non (prefix, non, \ nɑn \) executive (adjective, ex-ec-u-tive, \ ɪɡˈzekjətɪv \) director (noun, di-rec-tor, \ dəˈrektər \)
Definition: is an individual that belongs to an organization’s board of directors but doesn’t carry out any executive functions and so isn’t involved in the day-to-day decision-making processes of the company. Such directors are typically dedicated to developing strategic plans and creating policies and are sometimes assigned to add prestige to the company if they are held in high regard by the community. Additional functions of a non executive director include overseeing and improving the overall performance of both the executive directors and managers and protecting the direct interests of the company.
In a Sentence:
As a non executive director, he regularly found himself challenging the decisions made by the executive team. It wasn’t anything personal since he just wanted to make sure that all the decisions would serve the company and not the executives themselves.
Michaels has worked as a non executive director for the last few years and is responsible for the implementing all the latest policies regarding workplace behavior and quality assurance.
Everyone knows that Melanie Thronton was appointed as a non executive director due to how popular she is with the press.
Synonyms and related words: board of directors, executive director, executive team, policy, external director, outside director