What are the members of the committee called?
- Management Committee Member
- Executive Committee Member
- Board Member
- Company Director
- Council Member
What is their body/committee called?
Potential confusion continues as there is no single accepted term for this body and organisations are free to call it what they like.
- The Board
- The Board of Directors
- The Trustee Board (or Board of Trustees)
- The Committee
- The Management Committee
- The Executive Committee
- The Council
- The Board of Governors
What should they be called?
What are the typical name combinations
The typical name combinations for the members of the committee, the committee itself and the head of staff are:
|Voluntary or Community Organisation||Management Committee Member||The Management Committee||Director or Coordinator|
|Charity||Trustee||Board of Trustees||Chief Executive Officer|
|NGO||Board Member||The Board||Director General|
|For-Profit Company||Director||Board of Directors||Executive Director|
Note in the case of a for-profit company the Executive Director is both a board member and a staff member – i.e. ‘executes’ instruction, and is therefore quite consistent. In a not-for-profit company the Executive Director would not generally also be a Director of the company and therefore this combination is not logical for use with a nonprofit/charity.