Executive Opportunities

Position TitleOrganizationJob/Reference NumberLocationClosing Date
Chief Executive OfficerSCALE AI
​1805-001T​Montréal, Canada​7/01/2018
Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care Care Quality Commission​P1810-077L​Flexible Location | Attractive Package​11/9/2018
Chief Executive Officer​The Crown Estate​P1807-084L​London, UK​12/17/2018
National Statistician and Chief Executive​UK Statistics Authority​P1808-025L​London, UK​01/14/2019
Chair and Vice-Chair​The Global Fund​1810-043L​Not Applicable​01/8/2019
Chief Digital Information Officer​Department for Work and Pensions​1811-068L​London, UK​01/14/2019

Chief Executive Officer

Montréal, Canada

SCALE AI is Canada’s artificial intelligence (AI) supercluster, dedicated to building the next-generation intelligent supply chain. It is a business-led and not-for-profit consortium that will drive economic growth, bolster Canada's leadership in the global supply chain innovation race, create highly skilled jobs,Scale and accelerate the adoption of new AI as well as IoT / robotics / blockchain technologies. To date, Scale AI has 120 partners, including 80 industrial firms, a network of 12 academic institutions coast-to-coast, and 28 enabling organizations.

Based in Montréal, SCALE AI’s inaugural Chief Executive Officer will be responsible for providing leadership and direction to SCALE AI’s activities to deliver on its mission and vision. Reporting to the Board of Directors, s/he will manage SCALE AI’s resources in an efficient and responsible manner, thereby protecting the organization and ensuring its long-term vitality. As the ambassador for SCALE AI’s vision, mission, values, and strategic imperatives, the CEO will represent SCALE AI globally.

The successful candidate will be a dynamic, pragmatic, and inspirational leader who can set ambitious goals and strategy. S/he will readily roll up his/her sleeves, develop operational plans, and motivate others to exceed expectations. Charismatic and results-oriented, s/he will bring a track record of accomplishment in leading supply chain enabled organizations through strategic growth and technological change, ideally with exposure to AI technologies.

SCALE AI is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Please email a cover letter, résumé and any other related materials to scaleai@russellreynolds.com. The closing date for applications is July 1, 2018.

Closing Date 1st July 2018

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Care Quality Commission
Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care

Flexible Location | Attractive Package

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of health and adult social care in England, making sure its health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, and high-quality care, as well as continually encouraging services to improve. The work the CQC does really matters and it has built a strong reputation as a credible regulator of health and social care providers.

Over the past five years, the CQC has radically transformed the way that it works, resulting in greater confidence in the organisation and its findings. However, the organisation is not standing still and its ambition for the next few years is a more targeted, responsive and collaborative approach to regulation so that more people receive high quality care.

The appointment of a new Chief Inspector for Adult Social Care will be critical to this ambition. The Chief Inspector will be responsible for the effective regulation of Adult Social Care in England; setting and enforcing national standards of care and securing the trust of the public in the activities, judgements and effectiveness of the CQC. As a senior leader in the organisation and member of the CQC Board, the Chief Inspector will also contribute to the CQC’s overall strategy, direction and the effective running of the organisation to ensure the CQC’s model meets the needs of a rapidly changing health and social care system.

This is a demanding, high-profile, public-facing, and politically sensitive role. A gifted communicator and natural leader, you will provide leadership to the CQC’s biggest directorate, with a dispersed workforce of c.1000 colleagues. You will inspire and drive cultural change within the CQC as well as across the sector for the benefit of people who use services. You will also work collaboratively with internal and external partners and above all, be committed to providing world-class regulation and positively promoting the CQC’s purpose.

This is an exciting time to join the CQC; the organisation is clear on its future strategy for 2021 and is looking to build on the strong reputation that it has developed. If this sounds exciting to you, we would like to hear from you.

For more information about the role and how to apply please click on the links with this advertisement.

The closing date for applications is the 18th November 2018

Closing Date Monday, 18 November 2018

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The Crown Estate

London, UK

The Crown Estate is a £14bn UK real estate business with a portfolio unlike any other. It includes some of central London’s best places to work, shop and visit as well as brilliant destinations across the country (including retail assets and Windsor Great Park). We also have a substantial rural and coastal portfolio, and play an active role in the UK’s world-leading offshore wind sector. We actively manage our portfolio to deliver strong returns for the nation’s finances, contributing over £2.7bn in the last 10 years. We take a long term view, working alongside our customers, partners and communities to create great experiences. We call this creating brilliant places through conscious commercialism.

The Crown Estate is seeking a new Chief Executive who will lead the continuing transformation of our business. We are moving from a “bricks and mortar” model to one that delivers services and experiences to build deep relationships with customers and community, delivering value for all our stakeholders, and seizing the opportunities that demographic, social and technology trends create.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Experience leading a multi-site, asset-backed business. Notably bringing deep insight of what is needed to understand and deliver customer value, particularly in the context of the impacts of technology and the pace of social change
  • Ability to develop a long term strategic vision, innovate and create new revenue models
  • Experience of leading an organisation that has innovation, customer-focus and transformation at the core of its plans
  • Exceptional leadership style and experience
  • Strong personal values, integrity and enthusiasm for public service; committed to leading an organisation with a strong sense of purpose
  • Ability to balance business strategy with financial performance and other targets
  • Ability to build relationships at the highest levels across a range of stakeholders

For further information about The Crown Estate please visit www.thecrownestate.co.uk

The Board of The Crown Estate embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity; we welcome qualified applicants from all backgrounds.

Russell Reynolds Associates has been appointed to support this appointment for The Crown Estate. For further information about this role, including how to apply, please click on the link to the Candidate Information Pack.

Closing Date 17 December 2018

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Please note: Forms are best accessed on a browser other than Internet Explorer. A copy of the Monitoring Forms can also found at the back of the Position Specification.

UK Statistics Authority
National Statistician and Chief Executive

London | Competitive Package

The National Statistician is one of the nation’s pre-eminent experts and advocates for the use of evidence in public life. This individual occupies a high-profile position in providing the evidence to support public policy decisions. This is done through leading the UK’s official statistics system, and through coordinating those in the Analytical Function across Government. The UK’s National Statistician is the Chief Executive of the UK Statistics Authority, an arm’s length Government body, responsible for leading the Office for National Statistics and the Government Statistical Service, as Permanent Secretary, and is the UK’s formal lead and representative on all related matters globally.

The data revolution has created previously unimaginable sources of information for the public good, and the UK Statistics Authority continues to identify new methods and sources of data to respond help people, government and businesses to make decisions. The UK Statistics Authority Board now seeks a National Statistician to build on the momentum and progress made in recent years, to provide richer insights about the UK’s changing economy and society, and to continue the transformation of the bodies responsible. This individual will set the direction for the organisation and help shape its future role. will engage with and develop the team’s capability, managing performance effectively, and ensuring that the whole organisation functions as efficiently as possible. S/he will be a role model for the Civil Service values of honesty, integrity, impartiality and objectivity.

The successful candidate will have significant leadership experience at board level in a complex organisation or relevant profession. S/he will possess excellent policy and analytical skills at the strategic level, coupled with a strong intellect, plus a track record and established profile as an authority and leader in the field of evidence and analysis, and a good understanding of the changing digital environment. Candidates need not be professional statisticians, but should be capable of grasping and communicating complex statistical issues. This individual will be able to create strategies, and then support teams in their successful implementation. The stature and experience to play an active role as a member of the Senior Leadership Group of Civil Servants will be important. Confidence in navigating Whitehall together with the agility to adapt to multiple different environments working with a wide variety of stakeholder groups, will be crucial. A high level of resilience will be combined with the ability to respond effectively to public and parliamentary scrutiny.

For more information about the role and how to apply please click on the links with this advertisement.

Closing Date Noon, Monday 14 January 2019

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The Global Fund
Chair and Vice-Chair

Not Applicable

The Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (the Global Fund) intends to appoint a new Chair and Vice-Chair in 2019 for a two-year term. The Board Chair and Vice-Chair will lead the Board in determining the Global Fund’s strategy and policies, and act as ambassadors for the Global Fund’s mission.

The Global Fund is a 21st-century partnership organization designed to accelerate the end of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as epidemics. Founded in 2002, the Global Fund is a partnership between governments, civil society, the private sector and people affected by the diseases. The Global Fund raises and invests over US$4 billion a year to support programs run by local experts in more than 100 countries. Programs in countries supported by the Global Fund have saved more than 27 million lives.

The Global Fund’s strategy is aligned fully with partner plans and the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The strategy aims to support countries in implementing ambitious efforts to end the epidemics, build sustainable and resilient health systems, and protect and promote human rights and gender equality. The strategy includes efforts to mobilize resources from traditional as well as new sources and via innovative financing strategies, to support increased domestic investment for health, and to ensure successful transition from Global Fund support.

The Global Fund actively seeks talented leaders from all over the world. As leaders of the Board, the Chair and Vice-Chair will be responsible for guiding the deliberations of a Board comprising an extraordinarily diverse mix of stakeholders and partners. They will need to be accomplished leaders with an acute and keen understanding of the governance complexities of multi-stakeholder organisations. Between them, they should bring experience which is global in character and spans the public, private, and civil society sectors.

The Global Fund has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to assist with these appointments. For further information on the positions and additional details on qualifications, requirements and terms and conditions, please click on the job specification link below.

To apply, please send a full CV together with a supporting statement, briefly highlighting your experience and skills against the requirements of the role, to responses@russellreynolds.com. Please include the role title and the reference number 1810-043L in the subject of your email. All applications will be acknowledged.

The closing date for applications to RRA is 8 January 2019. The process then requires all nominations to be supported by a voting Board constituency by 31 January 2019.

All appropriately qualified people regardless of their nationality, ethnicity, sex, marital status, civil partnership status, disability, age, religion, political belief, sexual orientation, health status or trans-gender status, and individuals who are living with HIV are encouraged to apply. The Global Fund Board is highly committed to diversity

Closing Date Tuesday 8 January 2019

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Department for Work and Pensions
Chief Digital Information Officer

London, United Kingdom

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) provides services and support to over 22 million people and is responsible for over 730 million benefit payments each year totalling nearly £180 billion.

At the same time, it is engaged in delivering a once in a generation programme of welfare reform to:

  • Tackle poverty and welfare dependency through a simplified welfare system that encourages people to find work, rewards responsible behaviour and protects the most vulnerable;
  • Promote high levels of employment by helping people who are out of work, including people in disadvantaged groups move into work;
  • Help people meet the challenges of an ageing society and maintain standards of living in retirement;
  • Provide opportunity, choice and independence to help disabled people to take an equal role in society.

DWP Digital was created in 2017, bringing together digital, data and technology expertise across the department. Everything we do in DWP Digital (known as ‘Digital Group’ internally) is driven by user needs – whether these are the needs of our 22 million customers or our 84,000 colleagues. Our products enable delivery of support that helps millions of people, such as Universal Credit, Personal Independence Payment and New State Pension. Internally, we’re modernising one of Europe’s biggest IT estates across 800 locations and creating a ‘digital workplace’ to help colleagues connect and collaborate. We pioneer innovative use of data to drive business intelligence and automation and share 10 million data records every day across government and with other partners. Our security team plays a vital role in protecting DWP’s customers, colleagues, data and systems from daily cyber-attacks.

We are currently looking to recruit a new Director General, Chief Digital Information Officer (CDIO). This role is critical to our transformation as a department servicing some 22 million citizens each year. The role aims to drive transformation by driving digitalisation of the business by using the potential of modern online technologies and data.

You will report to Peter Schofield the DWP Permanent Secretary. You will be responsible for 12 direct reports and role model leadership for 2,600 colleagues in Digital Group, with an annual budget of £1.2 billion.

This role is complex and challenging. To be successful in this role you will need to be an exceptional, innovative technologist and leader who has the ability to connect with people at all levels. Your proven strategic and technical capabilities, combined with significant experience of working at the highest level in a large multi divisional private or public sector organisations, will form a solid foundation to build on within this digital innovation role.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • Outstanding leadership with a proven track record in setting a clear vision and role modeling an inclusive, collaborative culture which focuses on building current and future capability, and where high performing teams thrive.
  • A proven track record of building and managing complex senior stakeholder relationships, channeling differing or conflicting views, to ensure that both the digital and broader business directorates are bought into the digitalisation strategy and are therefore moving in the same direction.
  • You will have extensive experience leading, developing and implementing digital strategies to scale in complex private or public organisations. You will be able to combine your understanding of the customer with an understanding of how digital technology will reimagine customer experiences.
  • You will have the ability to grasp complex business processes and provide insight on how they might be enabled through digitalization. Crucially to achieve the spending review commitments, you will have a history of aligning business strategies with financial challenges
  • Your ability to establish meaningful business case and performance metrics by which digital effectiveness and value is, or could be, achieved will be coupled with your flair to engage, communicate and influence to demystify digitalisation and further embed it within the organisation. Whilst not essential, it is preferable that you will be able to demonstrate;
  • Strong analytical skills, with the ability to quickly distil large amounts of information from a variety of sources into sound recommendations and communicate complex issues clearly.

For more information about the role and how to apply please click on the links with this advertisement.

Closing Date Monday 14 January 2018

Job Specification Documents:

Please note: Forms are best accessed on a browser other than Internet Explorer. A copy of the Monitoring Forms can also found at the back of the Position Specification.


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