What’s the difference between a chairperson vs CEO?

A chairperson is a senior-level position responsible for providing direction and overseeing the board of directors. This includes setting overall strategy, ensuring compliance with regulations, and appointing/managing directors. The chairman’s role is largely advisory in nature and focused on long-term goals rather than daily operations. In comparison, a CEO is typically considered the top executive within an organisation and has responsibility for all aspects of its associated operations. This includes managing finances, overseeing hiring decisions, developing products or services, and executing day-to-day tasks.

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John leads a global team at Integrity Governance that is focused on making boards more effective. A boardroom expert working with multinationals, SMEs, trade associations and not-for-profits, he provides practical, impartial advice to directors, business owners, executives and CEOs, to help improve board performance. He has 30 years of experience at director level in the corporate world, having worked at blue chip businesses including: Mars, Schroders and Goldman Sachs.

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