See: Board of Directors. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary

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director di‧rec‧tor [dˈrektə, daɪ- ǁ -ər] also ˌcompany diˈrector noun [countable]
1. JOBS one of the committee of top managers who control a company:

• The board of directors are expected to cut the 35-cent quarterly dividend when they meet later this month.

— see also board of directors
ˌalternate diˈrector JOBS
someone who is chosen by a company director to carry out his or her duties during their absence:

• The appointment of any alternate Director shall terminate if the Director who appointed him vacates his office.

creˌative diˈrector
MARKETING JOBS someone in a company or advertising agency whose job is to manage the advertising and selling of a product or range of products:

• He took over at Gucci as creative director with the aim of taking the brand to the cutting edge of fashion.

exˌecutive diˈrector JOBS
a director who is also in charge of the daily management of part of an organization:

• Dennis Coleman, executive director of the county economic council in St Louis

ˈguineapig diˌrector informal JOBS
a company director who is not involved in managing the company and does not have any real power to make decisions:

• Because they couldn't fire Jackson, the company gave him the position of guineapig director.

ˌmanaging diˈrector abbreviation MD JOBS
the person in charge of the daily management of a company. The job is often combined with that of chairman:

• the chairman and managing director of PC World

non-exˌecutive diˈrector also ˌoutside diˈrector JOBS
a director who is not involved in the daily management of an organization
2. JOBS financial/​sales/​personnel etc director someone who is in charge of a particular department of an organization

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director UK US /dɪˈrektər/ noun [C] WORKPLACE, MANAGEMENT
(also company director) one of the managers who control a company or an organization: »

He became director of the new Royal Lyceum Theatre Company

serve as/act as a director »

She is retiring after serving as a director for two three-year terms.

be made/be appointed/be elected (as) a director »

I joined the company in 1999 and was appointed director last year.

resign/step down as director »

She told staff she would step down as director immediately.


assistant/associate/deputy director

a person who leads or controls a particular department or activity in an organization: »

director of marketing/communications/finance


campaign/development director


editorial director


finance/marketing/policy director

See also ALTERNATE DIRECTOR(Cf. ↑alternate director), BOARD OF DIRECTORS(Cf. ↑board of directors), CREATIVE DIRECTOR(Cf. ↑creative director), EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR(Cf. ↑executive director), GUINEAPIG DIRECTOR(Cf. ↑guineapig director), INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR(Cf. ↑independent director), MANAGING DIRECTOR(Cf. ↑managing director), NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR(Cf. ↑non-executive director), OUTSIDE DIRECTOR(Cf. ↑outside director), SHADOW DIRECTOR(Cf. ↑shadow director), WORKER DIRECTOR(Cf. ↑worker director)

Financial and business terms. 2012.


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