Executive Opportunities

Position TitleOrganizationJob/Reference NumberLocationClosing Date
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

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

Job Specification Documents:


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