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Position TitleOrganizationJob/Reference NumberLocationClosing Date
Non-Executive Director(s)​HS2 Ltd​1706-044L​Birmingham​​​​09/26/2017
Principal European Economist​Visa, Inc​1707-050L​​​London​09/08/2017
Chief Executive​NHS Improvement​P1707-042L​Central London​09/18/2017

HS2 Ltd
Non-Executive Director(s)

Birmingham (London to mid 2018)

HS2 Ltd is responsible for developing and promoting the UK’s new high-speed rail network, which will be delivered in two phases; Phase 1 between London and the West Midlands and Phase 2 connecting the West Midlands, Crewe, Manchester and Leeds. HS2 is a once- in-a-generation project to build a new railway that will transform travel in Britain and reshape the economic geography of the nation. It will help consolidate Britain's position as a leading, forward-looking economy and act as an engine for growth.

HS2 Ltd is at a pivotal point in its development, transitioning from an advisory and project planning organisation to becoming the delivery body that will build and ultimately operate the railway. The Secretary of State for Transport is seeking to appoint two new Non-Executive board members to the HS2 Ltd Board, with specific experience of delivering very large infrastructure projects and/or property development and regeneration, with the aim of increasing the level of commercial expertise, challenge and Board knowledge of very large project delivery. Alongside these areas of expertise, these individuals will ensure the highest standards of corporate governance are observed and propriety maintained in line with best practice and statutory requirements, and contribute to developing and improving relationships between stakeholders and partner organisations.

Candidates for these challenging roles will possess instantly recognisable commercial experience of leading the delivery of very large scale infrastructure projects including, but not exclusively, in Transport and Energy and/or substantial operational experience gained in property development and regeneration. Commercial skills are sought for example, in the application of commercial strategies to major projects, along with the ability to contribute to, and constructively challenge the programme, ensuring the Department for Transport and HM Treasury continue to have confidence in HS2 Ltd’s ability to deliver to time, cost and quality.

Russell Reynolds Associates has been appointed to support this appointment for DfT. For further information about this role please follow the link to the information pack, or call +44 (0) 20 7830 8052 for further assistance.

The closing date for applications is noon, Tuesday 26 September 2017

Note: When applying for the role it is mandatory to complete a diversity form provided in the application pack. Applications received without the completed diversity form will not be accepted.

Closing Date Tuesday 26 September 2017

Job Specification Documents:

Principal European Economist

London, UK

Visa Inc, the world’s leading global payments technology company, seeks to appoint a Principal European Economist. Reporting to the Global Chief Economist, s/he will lead the Visa Business and Economic Insights (BEI) team in Europe as the region’s senior-most expert and thought leader in business economics. The Principal European Economist will serve as a brand ambassador for Visa in Europe, engaging with Visa’s clients and stakeholders at the highest levels. S/he will bring a deep understanding of European economic trends, proven analytical rigor, and expertise in econometric modelling, forecasting and big data analytics. S/he will be an adroit communicator and storyteller, promoting Visa’s leadership in the payments industry, generating and delivering high-impact insights to clients’ executive management, senior government officials and Visa’s regional and global leadership.

The Principal European Economist will report to the Global Chief Economist, Wayne Best (based in San Francisco), and will work closely with the European leadership team, including the Visa Europe CEO, Bill Sheedy.

This role will be based in London, UK, and will require frequent travel throughout the European region.

Visa Inc has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to assist with this appointment. For further information on the position and additional details on qualifications, requirements, and how to apply, please follow the below link to the position specification.

Closing Date 8 September 2017

Job Specification Documents:

NHS Improvement
Chief Executive

Central London | Attractive Package

The NHS faces unprecedented challenges, financial, operational and structural. There is no more important time than now to lead and effect change and to make a difference for patients for generations to come. Likewise, there are few roles as crucial as being Chief Executive of the organisation that faces square on to these challenges.

In a role requiring resilience and strength of character, the Chief Executive of NHS improvement will need to take difficult decisions under significant public, media and political scrutiny, co- piloting the NHS through a challenging programme of cost and productivity improvement, whilst also championing quality, sustainability and transformation partnerships. This individual will play a vital role in producing more integrated health and care services across traditional boundaries.

The Chief Executive will need to be a leader with an unblemished record, deep experience in, and understanding of, the NHS, together with drive, energy and ambition to leave behind an unparalleled legacy. Communication skills and the ability to manage a highly complex stakeholder landscape in a collaborative and galvanising manner, will be vital characteristics for the successful candidate.

For more information about the role requirements and how to apply, please click on the links.

Closing Date Noon, Monday 18 September 2017

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