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  • Not having an executive function: a non-executive chairman
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    • Sir Richard would remain as non-executive chairman.
    • Instead, Walsh says he will continue to act as a key strategist in the company in his new role as non-executive chairman.
    • Gordon Stuart, founder of software group Spektra, is non-executive chairman.


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  • A person without executive responsibilities: when they stepped down as executives they remained on the board as non-executives
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    • He will be chairman and chief executive, and has promised to bring non-executives on board over the course of the first year as a public company.
    • The solution is surely to grant differential share option packages: long-term ones for the non-executives, shorter-term ones for executives.
    • But industry sources claimed there was conflict between chief executive Mr Budge and other directors and non-executives about investment plans.

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