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The chief executive of a large organization.
chief, head, principal, senior official, senior manager, senior administratorView synonyms
- ‘The new director general's plans include setting up two new BBC channels to supplement BBC1 and BBC2.’
- ‘It's the Brit Awards tonight - just as the BPI is making its director general redundant.’
- ‘But the outgoing director general says that it would never have come to Scotland if he had not invented a fake deadline.’
- ‘Iraqi directors general head the local government offices overseeing basic services and have been drawn into planning local reconstruction.’
- ‘Clifford, the director general of the National Galleries of Scotland, was central to the successful campaign to secure it for the nation.’
- ‘We have three main structures headed each by a director general.’
- ‘He is also a former director general of the Irish Management Institute.’
- ‘They faxed a letter to a civil servant in the director general's office.’
- ‘The director general said the tax collection rate will decrease, not rise, following the tax restructuring.’
- ‘The Institute of European Affairs last week announced his appointment as its director general.’
- ‘He has written to the director general of the Prison Service demanding an end to the ‘liberal regime’.’
- ‘The chairman of Lloyds and the director general of the CBI agree.’
- ‘The former director general of the BBC tells his side of the Gilligan affair story and talks about his life in television.’
- ‘It does this every few years by appointing a chairman, who in turn chooses a director general.’
- ‘By the end of the week both the director general of the BBC and the chairman of its board of governors had resigned.’
- ‘Ottawa sources say Green issued an edict to the regional directors general at the beginning of the last fiscal year that no deficits would be allowed.’
- ‘I went to a talk at the Royal Society by the incoming director general of the World Trade Organisation.’
- ‘Collins is leaving his position six months early to facilitate an easy transition for the new director general.’
- ‘Governors, directors general and controllers have come and gone.’
- ‘He said that until the fine detail of the director general's plans was known, it was impossible to know what their response would be.’
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