Managing Director/Chief Executive Kaihautū Whakahaere/Tumu Matua

Managing directors/chief executives organise and take responsibility for the effective operation of an organisation.

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Managing directors/chief executives may do some or all of the following:

  • provide the overall leadership, direction and management of an organisation
  • lead development of an organisational culture supporting the values and objectives of the business
  • ensure strategic and business plans are in place and monitored
  • ensure realistic goals are set for an organisation, and that these goals are met
  • ensure the organisation complies with company law and other relevant legislation
  • monitor financial performance and make sure the organisation remains profitable
  • manage risks to the organisation
  • ensure the organisation's policies and procedures are followed
  • consult with management staff on issues
  • report regularly to stakeholders, often through the board of directors
  • act as a bridge between the organisation, its shareholders and the outside world
  • represent the organisation at conferences and official occasions.

Useful Experience

Useful experience for managing directors/chief executives includes:

  • using leadership skills in challenging and complex situations
  • any senior leadership position where you have entered the role and started performing straight away.

Personal Qualities

Managing directors/chief executives need to be:

  • able to multitask and delegate
  • skilled at planning and organising
  • skilled at problem-solving and decision-making
  • good at communicating
  • able to analyse information
  • positive and adaptable
  • able to work well under pressure.

Useful Experience

Useful experience for managing directors/chief executives includes:

  • using leadership skills in challenging and complex situations
  • any senior leadership position where you have entered the role and started performing straight away.

Managing Director/Chief Executives can earn around $120K-$700K per year per year.

Managing directors/chief executives may start their own business in a range of industries, or move into local or national politics.

Managing Director/Chief Executive

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