The directors of a company are its executive organ; to them its interests are confided; and in the present instance the company, even in this, its inchoate stage, was identifiable through its executive. I hold that from the moment this step was taken the coming directors stood in a fiduciary relation to the company whose interests were to be in their sole hands. This conclusion rests not on technical rules of law, but on the dictates of fair play embodied in law. The people for whom these gentlemen were bound to act were their coming constituents, the persons out of whose money they proposed to make their gain.
— Lord Robertson. Gluckstein v. Barnes  A.C. 240