director (noun, di-rec-tor, \ dəˈrektər \) at-large (adjective, \ ət lɑːrdʒ \)
Definition: is a member of the board of directors, who does not participate in dealing with the day-to-day operations and decisions. A director at-large is typically held equally liable and responsible as the executive directors and participates in global strategic planning and policy making. Despite the fact that a director at-large isn’t involved with daily operations, he or she is still obliged to act in the business’s interests and to show loyalty to the company. Oftentimes, a director at-large may be appointed in order to monitor the performance of the management body and the executive directors.
In a Sentence:
Being a director at-large, she has nothing to do with the interviewing process.
We have two directors at-large on the board, each of which has their own, specific responsibilities.
She was appointed as the director at-large since she resides in a different state and cannot participate in the daily operations.
Synonyms and related words: non-executive director, external director, outside director, board of directors, executive