Executive Opportunities

Position TitleOrganizationJob/Reference NumberLocationClosing Date
Chief Executive OfficerSCALE AI
​1805-001T​Montréal, Canada​7/01/2018
Head, Medical and Occupational Health Services Unit​African Development Bank (AfDB)​1803-003BL​Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire​9/17/2018
Chief Executive Office ​Crown Commercial Service​1808-038L​London, Liverpool or Newport​​10/22/2018
Chief Financial Officer, NHS​NHS​P1807-077L​London​10/08/2018
Managing Director, UCLB​University College London ​1809-052L​London​​10/26/2018
Managing Director, Chief Internal AuditorEuropean Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD)
​1810-009L​London, UK​10/30/2018

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

Job Specification Documents:

The African Development Bank (AfDB)
Head, Medical and Occupational Health Services Unit

Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire

The African Development Bank is a multi-lateral development finance institution and the premier pan-African organization fostering economic growth and social progress in Africa. To focus and ensure greater developmental impacts for the Bank’s work, five major areas, all of which will accelerate its delivery for Africa, have been identified: Light up and power Africa; Feed Africa; Industrialize Africa; Integrate Africa; and Improve the quality of life for the people of Africa. The Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Services plays a pivotal role in achieving success for the Bank.

The Vice-Presidency, Human Resources and Corporate Services (HRCS) ensures the delivery of efficient, people- centered, client-oriented, corporate services to ensure overall institutional effectiveness in all aspects of the Bank’s corporate services. The complex leads efforts to digitalize and transform the Bank into a knowledge-driven workforce, promote human resources policies that enhance talent, drive a performance-driven culture, and ensure the competitiveness of the Bank as the employer of choice.

The position of Head of the Medical and Occupational Health Services Unit, reports to the Vice-President HRCS and supports the Complex in the management of Bank’s health services by ensuring proper application of the Bank’s policies, instructions and procedures on matter of staff health and well-being. He/she, will formulate health and welfare policies that are consistent with the best practices in healthcare in the workplace; ensure the administration and provision of quality medical care to the Bank’s staff and their dependents; facilitate a healthy working environment for staff through the provision of best practices in health and well-being.

The successful candidate will bring substantial experience in medical and occupational welfare services and/or HR with managerial context. S/he will have experience in client centric, business partnering multilateral environment and broad knowledge of institutional medical care as well health care programs. S/he will be have the ability to diagnose and resolve problems as well as conceptual, strategic and analytical skills. S/he will bring seniority, energy, and vision.

The African Development Bank has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to assist with this appointment.

To apply, please send a Curriculum Vitae (CV) indicating age and nationality, together with a supporting statement briefly highlighting your experience and skills against the requirements of the role, to responses@russellreynolds.com, including the job role and reference number 1803-003BL in the subject title of your e-mail.

For more information regarding the role please click on the link to the position specification.

The closing date for the receipt of applications will be 17th September 2018.

Closing Date Monday 17 September 2018

Job Specification Documents:

Crown Commercial Service
Chief Executive Office

London, Liverpool or Newport - with frequent travel to various locations. Relocation costs will not be reimbursed.

London | Attractive Package

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) is a Trading Fund and Executive Agency of the Cabinet Office. The organisation plays a vital role helping the wider public sector buy common goods and services to deliver maximum value for the taxpayer.

The CEO of Crown Commercial Service leads the business in supporting over 17,000 customers annually buy £13bn of common goods and services annually, with an aspiration to increase that to £15.2bn in 18/19 and be saving UK taxpayers £2bn by 2020. The wider public sector is the key future market opportunity for growth with an estimated £60-70 billion of spend on common goods and services.

The new CEO will report to John Manzoni, Chief Executive of the Civil Service, and work closely with the Non-Executive Chairman of CCS, and the Board. They will also have a functional line into the Government Chief Commercial Officer. They will lead over 700 engaged and highly-motivated staff who work from four main locations in the UK – London, Liverpool, Newport and Norwich. With operating costs of c.£65m, a new operating model and leadership team now in place, this is an exciting time for CCS. The challenge is to finalise the transformation of this relatively new organisation, to set and influence its future direction including maximising use of digital technology through the newly developed “Crown Marketplace” programme and expanding services across the widest public-sector community.

To be successful, candidates will need to demonstrate capability against the following essential criteria:

  • Proven track record in delivering strong, effective leadership in commercially focused organisations, achieving improvements in efficiency, effectiveness and customer service;
  • An experienced, resilient operational leader, with a track record of managing change and ensuring excellent delivery.
  • Outwardly focused, confident, and persuasive, working effectively in complex environments and instilling confidence with stakeholders including both existing and potentially new customers and suppliers. Proven ability to motivate, build engagement and get the best out of a committed workforce. The individual appointed will need to be an inspirational role model who engages, develops and nurtures staff at all levels to build a confident, delivery focused workforce.
  • Experience of digital and technology ideally applied as a marketplace platform would be desirable
  • Understanding of commercial and procurement practices, from the perspective of both suppliers and buyers would be desirable.

To apply, please follow the instructions outlined in the attached Position Specification and send the required documents to: responses@russellreynolds.com including the job role and reference number 1808-038L in the subject title of your email.

For more information about the role requirements and how to apply, please visit www.rraresponses.com

Closing Date Monday 22 October 2018

Job Specification Documents:

Chief Financial Officer, NHS

London Competitive Package

There can be fewer more important or influential jobs in the UK public sector than that of the CFO of the NHS. This is a newly created role, with responsibilities for financial strategy and performance across the whole of the NHS in England (funding c. £120bn annually). Together with the CEOs of NHS England and NHS Improvement to whom the role reports, this individual will be responsible for ensuring that the NHS receives from Government the necessary funding. In addition, this individual will lead the finance profession across the NHS, a community of some 15,000 people.

The NHS funds the provision of a vast array of services including in GP surgeries, general and specialist hospitals, community and mental health hospitals, via the ambulance service and alongside many charities and social care providers, working closely with local government. There has never been a more complex or interesting time to join the NHS as the organisation embraces new opportunities presented by artificial intelligence and technological transformation, set against the challenges of providing care to an aging population as well as the task of continuing to attract and retain a world leading workforce. The CFO’s decisions will impact all these areas in a role that will almost certainly be incredibly tough and incredibly rewarding.

The successful candidate will have significant experience at board level in a complex organisation as a CFO. They will be a proven leader, and someone who is able to create strategies then support teams to successfully implement them. They will be confident in navigating Whitehall, or have the potential to do so, and will have the agility to adapt to multiple different environments working with a wide variety of stakeholder groups. A high level of resilience will be a must combined with the ability to withstand public scrutiny.

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

Closing Date Noon, Monday 8 October 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.

University College London
Managing Director, UCLB

London, UK

UCLB is UCL’s wholly-owned technology transfer business. It was created 25 years ago to commercialise the flow of technologies from UCL: London’s global university and one of the top ten universities in the world. UCLB is where UCL’s world-class research is translated into commercial ventures that bring real world benefit to the public, and value to the University.

UCLB has seen success with a significant flow of license deals and UCL spin-out companies: it is complemented by two investment funds, the UCL Technology Fund (UCLTF) and the Apollo Fund. It has recently seen three UCL spin-outs receive significant investment following two IPOs. As an integral part of UCL Innovation & Enterprise, the UCLB team will be working collaboratively to grow the flow of innovation opportunities from across the university to create greater impact.

The ideal candidate will possess the following attributes:

  • Proven leadership experience within a commercial environment, at MD level or equivalent;
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills and proven track record of negotiation skills, supporting UCLB interactions with its full breadth of UCL, UCL partners and commercial stakeholders
  • Experience of commercialising and licensing biotech and/or high-tech innovations and understanding the management of intellectual property;
  • Strong leadership skills coupled with the ability to lead within a matrix environment.

To apply, please send a Curriculum Vitae (CV) together with a supporting statement briefly highlighting your experience and skills against the requirements of the role, to Portia.Dore@russellreynolds.com, including the job role and code 1809-052L in the subject title. For more information about the role, please click on the link below.

The closing date for applications is noon, Friday 26th October 2018.

UCL Innovation & Enterprise provides assurance that selection for appointment to UCLB is on merit on the basis of fair and open competition.

Closing Date Friday 26 October 2018

Job Specification Documents:

European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD)
Managing Director, Chief Internal Auditor

London, UK

The Chief Internal Auditor leads and manages the EBRD's Internal Audit Department (IAD) which provides independent assurance that the Bank's risk management, governance and internal control processes are operating effectively and in line with best practice. 

Accountabilities and Responsibilities:

  • Accountable for the leadership and management of the Bank's internal audit remit.
  • Creates and submits to the President and the Audit Committee an ongoing internal audit plan of activities and budget and resource requirements for the next fiscal year for review and approval.
  • Develops and leads the Bank's internal audit strategy and framework, including the development and review of policies and processes. 
  • Oversees the preparation and submission of reports to the President and the Audit Committee following the conclusion of each internal audit, ensuring the reports enhance the effectiveness of the Bank's governance, risk management and internal control systems and processes.
  • Actively engages and consults with audited Departments/Teams to provide feedback and facilitate the development of improvement solutions to address audit findings.
  • Ensures the semi-annual report is issued to the President and the Audit Committee on the implementation status of all outstanding audit points and these follow up reports are presented.
  • Promptly brings to the attention of the President any issue on which the Chief Internal Auditor judges that lack of immediate action could pose serious financial or reputational risks for the Bank, and immediately informs the Chair of the Audit Committee of the issue and the President's decision.
  • Reports on all high risk audit findings.
  • Maintains a quality assurance and improvement programme that covers all aspects of the IAD activity.
  • Ensures that IAD remains free from interference by any element within or outside the Bank, including matters of audit selection, scope, procedures, frequency, timing, or report content.
  • Leads by example, developing open and constructive working relationships with stakeholders across the Bank and ensures the Departmental staff have the required technical skills and knowledge, leadership skills and commitment to continuous improvement.
  • Cooperates internationally with the chief audit executives of other international financial institutions.
  • Directly accountable for the engagement and effective overall management of staff including recruitment, compensation, performance management, coaching and development.
  • Works with the Bank's external auditors.
  • Champions and role models the Bank's Behavioural Competencies and Corporate Behaviours, ensuring adherence within the team(s) so that the highest standards of integrity and ethical conduct are exhibited at all times.

Knowledge, Skills, Experience and Qualifications

  • Degree or post graduate degree or equivalent experience.
  • Relevant professional qualification such as CIA/PIA, ACA, ACCA, CPA, CISA.
  • Operated at senior management level in an internal audit environment of a commercial bank, international financial institution, government entity or within an accounting firm with experience in auditing banks. Strong technical knowledge of the internal audit process in a banking environment.
  • Proven extensive experience leading a high-profile function, including demonstrating the gravitas and confidence to challenge and influence effectively on assurance matters to the most senior levels of the institution.
  • Demonstrated experience of engaging with managing senior stakeholder relationships.
  • Skilled at balancing diplomacy with assertiveness in leading the audit process, including working with management teams in crafting their responses.
  • Strong team management skills and commitment to ongoing development of self and team
  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to:
  • address difficult, complex or contentious issues in a straightforward manner,
  • communicate in writing and verbally in a clear, succinct and professional manner
  • to present on completed assignments with confidence and adapt the message/s to ensure full understanding from target audience.
  • Coaching and facilitation skills demonstrated in the context of developing institutional solutions
  • Personal integrity and a commitment to highest ethical standards.
  • Commitment to Internal Audit best practice and continuous improvement
  • Commitment to the mandate and multi-cultural environment of the Bank.

How to Apply

To apply, please send a full CV together with a supporting statement, briefly highlighting your experience and skills against the requirements of the role, and a completed Diversity Monitoring Form to responses@russellreynolds.com.

Please include the role title and the reference number 1810-009L in the subject of your email. All applications will be acknowledged. The closing date for applications will be 30th October 2018.

Closing Date 30th October 2018

Job Specification Documents:


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