A true leader harnesses the abilities of others and inspires them to be their best working selves. This contrasts with the legacy management style of issuing instruction, an approach that erodes commitment, especially with those who seek deeper engagement and feel a need to offer ideas and be heard.
Major capital expenditure programmes rarely go to plan, some become so far out of tolerance that they attract unwelcome attention. Implementing major change is difficult. Your company Exec has NEDs to provide expertise, oversight and challenge, and this benefit should be extended to your programmes.