OFO No: 112101
Other names for a Director:
- Alternative Director
- Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
- Company Director
- Deemed (Shadow) Director
- Executive Director
- Independent Non-executive Director
- Managing Director
- Managing Director (Enterprise / Organisation)
- Non-executive Director
- Senior / Lead Independent Non-executive Director
What is a Director?
A board of directors is a group of elected or appointed people who watch over (babysit) the activities, projects etc of a company. They make sure the company is on track and productive.
A Director does not have to be an employee of that company.
What does a Director do? (as part of the board)
- chooses a chairperson for the board
- establishes broad policies, goals and targets
- selects the chief executive for the company
- makes sure the chief executive is supported and reviewed
- ensures that financial resources are available to company
- makes sure shareholders are kept up to date with company’s performance
- sets the salaries of the management staff
Are you . . . ?
- highly skilled and experienced?
- a person with great business aptitude?
- team player?
- a decision maker?
- a good communicator?
How do I become a Director?
You would have to be a long time in business, have load of experience and skills.
Once you have proved yourself in the corporate world, you would be invited to join a board of directors.
Qualification in specific occupation
Master of Business Administration
- Rhodes University
- University of Cape Town
- University of Fort Hare
- University of KZN
- University of Pretoria
- University of the Free State
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Is becoming a Director the right career choice for me?