Definition of chairperson in English:

chairperson

noun

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

    • ‘This year's event was so successful that they have requested the same chairpersons to manage it again next year.’
    • ‘Up to now local public representatives, excluding council chairpersons and mayors, have only received expenses for their work.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It is of paramount importance that the chairperson and the director work well together.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Additional payment is made to everyone, from group leaders, executive members through to committee chairpersons and run-of-the-mill ward councillors.’
    • ‘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 lack of a chairperson providing leadership has also had a major detrimental impact.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Sugar barons appoint their cronies or family members as chairpersons and directors.’
    • ‘The playground has been promised by successive council chairpersons for several years.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Held in Athlone, the special training course was attended by newly elected mayors and council chairpersons from every county.’
    • ‘As chairperson of Ballycroy Community Council he welcomed everyone to the parish.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘She sits as a recorder and she is also a part-time chairperson of employment tribunals.’
    • ‘Guests will include local dignitaries, Asian entrepreneurs and chairpersons of other Asian networks and organisations.’
    chairperson, chairman, chairwoman, president, convener, spokesperson, spokesman, spokeswoman, leader, mc, master of ceremonies, mistress of ceremonies
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Pronunciation:

chairperson

/ˈtʃɛːpəːs(ə)n/