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Chair (traditionally, chairman) definition

What does Chair (traditionally, chairman) mean?

The chair is responsible for leadership of the board and ensuring its effectiveness on all aspects of its role. The chair is responsible for setting the board’s agenda and ensuring that adequate time is available for discussion of all agenda items, in particular strategic issues. The chair should also promote a culture of openness and debate by facilitating the effective contribution of non-executive directors in particular and ensuring constructive relations between executive and non-executive directors (see also Principle F of the UKCG Code).

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