Managing Director

Create, direct and review major functions of industrial, commercial and government organisations independently or through subordinate executives.

Managing Director

Managing Director

Roles and responsibilities

A Managing Director determines, formulates and reviews the general policy program and the overall direction of an organisation within the framework established by a board of directors or similar governing body.

A Managing Director's tasks include:

  • determining objectives, strategies, policies and programs for organisations
  • providing overall direction and management to organisations
  • authorising material, human and financial resources to implement organisational policies and programs
  • monitoring and evaluating performance of organisations against organisational objectives and strategies
  • consulting with senior subordinate staff and reviewing recommendations and reports
  • preparing or arranging for the preparation of reports, budgets and forecasts and presenting them to governing bodies
  • representing the organisation at official occasions; in negotiations; at conventions; at seminars; in public hearings and forums; and liaison between areas of responsibility
  • selecting or approving the selection of senior and executive staff
  • ensuring the organisation complies with company laws and other relevant legislation

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics

A Managing Director determines, formulates and reviews the general policy program and the overall direction of an organisation within the framework established by a board of directors or similar governing body.

A Managing Director's tasks include:

  • determining objectives, strategies, policies and programs for organisations
  • providing overall direction and management to organisations
  • authorising material, human and financial resources to implement organisational policies and programs
  • monitoring and evaluating performance of organisations against organisational objectives and strategies
  • consulting with senior subordinate staff and reviewing recommendations and reports
  • preparing or arranging for the preparation of reports, budgets and forecasts and presenting them to governing bodies
  • representing the organisation at official occasions; in negotiations; at conventions; at seminars; in public hearings and forums; and liaison between areas of responsibility
  • selecting or approving the selection of senior and executive staff
  • ensuring the organisation complies with company laws and other relevant legislation

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Undergraduate Courses To Become

Managing Director

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Postgraduate Courses To Become

Managing Director

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Postgraduate study is not necessarily required for this occupation, but may be helpful for career advancement.

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