Directors and Officers liability insurance is insurance cover that offers financial protection to those who are the director, partner or officer of a company. It is designed to cover the cost of claims for compensation made against the insured individual.
Being a director, partner or officer of a company brings with a certain responsibility to employees, members of the public, investors and regulators. It also exposes the individuals holding the positions of director, partner or officer to personal liability for the actions or omissions they make in the performance of their company duties. This means that they can personally be the subject of claims which could lead to the payment of fines, compensation or imprisonment.