Definition of chairperson in English:



  • A chairman or chairwoman (used as a neutral alternative).

    • ‘Their age is an asset which still has value, because they can serve as advisers, consultants, honorary chairpersons or directors in certain institutions, even after retirement.’
    • ‘In the last three years there has been a massive and pointless process of appointing directors, chairpersons, executives, committees and managers, of proposals, objections, enquiries, planning and publishing and consultation.’
    • ‘The commission will comprise a chairperson, three deputy chairpersons and three other members and will be elected for a term of six years by Parliament.’
    • ‘This year's event was so successful that they have requested the same chairpersons to manage it again next year.’
    • ‘Held in Athlone, the special training course was attended by newly elected mayors and council chairpersons from every county.’
    • ‘Up to now local public representatives, excluding council chairpersons and mayors, have only received expenses for their work.’
    • ‘Council chairpersons and their deputies also receive an additional allowance which is decided by the local authority while members of a council's strategic policy committee are entitled to an allowance of just over 5,000.’
    • ‘As chairperson of Ballycroy Community Council he welcomed everyone to the parish.’
    • ‘The playground has been promised by successive council chairpersons for several years.’
    • ‘The minister was speaking when he met chief executives and board chairpersons of statutory bodies under the Ministry of Commerce at the ministry's headquarters.’
    • ‘Most of the focus groups met during the daytime: the focus group chairpersons whose employment directly included their participation in the West Gate partnership did not like more evening meetings than were necessary.’
    • ‘In the last few weeks all over Ireland, county councillors have been electing mayors and chairpersons onto town, city and county councils in party-pacts the length and breath of this country.’
    • ‘Guests will include local dignitaries, Asian entrepreneurs and chairpersons of other Asian networks and organisations.’
    • ‘It is the rarefied cultural world of museums, art galleries and arts councils where talented and ambitious administrators and their equally intelligent and powerful committees and chairpersons play the role of patron.’
    • ‘Sugar barons appoint their cronies or family members as chairpersons and directors.’
    • ‘Additional payment is made to everyone, from group leaders, executive members through to committee chairpersons and run-of-the-mill ward councillors.’
    • ‘It is of paramount importance that the chairperson and the director work well together.’
    • ‘Lord mayors and council chairpersons from all over Ireland met in the Seven Oaks Hotel recently for a training forum organised by the General Council of County Councils.’
    • ‘The lack of a chairperson providing leadership has also had a major detrimental impact.’
    • ‘She sits as a recorder and she is also a part-time chairperson of employment tribunals.’
    chairman, chairwoman, president, convener, spokesperson, spokesman, spokeswoman, leader, mc, master of ceremonies, mistress of ceremonies
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