What is the difference between "executive" and "non-executive" director?

Has "executive" a clearly defined meaning and set of additional responsibilities or is it just some fancy addition to a job title to keep employees happy?

Asked By: Castalian Tourist - 6/12/2006
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An executive director is a member of the board of directors and an employee of the company. He/she will have a specific role such as finance director and as such be responsible for the day to day running of the company within his sphere... More
Answered By: migelito - 6/12/2006
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ED = An actual employee of the company who sits on the board NED = Somebody sitting on the board, but not directly employed by the company. He could be appointed by shareholders or just be there because of his reputation.
Answered By: punkyboy969 - 6/12/2006
Executive director is that person of a company, who is assigned with the overall charge and operation of some department of the company. While on the other hand, a non-executive Director has no part to play in the operational field of the company. However, he enjoys the same position in the Board in the decision making... More
Answered By: psd1941 - 6/12/2006
Executive directors do a job. Non executive directors go to meetings, vote for the CEO and draw their fat pay cheques.
Answered By: Franco - 6/17/2006
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