Definitions for "Non-Executive Director"
Part-time directors who share all the legal responsibilities of their executive colleagues on the Board of a company. The general view is that they can operate as an independent director able to take a long-term view of a company and protect the interests of shareholders. An investor will often appoint a non-executive to a board as one way of monitoring its investment (see paragraph 16, Section IV above).
A director who does not have a particular function to perform within the company's management. The usual involvement is to attend board meetings only.
a director who is not involved in the day to day operations of the business