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Position Title

Organization

Job/Reference Number

Location

Closing Date

Non-Executive Director and Member of Remuneration Committee

Lloyds Banking Group plc

2202-087L

UK

03/06/2022

Head of Programs

Sanofi

2204-035P

Paris/Amsterdam/Brussels/Boston, USA

10/06/2022

Chief Executive

Macmillan Cancer Support

2204-048L

UK

15/06/2022

Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee

Crown Commercial Service

2204-019L

UK

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Chief Executive Officer

Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA)

2203-007L

Geneva, Switzerland

20/05/2022

Chief Executive Officer

Global Partnership for Education

2202-110NA

Washington DC, USA

05/05/2022

Chair

MedAccess

2202-067L

London, UK

29/04/2022

Managing Director

Virgin Unite

2202-052L

London or New York

07/04/2022

Director

John Innes Centre

2112-029L

Norwich Research Park, United Kingdom

31/03/2022

Program Director, Agricultural Methane

Methane Hub

2112-062NA

Open

31/01/2022

Chair of Board of Trustees

British Heart Foundation

2110-085L

United Kingdom

14/01/2022


Lloyds Banking Group plc
Non-Executive Director and Member of Remuneration Committee

UK
2202-087L

Lloyds Banking Group (the Group) is the largest UK retail and commercial financial services provider with around 26 million customers and a presence in nearly every community. With the unique purpose of Helping Britain Prosper, the Group’s strategic vision is to be the UK customer-focused digital leader and integrated financial services provider, capitalising on new opportunities, at scale. Lloyds Banking Group plc, Lloyds Bank plc, Bank of Scotland plc (together with Lloyds Bank plc, the Ring-fenced Banks) and HBOS plc (each a relevant Group Company) are seeking to appoint a Non-Executive Director to their respective Boards who will also sit on the Remuneration Committee, and (subject to conditions including regulatory approval) serve as a future successor for the Remuneration Committee Chair. Candidates will bring an ability to contribute to shaping the corporate strategy of Lloyds Banking Group as a whole. Candidates must have stature, integrity, business acumen and a strong reputation. They will be able to build relationships and win the confidence and respect of a wide range of stakeholders while being passionate about fostering a climate of success in the Group.

Expertise, skills & background

  • Ideally candidates will bring significant practical experience and capabilities including:
  • Plc/listed company (or equivalent) credentials as an executive or non-executive director on the board of a financial services business of significant scale
  • Remuneration committee experience, ideally as chair of the remuneration committee for a FTSE 100/250 (or equivalent) in a comparably complex institution, preferably financial services
  • Strong stakeholder engagement skills to engage effectively with executives, the Board, shareholders, investors and regulators  
  • Senior leadership experience within a comparably complex institution of scale, bringing commercial acumen, strategic insights, operational experience, and good judgement
  • Customer focused and consumer centric, ideally bringing senior experience from across a digitally enabled financial services, e-commerce, and customer focused regulated business
  • Exceptional intellect and high EQ; an inquisitive mind, with an ability to manage the detail of a board role, influence others and provide constructive challenge whilst building trust 
  • Open, inclusive leader with an ability to challenge from a broader perspective the processes by which Group Companies assess their risks and manage their business
  • Alignment to the Group’s purpose, and sustainability and inclusion and diversity goals

Time Commitment

  • The estimated minimum likely time commitments are c.30 – 34 days per year as Non-Executive Director and member of the Remuneration Committee (which includes attendance at scheduled Board and Remuneration Committee meetings, the AGM, strategy sessions and preparation time). For Committee Chair roles additional time as required. A typical year may include 10 Board and 5 Remuneration Committee meetings. Candidates will ideally be resident or domiciled in the UK or be comfortable travelling to the UK for Board meetings. 

Applications

  • For further information about this role, please email responses@russellreynolds.com. The closing date for applications is 5.30pm GMT on 3 June 2022.
  • Applications must be accompanied by:
  • A full curriculum vitae;
  • A cover letter and/or any other information needed to provide adequate briefing on the candidate’s credentials for the role;
  • Please quote 2202-087L as the reference number.

Sanofi
Head of Programs

Paris/Amsterdam/Brussels/Boston, USA
2204-035P

Foundation S – The Sanofi Collective is Sanofi’s philanthropic endowment fund aiming to create healthier futures for generations to come. It was officially launched in early May 2022 and builds on the successes of the previous Sanofi Espoir Foundation. Using donations, partnerships and collective action, Foundation S will focus on three critical areas: childhood cancer, the health of communities most vulnerable to the effects of climate change and pollution, and access to lifesaving medicines and vaccines.

Foundation S is seeking to appoint its collaborative and experienced Head of Programs who will lead the strategic direction, design, implementation, and evaluation of the Foundation’s programs and will report to the Head of the Foundation. They will be a key contributor to the long-term strategic vision and scale of the organization and will be the focal point with all grantees to ensure adequate implementation of the Foundation’s programs. The role will play an important part in developing and stewarding relationships with outside organizations and individuals working within the Foundation’s thematic focus areas, and in representing the organization in external meetings and forums where relevant. In partnership with the Head of Operations and Strategic Initiatives, the Head of Programs will also be responsible for ensuring the Foundation’s programs and donations comply with the strictest ethical and compliance practices.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a leadership track record in leading and motivating teams, including cross-functional teams, with a commitment to collaboration and co-creation of programs. They will have expertise in environmental matters and ideally at the intersection of health and the environment and a very good understanding of this ecosystem’s issues and actors. The Head of Programs will have well-honed cross-cultural competencies with a commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion through programming and in organizational culture.

Sanofi has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to assist with this appointment.

For further information on the position, please see the position specification  Please send your CV, and supporting statement to responses@russellreynolds.com with role title and reference number 2204-035P in the subject of your email by 10 June 2022.

Location: Can be based in either Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam or Boston, US

Foundation S is an equal opportunity employer that embraces diversity to foster positive, innovative thinking that will benefit people worldwide.

Position Specification

Crown Commercial Service
Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee

UK
2204-019L

The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) plays a vital role in helping the public sector buy goods and services to deliver maximum value for the taxpayer. Using their commercial expertise, CCS helps thousands of public and third sector buyers in the UK to purchase everything from locum doctors and laptops to police cars and electricity. It is the biggest public procurement organisation in the UK and the collective purchasing power of its customers, combined with its first-class procurement knowledge, means it can get the best commercial deals in the interests of taxpayers.

We are looking for an exceptional individual to join the CCS Board as a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit and Risk Assurance Committee to support its ambitious growth plan, central to which is ensuring that there is robust corporate governance, internal control and risk assurance processes. The CCS has already saved taxpayers millions of pounds but there is more to be done to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of procurement in the public sector.

The Audit and Risk Assurance Committee Chair reports to the Board and to the Non-Executive Chair. They set the overall direction and has primary responsibility to drive the work of the Committee. The role requires a strong financial and audit background, excellent interpersonal skills, tact and diplomacy and strategic vision with the ability to positively influence those inside and outside who impact on the strategic direction of the organisation.

CCS is committed to diversity throughout the organisation, and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates.

CCS has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to advise on this appointment. For further information about the position and additional details on qualifications, requirements, terms and conditions of service and how to apply, please review the candidate pack at the link below.

Candidate pack

Disability form

Federation Internationale de l’Automobile
Chief Executive Officer

Geneva, Switzerland
2203-007L

The Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) is the governing body for world motorsport and the federation of the world's leading motoring organisations. With 245 member organisations representing over 80 million road users from more than 140 countries, the FIA represents a diverse group of global mobility associations (including commercial enterprises), motorsport clubs and motor car users. Headquartered in Geneva and Paris, the FIA has around 250 staff members representing more than 25 nationalities. Established more than a century ago, it is perhaps best known publicly as the governing body of auto racing competitions, including Formula One, the World Rally Championship and Formula E. Through the expertise gained in motorsport, the FIA has grown into a global organisation at the forefront of promoting safe, sustainable, and accessible mobility for all road users worldwide.

The FIA is a non-profit organisation that exists for the benefit of its members. Ultimately, the FIA’s goal is simple – to keep people moving, safely and dynamically. Its operations span the interlinked areas of Mobility and Motorsport. Following the election of the new leadership team, the FIA has created a new Chief Executive role. It wishes to recruit a commercially oriented and transformative leader to modernise the organisation and to enhance the value that it delivers to its diverse membership worldwide.

The CEO will be responsible for developing the strategy for the organisation to deliver that vision, and for the successful operational and financial performance of an integrated and aligned FIA administration (including the motorsport and mobility divisions and the support functions). The key priorities for the new CEO will be stabilising the FIA’s finances, streamlining the governance structures and operational processes, and developing its executive leadership capabilities to support the diversification and growth of its future income streams.

The FIA is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religion or ethnicity, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organisation. Please submit your full application by email to sarah.sulaiman@russellreynolds.com. Please quote the role title and assignment code 2203-007L in the subject heading of the email.

The closing date for applications is 23:59 on Friday 20th May 2022.

Position Specification

Global Partnership for Education
Chief Executive Officer

Washington DC, USA
2202-110NA

The Board of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) seeks to appoint a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to succeed Alice P. Albright as she completes a highly successful nine-year tenure. The new CEO will build on the organization’s considerable achievements over the past twenty years with a special emphasis on global education’s best practices related to diversity, inclusion and the education of girls.

Since 2002, GPE’s dynamic mission has helped more than 160 million children receive an education in its partner countries. The gap between boys’ and girls’ primary school completion rates declined from 6.1 percent five years ago to 3.4 percent today. In 2022, GPE provided countries nearly $1 billion across 107 grants. The organization has already raised US$4 billion to accelerate learning over the next five years. This resource will promote efforts to reach the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 4 to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education for all.

The GPE embodies a partnership between governments, international organizations, civil society – including youth and teacher organizations – the private sector, and private foundations to transform education systems. Successful CEO candidates will possess strong leadership, political and strategic acumen, impeccable integrity and an understanding of global best practices in education.

GPE actively seeks a dynamic, creative and internationally visionary leader who values diversity and will continue to extend the organization’s impact as it moves forward in the coming decade. GPE welcomes candidates from all fields and all types of organizations: public, multilateral, business, NGO and academia.

GPE has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to assist with this appointment. For further information on the position and additional details on qualifications, requirements, terms and conditions of service and how to apply, please see the position specification. Please send your applications to responses@russellreynolds.com with role title and reference number 2202-110NA in the subject of your email by May 05 2022.

The closing date for applications 05 May 2022.

Position Specification

 

MedAccess
Chair

London, UK
2202-067L

MedAccess is a UK-based social finance company with the pioneering mission to make healthcare more affordable and accessible for people living in underserved communities. Using innovative finance tools – such as volume guarantees and procurement guarantees - MedAccess secures lower prices and sustainable supplies of medical products for people in low- and middle-income countries. Their work combines commercial insight and rigour with a relentless pursuit of health impact in pursuit of a world where everyone can access the medicines and products they need to lead healthy lives. MedAccess is an independent company, wholly owned by British International Investment, the UK’s development finance institution.

The next phase for MedAccess is about growth and accelerating impact. For this to happen, in addition to funding, MedAccess also needs to strengthen its reputation across Global Public Health as a creative, thoughtful, action- oriented partner able to assess and absorb risk of different forms in order to unlock exceptional impact.

Given the need to strengthen MedAccess’s reputation across Global Public Health, the Chair will need to be as externally as internally focused, able to use their network to position MedAccess as a valuable partner and to support the CEO in developing and delivering this agenda.

The Chair will also be responsible for ensuring an effective Board and Committees with clear mandates and supportive stakeholder relationships. In addition to a powerful partnership with the CEO, it is anticipated that the Chair will put in place a well-developed succession plan to reduce key person risk.

MedAccess has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to assist with this appointment. For further information on the position and additional details on qualifications, requirements, terms and conditions of service, please see the position specification.

To apply, please send your CV, and supporting statement to responses@russellreynolds.com with role title and reference number 2202-067L in the subject of your email by April 29 2022.

The closing date for applications 29 April 2022.

Position Specification

 

John Innes Centre
Director

Norwich Research Park, United Kingdom
2112-029L

The John Innes Centre (JIC) is a world-renowned, independent, international centre of excellence in plant science, genetics and microbiology. Over the last 110 years, the John Innes Centre has fostered a creative, curiosity-driven approach to fundamental questions in bioscience and achieved a range of breakthroughs resulting in major societal impacts. The JIC’s mission is to generate knowledge of plants and microbes through fundamental research and to use its knowledge to benefit agriculture, the environment, human health and well-being. The JIC is committed to training excellent scientists for the future and engaging with policy makers and the public. 

The Director of the JIC is responsible for leading the organisation’s ambitious future strategy, building on the current strengths, and creating new opportunities for the institute to continue to maintain the highest levels of scientific excellence and achieve its vision as a hub for plant and microbial research. 

The Director must be able to develop, articulate and promote the vision and strategy to staff, stakeholders, collaborators and funders, including the UK government, and win recognition nationally and internationally. 

The successful candidate will be a highly accomplished scientist with strong research credentials in plant or microbial sciences and a senior leader with experience of working with researchers, executives, boards, external stakeholders and funders. They may come from the academic, not for profit, or commercial sectors and they will be able to lead, develop and shape a team to support them in delivery of the JIC’s vision. They will be able to represent JIC at the highest levels with a range of stakeholders from academia, UK government, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), and industry. 

The closing date for applications is March 31, 2022.

The John Innes Centre has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to assist with this appointment. For further information on the role and details of how to apply please see the position specification below.

The John Innes Centre is an equal opportunities employer, actively supporting inclusivity and diversity. As a Disability Confident organisation, they guarantee to offer an interview to all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for this vacancy. John Innes Centre is proud to hold a prestigious Gold Athena SWAN award in recognition of our inclusive culture, commitment and good practices towards advancing of gender equality. They offer an exciting, stimulating, diverse research environment and actively promote a family friendly workplace. The Institute is also a member of Stonewall’s Diversity Champions programme.

Competitive compensation and benefits will be offered. For further information, visit: www.jic.ac.uk

Position Specification

Diversity Form

 

Virgin Unite
Managing Director

London or New York
2202-052L

Virgin Unite Foundation is an independent entrepreneurial foundation of the Virgin Group and the Branson family. It was founded in 2004 with the goal to unite people and entrepreneurial ideas to create opportunities for a better world. The foundation’s focus areas range from climate change to empowering entrepreneurs and shaping the future of business; to human dignity, health and education.

Virgin Unite is seeking to appoint its new Managing Director. Reporting to the Virgin Unite Trustees via the Chair, the Managing Director is responsible for the leadership and impact of Virgin Unite. The role will oversee the development and delivery of the foundation’s strategic plan, by providing effective leadership of the Unite team and working efficiently with key stakeholders including Virgin Group, Virgin Unite’s Community and Partners. They will be responsible for providing regular updates to the Trustees on progress against plan and will work closely with Virgin Management Purpose & Vision team to ensure Virgin Unite objectives align with wider impact vision. They will nurture strong relationships with high-net-worth individuals, foundations and key influencers to build a community of people who will deliver outsized impact.

The successful candidate will be driven by impact and has a collaborative, courageous yet humble approach to delivering the best possible outcomes for people and planet. Highly dynamic and entrepreneurial, they are able to co-create direction with all stakeholders (family, Trustees, VML, team) whilst ensuring day to day delivery. They will ideally have prior experience in non-for-profit, social or environmental areas as well as commercial experience. Sound knowledge of building a community, leveraging impact, fundraising and strong financial acumen is required along with excellent leadership skills.

Virgin Unite is committed to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment. To help to achieve this, Virgin Unite welcome applications from all qualified candidates who share this commitment, regardless of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, HIV status, race, national origin, cultural or ethnic background, disability, marital status, religion, or age.

Please send your applications to responses@russellreynolds.com with role title and reference number 2202-052L in the subject of your email by April 07 2022.
Location: London or New York

Competitive compensation and benefits will be offered. For further information, visit: Virgin Unite

Position Specification

British Heart Foundation
Chair of Board of Trustees

United Kingdom
2110-085L

The British Heart Foundation is the biggest independent funder of heart and circulatory research in the UK, funding over £100 million of research each year into all heart and circulatory diseases and the things that cause them. We have helped improve and save the lives of many people, but these conditions still affect millions of families. Our vision is a world free from the fear of heart and circulatory diseases.

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, we’ve been working hard to ensure that everyone has the best guidance, support and access to the services they need. We’re also working to ensure that charity research funders can continue to contribute to the UK’s world-leading research base. We work on policy to ensure our life saving research can continue in a thriving research environment to shape and influence Government policy to create the healthiest environments for everyone to thrive in.

The role of the Chair of Trustees is to provide leadership and direction to the Board, enabling the Trustees to fulfil their responsibilities for the governance and strategic direction of the BHF, working with the Trustees and Executive Group to develop the organisation’s aims, objectives and goals in accordance with its Articles of Association and with legal and regulatory requirements.

As a key spokesperson for the BHF, the Chair of the Board of Trustees may be required to promote the work of the BHF, to represent the BHF or to account for its action publicly and act as a high-level representative for the charity.

They will work in partnership with the Chief Executive and Executive Group to ensure the BHF delivers and achieves its goals and objectives, working towards its mission to beat heartbreak forever. Also, they will work with the Deputy Chair, and Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee to ensure that the overall governance of the BHF is fit for purpose.

Here at the British Heart Foundation we celebrate diversity and make inclusion part of what we do every day.

The British Heart Foundation has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to advise on this appointment. For further information about the position and additional details on qualifications, requirements, terms and conditions of service and how to apply, please see the candidate pack. The closing date for applications is 23:59 on 14th January 2022.

Diversity Monitoring Form

Candidate pack

Macmillan Cancer Support
Chief Executive

UK
2204-048L

Macmillan Cancer Support (Macmillan) is one of the UK’s largest and most-loved charities. It is a household name that is held in great affection and admiration, both by those who have experienced its life-changing care, and those who support its mission. This role offers a unique and exciting opportunity to lead Macmillan employees, professionals and volunteers to have real impact on the lives of people living with cancer across the UK.

Delivering through three main routes – direct services, advocacy and partnerships – Macmillan works with heart, strength and ambition to do whatever it takes for people living with cancer. Against a backdrop of Covid-19, financial insecurity and gaping health inequalities, the care it provides is more critical than ever before, and Macmillan supported 2.4 million people in 2021 alone. There is great challenge and great opportunity in considering how Macmillan can maximise its impact by working in partnership to respond to the current healthcare crisis, adapt to changing healthcare needs and capitalise on some of the healthcare innovations on the horizon. Underpinning this, Macmillan delivers innovative and award-winning fundraising, brand and marketing which have enabled it to rapidly bounce back to pre-pandemic income levels.

Building on these strong financial foundations and a powerful brand, now is the time for Macmillan to be bold: taking risks and embracing opportunities that will enable it to provide the best possible support, for everyone.

We are seeking a new Chief Executive to provide ambitious, strategic and visionary leadership to Macmillan employees, professionals and volunteers. They will champion the organisation’s mission and values, working with the Board and Executive Team to ensure the right long-term strategy is in place, as well as the capability to execute at pace. In conjunction with the Chair and other colleagues, the Chief Executive will represent Macmillan externally – working with and influencing a range of stakeholders, including Government, the NHS, healthcare professionals, partners, industry, supporters and the public as a whole. They will ensure that everyone associated with, or connected to, Macmillan is respected and valued, and that the charity’s commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion is prioritised and progressed.

The successful candidate will be an energising, empowering and aspirational leader with an unflinching focus on the mission: to do whatever it takes for people living with cancer. They will have substantial leadership experience and the ability to build bridges and influence beyond the boundaries of their organisation. Prior experience of healthcare and the third sector is not essential, but Macmillan’s Chief Executive will have the curiosity and learning agility to make a rapid impact.

Macmillan aims to be representative at all levels; ensure all colleagues and volunteers feel they belong; and that people with cancer from all backgrounds feel cancer services are accessible and inclusive. It will be a major asset if applicants bring lived experience of inequalities or exclusion. We welcome applications from all candidates, particularly disabled and/or minority ethnic candidates who are under-represented in our organisation and the charity sector at leadership level.

Cancer affects the lives of so many of us; this is a valuable opportunity for someone with determination and energy to make a real difference.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 15th June 2022.

Macmillan has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to advise on this appointment. For further information about the position and additional details on qualifications, requirements, terms and conditions of service and how to apply, please see the position specification below.

Position Specification