If company directors work in the business day-to-day, under the CEO and without any defined management duties, do they, under commercial law, necessarily have 'executive' status just because they work at there?
Executive in charge of what? Without defined duties or an assigned role it would be hard to make that claim. Example: In small/medium family businesses, the PA (or office cleaner) could also be a director but not an executive.
Not enough detail to know how to properly answer your question. Sounds like a clash of wills is occurring.
Thank you very much for your reply. I thought as much, but didn't know who to ask.
I'm actually trying to establish a standard for the duty of care and therefore distinguishing between executive and non-executive directors. You wouldn't happen to have a case or something I can point to to reinforce that claim. Or would this be taken for granted?