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The Role of the Managing Director/Chief Executive

Director Factsheets

This Director Factsheet is courtesy of McCann FitzGerald

The managing director/chief executive is the most senior full-time executive of the company (except when there is an executive chairperson). The role of managing director and chief executive are virtually the same, although the chief executive may not be a member of the board of directors. The managing director/chief executive is responsible for the performance of the company, as dictated by the board’s overall strategy. He or she reports to the chairperson or board of directors.