| 1. The Executive Management is the highest decision making level in the organization. This group or team is ultimately accountable for the organizational-wide BCM program.
Related Term: Top Management
Note: The degree of success of the BCM program is essentially very dependent on the level of commitment from the Executive Management. This will ensure the appropriate resources and budget will be allocated to provide on-going support to sustain the BCM program.
2. Person or group of people who directs and controls an organization at the highest level.
Notes (1) : Top management has the power to delegate authority and provide resources within the organization
(Source: ISO 22301:2012 – Societal Security – Business Continuity Management Systems - Requirements) - clause 3.53
3. Person or group of people who direct and control an organizationat the highest level.
(Source: AE/HSC/NCEMA 7000:2012)
(Source: British Standard 25999 - BS25999)
5. The highest decision making level in the organization.
(Source: Singapore Standard 540 - SS 540:2008)