Executive Opportunities

Position Title

Organization

Job/Reference Number

Location

Closing Date

Chief Representative and Vice President, China

Environmental Defense Fund

2109-003CN

Beijing, China

No closing date

Chief Operating Officer

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance

2108-017L

Geneva, Switzerland

05/11/2021

Executive Vice President, Regions

Environmental Defense Fund

2109-005BL

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08/11/2021

Chief Executive

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

2110-002L

United Kingdom

03/11/2021

Chief Inspector, Hospitals

Care Quality Commission

P2107-118L

United Kingdom

15/10/2021

Trustee

Nuffield Foundation

2108-089L

Central London/remote working

08/10/2021

Non-Executive Director

The Royal Mint

P2107-056L

United Kingdom

13/09/2021

COO, The Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (‘TGEA’)

Rockefeller Foundation

2107-077L

New York/Washington DC

No closing date

CEO, The Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (‘TGEA’)  

Rockefeller Foundation

2103-009L

New York/Washington DC

No closing date

Non-Executive Chair

Crown Commercial Service

2110-012L

United Kingdom

13/11/2021

 


Environmental Defense Fund
Chief Representative and Vice President, China

Beijing, China
2109-003CN

With world attention focused on both the environment and the economy, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is where policymakers and business leaders turn for win-win solutions. A leading green group, with programs around the world, has tripled in size over the past decade by focusing on strong science, uncommon partnerships and market-based approaches. EDF operates in over 20 countries around the world, with a track record of using rigorous science and economics, spanning political divides, mobilizing public support, and catalyzing innovation and investments to create solutions that are practical and implementable today. 

EDF are currently seeking an Chief Representative and Vice President, China. S/he will be EDF’s lead representative and voice in China. S/he will develop and articulate EDF goals and strategies and work in close collaboration with senior program staff around the globe to implement those strategies. S/he will identify and establish a network of partners, including research institutes, universities, media, commercial enterprises, and government officials. S/he will recognize and capitalize on opportunities for progress, and maintain EDF as a highly respected voice in China. S/he reports to the Executive Vice President, Regions. 

EDF 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 follow the link to the position specification below.

Position Specification

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance
Chief Operating Officer

Geneva, Switzerland
2108-017L

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance will appoint their first Chief Operating Officer. Gavi is at the heart of the world’s response to the most pressing global public health issues. From the response to COVID-19, to targeting immunization at the millions of children who currently miss out, to maintaining stockpiles to protect the world from infectious disease outbreaks, it is a critical partner. The complexity of Gavi’s work has increased considerably, not least through its role in co-leading the COVAX initiative, the unprecedented global initiative to provide equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines. Gavi has also grown dramatically in recent years, from a $10bn fund to $21bn. Gavi has created this new role to ensure that its operational excellence keeps pace with this change.

Gavi is a public-private partnership committed to save lives and protect people’s health by increasing equitable and sustainable use of vaccines. 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. Gavi uses innovative finance mechanisms, including co-financing by recipient countries, to secure sustainable funding and adequate supply of quality vaccines. Since 2000, Gavi has contributed to the immunization of nearly a billion children and the prevention of more than 15 million future deaths. Gavi’s business model combines excellence from both the private and public sectors and a commitment to running a lean organisation that makes a measurable impact upon global health, including the long-term strengthening of health systems.

The new COO will ensure that Gavi is a leader in operational excellence and continues to deliver results, whilst successfully managing the extraordinary growth and complexity of its operations. The COO will be a part of the Executive Office and a member of the Senior Management Team. This person will ensure that business processes, secretariat operations and staff performance are bolstered as Gavi embarks on a highly ambitious strategy for 2021-25 and co-leads COVAX. S/he will also ensure the enhancement of organizational capability and guide its ongoing transformation to meet the demands of Gavi 5.0 and COVAX. S/he will bring a profound understanding of the leadership required to strengthen Gavi’s people, culture, governance, risk management, and operational effectiveness. S/he will bring a blend of experience at senior levels from both development and private sector organisations.

Gavi is committed to fostering a just, equitable and diverse culture free from racism and discrimination in which all staff, partners and stakeholders feel empowered, safe, and heard.

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to assist with this appointment. Please review the position specification attached, the How to Apply section is at the end of the document: send your applications to responses@russellreynolds.com by 5th November 2021. Competitive compensation and benefits will be offered.

Position Specification

Rockefeller Foundation
CEO, The Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (‘TGEA’)

New York/Washington DC
2103-009L

The Rockefeller Foundation is seeking to appoint the founding CEO of The Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet ('TGEA'), a new global platform it is establishing.

The Rockefeller Foundation has already demonstrated what it takes to scale distributed renewable electricity (DRE) solutions in select markets, with data-driven insights on the business models and technologies needed to unleash them. The organization has built a unique global community of partners, including donors, investors, private DRE developers, large energy utilities, governments and NGOs who are actively engaged with the Rockefeller Foundation, and are eager to do more. Based on this experience, the Foundation believes now is the moment to harness this collective ambition via TGEA.  In launching TGEA, the Foundation will position energy at the nexus of development and action on climate change, and thereby lay the groundwork to ultimately frame it as a new model for global development.

The CEO of TGEA will be a leader of vision, intellectual breadth, practical entrepreneurial and partnership building experience to build the initiative along with the Board and create immediate impact and a legacy for the future. This person will create a world-class organisation with a powerful voice and champion its mission to end energy poverty.  

Eventually reporting to, and working closely with the Board of Directors, the CEO will be responsible for the strategic, programmatic, financial, and operational leadership of the organisation. S/he will ensure that the organisation's governance, programmes, and engagement are ethical, transparent, aligned and supportive of the Rockefeller's values and core commitments.

The CEO will be an inclusive leader who will work closely with the Board, partners, senior leadership team, and staff to frame the strategy and agenda of the organisation, build its brand, establish new partnerships, and enhance its relevance, influence, and practical contribution. 

The Rockefeller Foundation has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to advise on this appointment. To apply for this role please send a copy of your CV and a Statement of Suitability to responses@russellreynolds.com, including the role title and reference 2103-009L in the email subject line.

The Rockefeller Foundation is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and to compliance with all federal, state, and local laws concerning employment discrimination, including the Americans with Disabilities Act.  To this end, the Foundation ensures equal opportunity to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, lawful alien status, physical, mental, and medical disability, veteran status or liability for service in the United States Armed Forces.

Position Specification

Environmental Defense Fund
Executive Vice President, Regions

Job/Reference Number
2109-005BL

With world attention on both the environment and the economy, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is where policymakers and business leaders turn for win-win solutions. We tackle urgent threats with practical solutions by focusing on strong science, uncommon partnerships, and market-based approaches. We are one of the world's largest environmental organizations, with more than two million members and a staff of over 800 scientists, economists, policy experts, and other professionals around the world. We operate in 22 geographies with unique projects running across four programs. You can be part of a vibrant workplace that welcomes diverse perspectives, talents, and contributions, where innovation and results are a way of life.

EDF are currently seeking an Executive Vice President, Regions. Reporting to the Executive Director, Global Mission, they will be responsible for fostering an impactful and integrated EDF agenda across our four anchor geographies of China, India, Europe, and the United States. This position is designed to work in partnership with senior executives across the organization to leverage EDF’s global capacity, capabilities and opportunities to deliver on our 2030 goals and achieve significant results at scale. The EVP, Regions ensures regional teams are set up for success and integrated within the matrixed organization.

EDF 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 follow the link to the position specification below.

The closing date for applications is Monday 8th November.

Position Specification

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
Chief Executive

United Kingdom
2110-002L

Dynamic, collaborative, excellent: NICE is committed to its mission of improving health and wellbeing by putting science and evidence at the heart of health and care decision making. It does this by providing evidence-based guidance, developing quality standards, and by providing a range of information services for commissioners, practitioners and managers across health and social care. Its work is critical to ensuring fair and equitable access to both established and innovative interventions for all NHS patients. The Covid-19 pandemic has tested the team’s resilience, demonstrated their agility and, above all, renewed the organisation’s determination to reduce health inequalities against the backdrop of enormous change. NICE now needs to modernise to accommodate rapidly emerging technologies, and to continue to ensure that patients have access to the best treatments. The shift toward greater integration of services creates the need for ever closer collaboration with partners in the NHS and industry.

At this exciting time of change and progress, NICE is seeking a new chief executive who can develop and deliver an ambitious new strategy, which prioritises rapid evaluations and dynamic and effective guidance, underpinned by excellence in research. The new chief executive will be a skilled leader who is able to deliver both new ways of working and a cultural transformation. This is a high-profile role with a diverse stakeholder community, requiring political acuity and the ability to deliver complex and difficult messages. Ideally, candidates will have a track record of leadership within a related field, including the health and social care sector, life sciences or another data rich field that is underpinned by digital technologies. Candidates will bring impeccable professional values and be committed to inclusivity and diversity as a foundation for individual and team success.

The closing date for applications is midday on Wednesday 3rd November 2021.

NICE 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 follow the link to the position specification below.

NICE is dedicated to promoting a fair and inclusive workplace where everyone can flourish and reach their full potential. We know diverse teams allow for a more creative and productive environment and therefore encourage applications from everyone, regardless of age, gender, gender identity or expression, religion or belief, disability, ethnicity or sexual orientation.

Position Specification

Care Quality Commission
Chief Inspector, Hospitals

United Kingdom
P2107-118L

Do you want to make a real difference to people's care? This role is an exciting opportunity to join the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and drive change at a national level.  As the independent regulator of health and social care in England, CQC makes sure that health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care, and we encourage services to improve. 

Our new strategy, launched this year, sets out an ambitious future that will ensure we keep delivering our purpose. We are currently seeking a new Chief Inspector of Hospitals to help support this mission. Directly accountable to the Chief Executive and a member of the CQC Unitary Board and Executive Team, the Chief Inspector is an influential figure passionately committed to improving care in England's hospitals, both NHS or private providers.  As the CQC's professional head for the Hospitals sector, the Chief Inspector is responsible for setting regulatory policy and, working in close collaboration with the Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care and the Chief inspector of Primary Medical Services & Integrated Care, ensuring the delivery of the highest standards of safety and quality of care for the people of this country.

We are looking for someone who is: accustomed to operating and collaborating at a senior level, and able to deal with both complexity and ambiguity.  This is a high-profile role, and the Chief Inspector will possess the political acuity and professional standing to be credible to a diverse stakeholder group that includes the Secretary of State, clinical professionals, hospital leaders and the public. Ideally, candidates will have a background as a senior clinician or board executive with significant experience in the hospital sector, particularly the NHS. They will be a credible and resilient communicator, with impeccable professional values, able to make difficult decisions and deliver cultural change with, and through others. We expect the successful candidate to make a significant contribution to inclusivity and diversity internally and in the sectors we regulate.

The closing date for applications is midday on Friday 15th October 2021.

CQC 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 follow the link to the position specification below.

CQC is committed to promoting a fair and inclusive workplace where all our people can flourish and reach their full potential. We know diverse teams allow for a more creative and productive environment and therefore we want applications from a range of people, regardless of age, gender, gender identity or expression, religion or belief, disability, ethnicity or sexual orientation.

Position Specification 

Nuffield Foundation
Trustee

Central London/remote working
2108-089L

The Nuffield Foundation is an independent charitable trust with a mission to advance educational opportunity and social well-being in the UK. It was established in 1943 by William Morris, Lord Nuffield, the founder of Morris Motors.

The Nuffield Foundation improves understanding of the issues affecting people's chances in life and identifies ways to address disadvantage and inequality in our digitally driven society. It funds research that informs social policy and has an impact on people's lives, primarily in Education, Welfare and Justice, although much of its work cuts across these.

The Board of Trustees of the Nuffield Foundation seeks to appoint a new Trustee. This individual will be committed to the mission of the Foundation. They will bring an understanding of how research funded by the Foundation can influence policy making and practice, with an academic authority and wider public impact to improve the lives and life chances of those the Foundation serves.

The Trustee will be required to work with fellow Trustees to provide governance and strategic oversight, ensuring the organisation is well placed, and has the financial stability to deliver on its mission, objectives, and ambition. Trustees approve decisions on major grants and awards. The Trustee will use their specific skills, knowledge, and experience to support aspects of the overall leadership and strategic development of the organisation. This may involve sitting on sub-committees, leading discussions on key issues, providing advice and guidance on key aspects of the grant portfolio or other initiatives where the Trustee has expertise.

The Foundation seeks a highly experienced, motivated, and enthusiastic individual who may have acquired the appropriate experience from a wide range of organisations and sectors, including private and public sectors. They will have experience of operating at a strategic level in a lead role (CEO, Director or Board level). Previous Trustee experience is highly desirable, and although experience within the charity or academic sector is not essential, an understanding of, and commitment to, social welfare, justice and equity will be needed.

The Nuffield Foundation funds a diverse range of projects. It is an employer that values diversity and supports inclusion. The Foundation is trying to increase the diversity of those who work with us and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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

The closing date for applications is 23:59 on Friday 8th October 2021.

Position Specification

The Royal Mint
Non-Executive Director

United Kingdom
P2107-056L

The Royal Mint is a unique organisation with more than 1,000 years of history and a brand that is close to the nation’s heart. Building on the foundations of this rich heritage, The Royal Mint is undergoing an exciting transformation that harnesses its rich heritage and British craftsmanship, alongside modern manufacturing and commercial practices. Already the world’s largest exporting mint and market leader in the design, manufacture and sales of high-quality circulating and commemorative coins, The Royal Mint has a portfolio of exciting international B2B and B2C businesses, including their rapidly growing precious metals business, and a multi-faceted consumer division.

The Royal Mint is a wholly owned government company that operates with significant commercial autonomy. To aid its ambitious growth plans, it is seeking a new non-executive director to support and constructively challenge the strategic direction of the business whilst adding diversity of thought and industry experience to the Board. Specific desirable skills and experience include:

  • An executive career spent in entrepreneurial manufacturing businesses, especially within a direct-to-consumer industry.
  • Strong executive experience in driving transformation and improvements.
  • Supply chain experience.
  • A track record of delivering to international markets.

The closing date for applications is Monday 13th September.

The Royal Mint 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 follow the link to the position specification below. 

The Royal Mint is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace and welcomes applications from all candidates.

Position Specification

Rockefeller Foundation
COO, The Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (‘TGEA’)

New York/Washington DC
2107-077L

The Rockefeller Foundation is seeking to appoint the Chief Operating Officer ('COO') of The Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet ('TGEA'), a new global platform it is establishing.

The Rockefeller Foundation has already demonstrated what it takes to scale distributed renewable electricity (DRE) solutions in select markets, with data-driven insights on the business models and technologies needed to unleash them. The organization has built a unique global community of partners, including donors, investors, private DRE developers, large energy utilities, governments and NGOs who are actively engaged with the Rockefeller Foundation, and are eager to do more. Based on this experience, the Foundation believes now is the moment to harness this collective ambition via TGEA.  In launching TGEA, the Foundation will position energy at the nexus of development and action on climate change, and thereby lay the groundwork to ultimately frame it as a new model for global development.

As a member of TGEA senior leadership team, the COO will partner closely with the CEO of TGEA to develop and lead strategic operations for a newly established multi-billion-dollar global platform. The COO will shape and deliver world-class operations capability commensurate with the vision, strategy, and operating model of TGEA, with best-in-class systems, processes, people, and culture needed to deliver our ambitious goals. The COO, working closely with the Chief Strategy and Programs Office (CSPO), Chief Investment Officer (CIO), and regional hubs, will design, build, and oversee a strategic resourcing and business plan, support fit-for-purpose and cost-conscious operational capacities and practices across the organization, and ensure that high quality control, compliance and risk management practices are in place to deliver a highly accountable, agile and transparent organization.

The COO will play a lead role in overseeing a transparent, seamless, and effective transition of TGEA to becoming a fully independent organization – all the while ensuring that TGEA maintains the highest standards of financial management, operational rigor, and accountable engagement with contractors, grantees and investees.

The Rockefeller Foundation has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to advise on this appointment. To apply for this role please send a copy of your CV and a Statement of Suitability to responses@russellreynolds.com, including the role title and reference 2107-077L in the email subject line.

The Rockefeller Foundation is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and to compliance with all federal, state, and local laws concerning employment discrimination, including the Americans with Disabilities Act.  To this end, the Foundation ensures equal opportunity to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, lawful alien status, physical, mental, and medical disability, veteran status or liability for service in the United States Armed Forces.

Position Specification

Crown Commercial Service
Non-Executive Chair

United Kingdom
2110-012L

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 lead the CCS Board as Non-Executive Chair to support its ambitious growth plan and vision to be the provider of choice for public sector organisations seeking commercial and procurement solutions. This is an exciting challenge at an incredibly important time both in the organisation’s journey and when significant focus will be given to improving the efficiency and effectiveness of procurement across the entire public sector as CCS manages the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

You will lead and manage the business of the Board to provide clear strategic direction and focus for CCS to deliver the agreed strategy and objectives. You will support the CEO to execute the agreed strategy, and add value by offering independent, constructive challenge towards the strategic direction, performance and management control of CCS. You will bring a successful track record of leadership in complex customer-focused environments by providing scrutiny, governance and strategic leadership grounded in board/executive committee level experience.
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 see the Candidate Pack below. The closing date for applications is 23:59 on 12th November 2021.

Candidate Pack
Disability Confident Scheme Form