'Chief of Staff' refers to a trusted advisor, an experienced leader in their own right who provides invaluable support and a different, often wider perspective, to the individual or management board they report to.


Non-Executive Director roles on Boards are ‘hands-on’ positions, without executive support structures, as the ‘chief of staff’ role supporting them is also expected to be. 


Whilst more commonly in use in Government, NGO and political circles, if the term ‘chief of staff’ is also used within your company as a corporate role then we would be pleased to offer alternative naming options to avoid inadvertently causing any confusion.