Becoming a Chief Executive or Managing Director
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Becoming a Chief Executive or Managing Director

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Also known as Chief Executive Officer.
Determines, formulates and reviews the general policy program and the overall direction of an organisation within the framework established by a board of directors or similar governing body.
Training time 8 months - 1 year
Average pay $158,299
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 13,600

What does a Chief Executive or Managing Director do?

  • determining objectives, strategies, policies and programs for organisations
  • providing overall direction and management to organisations
  • authorising material, human and financial resources to implement organisational policies and programs
  • monitoring and evaluating performance of organisations against organisational objectives and strategies
  • consulting with senior subordinate staff and reviewing recommendations and reports
  • preparing, or arranging for the preparation of, reports, budgets and forecasts and presenting them to governing bodies
  • representing the organisation at official occasions, in negotiations, at conventions, seminars, public hearings and forums, and liaising between areas of responsibility
  • selecting, or approving the selection of senior staff


  • Director-General
  • Executive Director
  • Secretary (Government Department)

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