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Organisational leadership

Organisational leadership roles plan, direct, control, coordinate and have a significant leadership role within an organisation.

Job function Job role Job role code Description
*ANZSCO description
Board Member Chair 200102 A board chair occupies the highest office of an organised group such as a board, committee or a deliberative assembly.   They support the work of an organisation by providing mission-based leadership and strategic governance with day-to-day operations led by the organisation's Executive.
Member 200101 A board member supports the work of an organisation by providing mission-based leadership and strategic governance with day-to-day operations led by the organisation’s Executive.
Chief Executive/Statutory Office Holder CEO, Secretary or Managing Director 200201 CEO, Secretary or Managing Directors determine, formulate and review the general policy program and the overall direction of an organisation within the framework established by a board of directors or similar governing body.*
Statutory Office Holder 200202 Statutory office holders hold a position to which duties and functions are specifically assigned in legislation (as opposed to people who carry out the duties and functions assigned to a body established in legislation).
Management and Planning Generalist Manager 200304 Generalist Managers plan, organise, direct, control and review the day-to-day operations and major functions through subordinate managers and executives.*
Hostel Manager 200316 Hostel managers supervise and coordinate the activities of hostels including resident issue management, facility upkeep and maintenance, safety considerations, financial management and general overall hostel performance.
Parks Manager 200306 Parks management professionals oversee maintenance and operations of public parks, supervising staff who may include park rangers, landscapers, ecologists, arborists and similar employees.
Station Manager 200307 Station managers are the principal administrators of a location where a service is based. They undertake overall management of the station, including human resources, purchasing, accounting, scheduling, budgeting, content and compliance.
Strategic Leadership Chief Engineer 200408 A Chief Engineer is a Senior Engineer. Their role involves planning, constructing and maintenance of projects from start to finish.  They are usually in a leadership role and assign other engineers tasks.
Chief Finance Officer 200403 Chief Financial officers are responsible for organisational financial planning, management, compliance, risk and advice. They also monitor and maintain financial allocations and budgets and provide strategic advice to senior executives.
Chief Human Capital Officer 200406 Chief human capital officers lead human capital thinking and knowledge development within the organisation, providing resources for dealing with human capital issues. They lead the practical application of human capital methods to enhance organisational performance.
Chief Information Officer 200402 Chief Information Officers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the ICT strategies, plans and operations of an organisation to ensure the ICT infrastructure supports the organisation's overall operations and priorities.*
Chief Intelligence Officer 200409 A Chief Intelligence Officer manages other intelligence officers who collect and analyse information. They use a combination of digital and personal information to get an overall view. They ascertain the accuracy of the data and how reliable it is.
Chief Medical Officer 200401 Chief medical officers provide strategic and policy advice and coordination in relation to a wide range of clinical and related matters, including medical workforce and clinical issues, research and research ethics, and emergency preparedness.
Chief Operating Officer 200404 Chief operating officers oversee ongoing business operations within the organisation. This role is typically second in command of the organisation (under a Chief Executive Officer) and responsible for ensuring the efficiency of business operations.
Chief Scientist 200407 Chief Scientists provide high-level independent advice to senior executives and government on matters relating to science, technology and innovation.
General Counsel 200405 General Counsels lead corporate, strategic and tactical legal initiatives. They provide senior management with effective advice on company strategies and their implementation, manage the legal function, and obtain and oversee the work of outside counsel.
Head of Mission 200410 Heads of the mission lead a diplomatic representation, such as an ambassador or high commissioner.
Last reviewed: 
20 March 2019