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Managing Director/Chief ExecutiveAlternative titles

Kaihautū Whakahaere/Tumu Matua

This job is sometimes referred to as:

Chief Executive Officer
General Manager

Managing directors/chief executives organise and take responsibility for the effective operation of an organisation.

Contact us

Call us on 0800 222 733

Pay

Managing directors/chief executives in the public sector usually earn
$120K-$700K
per year
Managing directors/chief executives in the private sector usually earn
$70K-$450K
per year
Source: Moyle Consulting and NZ Herald.

How many people are doing this job?

Year 2012
45,151
Year 2011
43,844
Year 2010
42,056
Source: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, '2003-2012 Occupation Data' (prepared for Careers New Zealand), 2012.

Job opportunities

Good

Chances of getting a job as a managing director/chief executive are good for people with relevant qualifications and experience.


How to get into this job

Usually required

Experience in a senior leadership role in an organisation

Useful school subjects

Economics

Robyn Pask (right) and a colleague sitting at a table looking at budgets

Robyn Pask (right) discussing a budget with her colleague

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Updated 24 Oct 2014