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Synonyms of 'director'

(noun) 
Definition
a member of the governing board of a business, trust, etc.
He is the director of the unit.
Synonyms
controller
,
head
heads of government from more than 100 countries
,
leader
the leader of the Conservative Party
,
manager
a retired bank manager
,
chief
The new leader is the deputy chief of the territory's defence force.
,
executive
a senior bank executive
,
chairperson
,
boss (informal)
He cannot stand his boss.
,
producer
a freelance film producer
,
governor
the governor of the province in the late 1970s
,
principal
the principal of the company
,
administrator
He worked for 34 years as an administrator with the company.
,
supervisor
a full-time job as a supervisor at a factory
,
organizer
the organizers of the event
,
helmer
,
sherang (Australian, New Zealand)
I am in touch with the head sherang at both sites

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Additional synonyms

in the sense of administrator
Definition
a person who administers an organization or estate
He worked for 34 years as an administrator with the company.
Synonyms
boss (informal),
controller,
gaffer (informal, British),
mandarin,
baas (South Africa, offensive)
in the sense of baas
Definition
a boss
The word `baas' is now regarded as an expression of servility.
Synonyms
bo (informal),
overlord,
in the sense of boss
Definition
a person in charge of or employing others
He cannot stand his boss.
Synonyms
governor (informal),
gaffer (informal, British),
kingpin,
big cheese (old-fashioned, slang),
baas (South Africa, offensive),
numero uno (informal),
Mister Big (slang, US),
sherang (Australian, New Zealand)

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