The Executive is a PRINCE2 role on the Project Board that represents the overall business interest on the project. The Executive ensures that the project delivers a product, that the product will provide the desired benefits (because it meets a business need), and that the project provides value for money.

Responsibilities of the Executive


The Executive is assigned during the Starting Up a Project process by corporate / programme management.

Role Sharing

  • The role of Executive is assigned to a single individual to ensure that someone is ultimately responsible for the project.
  • Both the Executive and Senior User can be the same person.
  • The Execuive and Project Manager cannot be the same person.
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