Steve Jobs is too ill to run Apple, so why is he standing for re-election to the board of Disney? Jobs became Disney's largest shareholder in 2006, when the company bought Pixar, but many are concerned about his decision to try to remain on the company's board. "A directorship is not an honorary position," said a professor of corporate governance. "If he's said he can't run Apple, how on earth can he [stand for the Disney board again]?" Jobs does not have any special responsibilities or serve on any committees at Disney, but is a close advisor to CEO Bob Iger.