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director

noun [C]
 
 
/dɪˈrektər/ WORKPLACE, MANAGEMENT
(also company director) one of the managers who control a company or an organization: He became director of the new Royal Lyceum Theatre Companyserve as/act as a director She is retiring after serving as a director for two three-year terms.be made/be appointed/be elected (as) a director I joined the company in 1999 and was appointed director last year.resign/step down as director She told staff she would step down as director immediately. assistant/associate/deputy director
a person who leads or controls a particular department or activity in an organization: director of marketing/communications/finance campaign/development director editorial director finance/marketing/policy director
→ See also alternate director, board of directors, creative director, executive director, guineapig director, independent director, managing director, non-executive director, outside director, shadow director, worker director
(Definition of director from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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