Executive Opportunities

Position TitleOrganizationJob/Reference NumberLocationClosing Date
Executive DirectorInstitute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp1803-006BLAntwerp, Belgium6/06/2018
Chief Operating OfficerCreative Industries FederationP1804-091LLondon7/13/2018
Chief Technology Officer​Ofcom​1805-050LUK​6/29/2018
Chief Executive OfficerSCALE AI​1805-001T​Montréal, Canada​7/01/2018
Chair​The Royal Mint​1806-025L​Cardiff, South Wales ​7/13/2018
Managing Director, Finance and Operations​Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance​​1804-055L​Geneva, Switzerland​8/03/2018

Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp
Executive Director

Antwerp, Belgium

The Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium (ITM – www.itg.be) is one of the world's leading institutes for advanced research, post-graduate training and expert assistance in tropical medicine and public health. Under the motto "Excellence and Relevance", ITM works with scientific institutions, governments and organisations worldwide towards scientific progress and better health in low- and middle-income countries. ITM also houses a specialised outpatient clinic and the full scope of administrative and logistical support services. It has annual revenues of € 60 million aJunend employs over 400 staff. ITM is an autonomous academic institute with an interuniversity character which draws its core funding from the Flemish Ministries of Education and Science, program funding from the Belgian Federal Ministries of Development Cooperation, Public Health and Science Policy, and project funding from a range of national and international science and development agencies.

ITM’s Board of Governors seeks to appoint a new Executive Director. In addition to implementing the resolutions adopted by the Board of Governors, the Executive Director is responsible for the day-to-day administration and management of ITM. The Executive Director is assisted by a management committee, which s/he chairs, and which includes the three Heads of Department (Biomedical Sciences, Clinical Sciences, Public Health) and the General Manager. The Executive Director will be responsible for (i) the strategy and long term policy plan - e.g. by preparing the strategy for Board approval and translating it into an institutional policy plan; (ii) the management and governance - e.g. by taking responsibility of overall management of the research, education and health activities as well as its supporting financial and administrative functions; and (iii) external relations – e.g. by building effective relationships at the highest levels with all stakeholders (including national and international governments, public authorities, health organisations, NGOs, academic institutions, and the healthcare industry).

A successful candidate will have a relevant scientific PhD degree with solid academic curriculum in fields such as biomedical sciences, clinical sciences or public health. S/he will be a world recognised leader in the field of tropical medicine with at least 10-year experience as academic, M.D. or scientist, or with at least 10-year experience in a leading position within an international (preferably in tropical countries) multidisciplinary, science-driven organisation, institution or corporation. S/he will have solid management and/or partnership experience with/in international organisations with a focus on healthcare/public health; strong business acumen, strategically as well as operationally; and international experience in/with prominent universities or research centres. S/he will have confirmed proficiency in English. Fluency in Dutch and French is preferred.

Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to assist with this appointment.

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 including the reference number 1803-006BL and the job role in the subject title. All applications will be acknowledged.

The closing date for applications is June 6th 2018.

Closing Date Wednesday 6 June 2018

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Creative Industries Federation
Chief Operating Officer


The Creative Industries Federation is the national organisation for the UK’s creative industries, the fastest growing sector of the UK economy. The Federation puts the sector at the heart of political, economic, and social decision-making. They work with their members in all cities, regions, and nations to strengthen the voice of the UK's creative industries, advocate sector priorities, convene their network with thought leaders, politicians, and practitioners, and deliver practical services to support the creative community.

The position of Chief Operating Officer (COO) will be pivotal to the growth and development of the Creative Industries Federation. The COO will report directly to the CEO, working closely with the rest of the senior management team as well as the Chair and Board of Directors. The COO will have particular responsibility for developing the company’s business strategy and for much of the day-to-day management of the organisation. Alongside the CEO and Commercial Director, the COO will play an important role in drawing in new members and ensuring that the overall revenue base continues to grow.

Candidates must have strong management and strategic capabilities, with a track record of execution. A passion for and understanding of the creative industries is critical, with a depth of relationships in the sector an asset. Candidates must be able to work comfortably at a senior level with the Federation’s wide and varied membership base.

This is an outstanding opportunity to work at a senior level within a high-profile, busy and growing organisation. The successful candidate will be joining the Federation at an exciting point of its development, as it seeks to build on its strong membership base and success and play an increasingly crucial role across the creative industries in the UK.

The Creative Industries Federation has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to assist with this appointment.

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 including the reference number P1804-091L​ and the job role in the subject title. All applications will be acknowledged.

The closing date for applications is 13th July 2018.

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Chief Technology Officer


Ofcom is the independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industries. Ofcom regulates the TV, radio, fixed-line telecoms, mobile telecoms and postal sectors, plus the radio spectrum over which wireless devices operate. Since April 2017 it has also been the regulator of the BBC. The sectors it regulates have seen and continue to see rapid change. This is in the form of the deployment of faster broadband networks or the uptake of new TV services and devices which are rapidly becoming common for many consumers. This serves to make Ofcom a stimulating place to work for those looking for an intellectually engaging environment.

Reporting to the Chief Executive this is a new role which will have overall responsibility for ensuring that Ofcom remains at the forefront of understanding the implications of technology developments across the telecoms and media sectors. The role will lead our central technology team as well as acting as head of profession for our broader community of technologists who perform a range of roles in teams across the organisation. This position will provide an important challenge function helping to consider the important and varied technology related issues which are major part of Ofcom’s policy work.

Ofcom has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to assist with this appointment. For further information about the position and additional details, including how to apply, please follow the link to the position specification below.

The closing date for applications is Friday 29th June 2018.

Job Specification Documents:

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 Royal Mint

Based near Cardiff, South Wales | £47,000 per annum c. five days per month

The Royal Mint is a unique organisation with a 1,000 year history. Wholly owned by the Government, and answerable to HM Treasury, The Royal Mint had a turnover of £506m and EBITDA of £22m during the year ended 31 March 2017 and will shortly publish its results to March 2018. The Royal Mint has a turnover of £416m, EBITDA of £5.6m and employs over 600 people. As well as being a market leader in the design, manufacture and sale of high quality circulating and commemorative coins, The Royal Mint operates in a number of related sectors, including consumer products and bullion – offering bullion coins, bars and real-time bullion trading. These other business areas are increasingly important revenue contributors, given the challenges presented to core operations by the rise of cashless payments.

HM Treasury is now seeking a Chair to lead this ambitious, diverse and multi-faceted business at a time of significant strategic change and reinvention. The appointment will be made by HM Treasury Ministers. Key requirements for this role include:

  • Challenge, motivate and provide direction to the organisation to help develop its culture of continuous improvement and to deliver shareholder value.
  • Lead the Board to determine and implement its strategy to achieve long term strategic growth within a framework of prudent and effective controls that enables risk to be managed.
  • Provide advice and support to the Chief Executive to help drive business performance and deliver the strategy through the achievement of business plans.
  • Maintain the values and standards of the organisation, ensuring obligations to its shareholder and stakeholders are understood and met.
  • Build and maintain effective relationships with the shareholder and other major stakeholders as required.
  • Monitor objectively management performance and attainment of objectives against targets.

The Person

The successful candidate will require the personal credibility, independence of thought, and experience to lead the Board of a major, high profile, national organisation. S/he will have a proven ability to collaborate and communicate across a wide range of stakeholders, including working with Ministers and senior officials. An understanding of how to provide leadership to an organisation committed to the highest standards of probity, inclusion and diversity, as well as offer excellent support and advice to its Chief Executive, will be imperative. Essential criteria for this role include:

  • At least three years’ experience as a non-executive director, preferably with some Chair experience at least at Board committee level.
  • Senior executive experience – this could be from a wide range of sectors, given that The Royal Mint has operational, manufacturing, commercial and security interests.
  • Strong commercial acumen and demonstrable entrepreneurship with a proven track record of leading organisational development in the face of change.
  • An appreciation of the unique status of The Royal Mint as a wholly publicly owned institution, reporting to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with an understanding of the balance of operating on the public/private interface.
  • A willingness to travel, in particular to the headquarters in South Wales, where The Royal Mint is a major employer.

Russell Reynolds Associates has been appointed to support this recruitment. For further information about this role please follow the link www.rraresponses.com

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

The closing date for applications is Noon, Friday 13 July 2018

Closing Date Noon, Friday 13 July 2018

Job Specification Documents:

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance
Managing Director, Finance and Operations

Geneva, Switzerland

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance is a public-private partnership committed to saving children's lives and protecting people's health by increasing equitable use of vaccines in lower-income countries. The Vaccine Alliance brings together developing country and donor governments, the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the World Bank, the vaccine industry, technical agencies, civil society, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and other private sector partners. Since 2000, Gavi has contributed to the immunisation of nearly 640 million children and the prevention of more than 9 million future deaths.

Gavi is seeking to appoint a new Managing Director, Finance and Operations (MD) who will be a prominent member of the senior management team and play a strategic role in the organisation. The MD will oversee the work of a team in the Finance and Operations department and ensure that Gavi’s systems for financial management and oversight are best in class.

The MD will also be an effective communicator with non-financial colleagues and a trusted source of advice to the CEO, the Deputy CEO and to Gavi’s Board. The Finance and Operations department comprises Finance, Operations, Investments and Programme Capacity Assessment teams and contributes to advancing the Gavi mission by providing an environment and services that enable the organisation to operate in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

Candidates for the role will be accomplished leaders of the finance function and accustomed to operating at the most senior levels in complex international organisations. They will bring an appreciation of Gavi’s public private partnerships model and, whether from a global development or commercial background, will display the resilience and leadership to thrive in a multi-stakeholder environment. While scale and global reach will be important qualifications, Gavi will place a particular premium on knowledge of technology-driven audit and finance solutions.

Gavi is committed to diversity within its workforce and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. Gavi has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to assist with this appointment.

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 including the reference number 1804-055L and the job role in the subject title.

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

The closing date for applications is 3 August 2018.

Closing Date Friday 3 August 2018

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