for whom the Bill requires an address on the public record. However, the clause treats secretaries as officers, as though other proposed changes had not happened. Although I should like company secretary roles to be recognised, do other Government proposals not mean that their description should not be amended in this provision?
I assume the reference is to company secretaries of public companies and not necessarily of private companies. Secretaries of private companies are officers. That is where they are included.