non-executive director

Definition

noun
a director who attends board meetings and gives advice, but does not work full-time for the company.
Also calledoutside director  Compareexecutive director  
COMMENTNon-executive directors keep an eye on the way the company is run, and in particular make sure that the executive directors are doing their work properly.
They may also intervene in disputes between directors, or between shareholders and directors.
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