Generic Chairman resume example


Maxine Corry
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T: 0044 123 456 7890


Maxine can play a pivotal role in providing leadership to a board and ensuring that they fulfil their duties and responsibilities. She has extensive experience of leading Boards and focusing they focus on strategic matters, oversee the company’s business, set high governance standards and ensuring that all KPI’s are being met.

A highly organised manager who will always arrive in good time, be adequately briefed and have all the necessary papers in correct order. She is a true professional who remains impartial when dealing with important issues or making decisions. A real team player who where appropriate, is not afraid challenge the Chief Executive in a tactful manner on their performance. Also, a superb planner who even ensures that a successor is found before her term of office finishes.

In her current position she plays a strategic role as the guardian of the Board’s decision making processes. She is primarily in charge of leading, chairing and overseeing the performance of the Board and of making decisions in all matters affecting the businesses operations, performance and strategy. At work she creates an atmosphere which encourages participation from everyone.

During her career she has held both full-time or part-time chairmanships, and always takes a leading role in determining the composition and structure of the board. Has learnt how to act as an ambassador and the public face of the company and lead the Board and Council in setting the strategic direction of the company.

Possesses the tact, diplomacy and powers of persuasion needed to negotiate with senior managers on the Chief Executive Committee (CEC). Will have no trouble managing the company’s relationship with regulators, the media, government bodies, suppliers, trade bodies and other stakeholders.

Aside from leadership competencies she has the personal gravitas needed to lead a significant national organisation. Also, a morally healthy individual who will always demonstrate high standards of corporate conduct and personal probity.

Right now, looking for a suitable position with a company that is looking for a reputable individual with a proven record of getting results.



CHAIRMAN – Start Date – Present
Employers name – Location
Responsible for ensuring that the Board as a whole plays a full and constructive part in the development and determination of the Company’s strategy.


  • Holding the Board and Executive Team to account for the company’s mission, vision, performance, and achievements.
  • Taking the lead in identifying the development needs both of individual directors and the Board as a whole.
  • Increasing the operational effectiveness of the overall Board as well as individual directors.
  • Ensuring that there is effective communication between different departments and sections of the company.
  • Representing the company externally at events, meetings, and press conferences.
  • Taking the chair at general meetings and board meetings.
  • Formulating strategies and practical plans of action to achieve objectives.
  • Acting as a company and Board spokesperson and figurehead as appropriate.
  • Maintaining financial viability by using the company’s resources effectively within appropriate financial controls.
  • Monitoring and then checking that decisions taken at meetings are implemented.
  • Encouraging all Board members to participate in the decision-making process.
  • Establishing effective sub-committees with appropriate non-executive director involvement.
  • Holding key votes on important strategic policies sought to be adopted by the Board.
  • Making sure that the Board receives accurate, timely and clear information.
  • Planning the annual cycle of board meetings.
  • Promoting the highest standards of corporate governance within all of the company’s operations.
  • Carefully considering all proposals put before the board before coming to a thought out conclusion.
  • Fostering open and inclusive discussions in Board meetings and letting everyone have their say.
  • Giving support and supervision to the CEO and senior teams.
  • Sitting on appointment and disciplinary panels.
  • Implementing an effective communications strategy so as to keep members and stakeholders informed.
  • Ensuring transparency in the decision making process and working of the Board.
  • Presenting the company’s aims and policies to the outside world.
  • Informing the committee of any decisions taken between meetings.
  • Ensuring that the Board is alerted to any forthcoming complex, contentious or sensitive issues.
  • Keeping track of the contribution of individual directors to the running of the business.
  • Executing regular performance reviews on individual executive directors.
  • Making sure there is a good balance between executive and non-executive directors on the Board.
  • Planning, organising and conducting board meetings effectively and according to any required regulations.
  • At the end of a meeting making arrangements for the next meeting.
  • Facilitating change within the company and addressing any potential conflict with external stakeholders that this may bring about.
  • Representing the interest of investors during board meetings.
  • Ensuring that all decisions, actions and deliberations are adequately minuted and recorded.
  • Promoting the highest standards of integrity, probity and corporate governance throughout the Company.

JOB TITLE – Start Date – End Date
Employers name – Location



  • Politically astute and aware of what is going on in the industry as a whole.
  • Being a sounding board for ideas and the thoughts of the CEO and other senior managers.
  • Ability to foster and promote a collaborative team environment.
  • Significant experience of chairing meetings, large gatherings and events.
  • Conducting in depth performance appraisals of the Chief Executive and Non-Executive Directors.
  • Ability to understand complex strategic issues, analyse and resolve difficult problems.
  • Have a clear understanding of the legal duties, liabilities, and responsibilities of non-executive directors.
  • Help groups to deal with differences of opinion and conflicts within its ranks.


  • Not afraid to make unpopular decisions for the good of the company.
  • Able to build consensus between different parties.
  • Can work with people from all social and cultural backgrounds.
  • Prepared to work extra and long hours to get an important job done.



Corporate governance
Business plans
Chairing meetings
Decision making
Strategic leadership
Good governance
Chairing meetings
Public accountability



University name  –  Degree details              Study Dates
College name      –  Qualifications                Study Dates
School name       –  Subjects / Grades          Study Dates



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