How to become a Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

This highest-ranking executive is responsible for overseeing the strategy, resources and operations of an organisation.

What does a CEO do?

Duties and tasks

  • Allocate financial resources and authorise human resource requirements to effectively implement policies and programs.
  • Compile and present reports, budgets and projection plans to organisations governing boards and stakeholders.
  • Determine senior staff and review programs, reports and recommendations made by management team.
  • Officially represent the organisation in negotiations, public hearings, conferences, etc.
  • Oversee monitoring and evaluation of organisation enactment with objectives.
  • Research relevant legislation and regulations pertaining to organisations activities and ensure practices are within legal limits.
  • Set forth objectives, policies and strategies and direct overall operations of organisations.
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