Executive Opportunities

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Organization

Position Title

Job/Reference Number

Location

Closing Date

Impetus

Chief Executive Officer

2405-024L

London

June 17th

British Business Bank

Chief Investment Officer

2308-009L

London or Sheffield

June 16th

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

2307-057L

Geneva, Switzerland

June 17th

AWE plc

Chair

P2310-165L

United Kingdom

June 18th

Competition and Markets Authority

Chief Operating Officer

2404-073L

Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh, London or Manchester

June 3rd

Amref Health Africa

Group Finance Director

 2402-020L

Nairobi, Kenya

June 14th


Impetus
Chief Executive Officer

London
2405-024L

Impetus will appoint its next Chief Executive Officer.

Impetus transforms the lives of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds by ensuring they get the right support to succeed in school, in work and in life. With public finances overstretched, there is a clear need for strong charities and civil society. Over two million young people live in poverty in Britain today. They do less well at school, are less likely to make it to university, and struggle to find and keep jobs. Impetus delivers on this mission by backing charities to build interventions for meaningful impact; working in partnership with other funders to scale interventions demonstrated to deliver results for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds; and through policy and research, influencing policymakers with evidence of what works.

Impetus’ unique approach involves working with charities to drive impact. Impetus provides long-term, unrestricted core funding to charities, in combination with ongoing support through close partnership with its investment team for CEOs and leadership teams. This could involve working with the charity to enhance its programmatic impact, or helping its leadership build a high-performance, impact culture. Impetus also provides access to world class pro bono services from other providers, and helps to strengthen UK philanthropic giving.

Impetus seeks its next CEO as it embarks on its next phase of growth. The CEO will take overall responsibility for Impetus and the delivery of its mission at this inflection point for the organisation. They will build Impetus’ ability to act at scale by developing new partnerships across different forms of philanthropy; they should enhance the system-level impact of Impetus’ work through the engagement of policymakers and national delivery organisations; and they should lead Impetus to be the best that it can be, strengthening the capacity and culture of the foundation.

Impetus has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to advise on this appointment.

To apply, please send your CV and a short supporting statement to responses@russellreynolds.com by Monday 17 June, 2024.
Location: London, UK

Competitive compensation and benefits will be offered
For further information, visit: Impetus | Homepage


British Business Bank
Chief Investment Officer

London or Sheffield
2308-009L

The British Business Bank is a progressive and dynamic government-owned economic development bank, dedicated to making finance markets work better for smaller businesses. Independently managed, its remit is to design, deliver and efficiently manage UK-wide smaller business access to finance interventions for the UK government, involving both investment and banking programmes. The Bank’s core debt and equity programmes now support over £12.4bn of finance to more than 90,000 smaller businesses, across the whole spectrum of developmental state, from start-ups and scale-ups to viable but underfunded.

As well as increasing the supply and diversity of finance for UK smaller businesses through its programmes, the Bank works to raise awareness of their broader finance options. The British Business Bank Finance Hub provides independent and impartial information to businesses about finance options, featuring short films, expert guides, checklists and articles from finance providers to help make their application a success.

The Chief Investment Officer (CIO) is a key senior executive role leading the Bank’s investment business which currently comprises: British Patient Capital; British Business Investments; and Venture Solutions – including our Enterprise Capital Fund, Nations and Regions Investment Funds, Future Fund and National Security Strategic Investment Fund.

This is a particularly exciting time for the Bank, and this role is central to its future direction. The Bank is the largest LP in UK venture capital and growth equity. At ten years old, the Bank has developed a range of programmes and skills that have had a material impact on availability of finance for small businesses. But now is a time to realign those skills and programmes to create more flexibility and responsiveness to customer needs, and to open up the commercially driven activities to third party capital in order to increase UK investment in UK growth.

The CIO will be a member of the Executive Committee, a member of BBB’s Commercial Board(s) and an observer on the Board of the British Business Bank plc. The role can be based in either our London or Sheffield office with teams split between the two locations.

The British Business Bank 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 Position Specification below.

The closing date for applications is 23:59 on Sunday 16th June 2024.

 

Position Specification


Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance
Chief Financial Officer

Geneva, Switzerland
2307-057L

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, will appoint its next Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The CFO will be a key member of Gavi’s Senior Leadership Team, reporting directly to the CEO.

Gavi 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. Gavi brings together developing country and donor governments, the World Health Organisation, UNICEF, the World Bank, the vaccine industry, technical agencies, civil society, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and other private sector partners.  Gavi is committed to working with its partners to protect the next generation and realise its mission to save lives, reduce poverty and protect the world against the threat of epidemics. From 2000 to 2022, Gavi has contributed to the immunisation of over 1 billion children and the prevention of more than 17.3 million future deaths, helping to halve child mortality in 73 lower-income countries and creating economic benefits of over $220.5 billion for the countries in which it operates.

The CFO will provide strategic direction and leadership to ensure Gavi’s Office of the CFO is fit for purpose and effectively contributes to achieving Gavi’s strategic goals and mission. In close collaboration with the CEO, Board, Board Committees (including the Audit and Finance Committee, and the Investment Committee) and the Senior Leadership Team, the CFO will play a critical role in ensuring Gavi’s financial integrity, managing financial and fiduciary risks, and ensuring financial efficiency in its operations.

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. In support of Gavi’s commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion, Gavi hires globally and welcomes applications regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, national origin, family status, sex, gender identity or expression, physical characteristics, race, religion, spirituality or sexual orientation.

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

Please send your application to responses@russellreynolds.com by Monday 17th June, 2024. 
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Competitive compensation and benefits will be offered
For further information, visit: https://www.gavi.org/ 

Position Specification


AWE plc
Chair

United Kingdom
P2310-165L

For more than 70 years, AWE has supported the UK Government’s nuclear defence strategy and the Continuous At Sea Deterrent. Today, the company is recognised as a centre of scientific, engineering and technological excellence, equipped with some of the most advanced research, design and production facilities in the world.

As part of its commitment to good corporate governance and sustainable business leadership, the AWE Board is planning for succession to the incumbent chair, Sir John Manzoni. It is expected that he will retire from the AWE Board in late 2024. The role of the Chair of AWE is a vital to the successful delivery of the strategic objectives for the organisation: providing effective leadership and direction to the AWE Board; shaping the organisation’s strategy; and providing robust challenge and support to the Executive Team. The Chair will also build effective relationships with stakeholders and represent AWE externally and is directly responsible and accountable to the Secretary of State. The Board currently comprises of the Chair, six independent Non-Executive Directors (NEDs), one NED appointed by the MOD as a shareholder, and three executive directors.

Candidates will have:

  • Significant experience at Board level as a Chair or Non-Executive Director with a record of supporting, challenging, and holding to account a strong executive team.
  • Experience of working in defence, engineering, manufacturing, infrastructure or the nuclear enterprise, or a similar or related environment, with the ability to provide Board level oversight of risk identification and management.
  • The ability to think strategically, set clear direction and effectively command the confidence of a range of audiences.
  • Excellent inter-personal and communication skills, including experience of building networks, managing complex relationships and effectively influencing senior stakeholders.
  • The ability to lead a complex, commercial public sector asset with the credibility to interface with regulators and government.

Helpful additional characteristics and experience include experience of working with the public sector, as well as being change oriented, with a track record of supporting complex transformation within organisations, including operational, organisational and cultural change. Experience of developing and implementing long-term strategies within delivery organisations and experience of delivering large, complex multi-year programmes, particularly infrastructure in a highly regulated, safety-critical, environment. Experience of supporting organisations to develop a high quality, high performing, diverse and inclusive workforce at all levels of the organisation may also be beneficial.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 18th June.

AWE’s ambition is to create workplaces where we recognise and celebrate differences, encourage diverse contributions and our employees feel able to be themselves at work. We are striving to create a genuine culture of openness and inclusion and encourage applications from all. We believe that talent is talent – no matter what a person’s gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or social background. The nature of what we do does mean that there are certain requirements for anyone who comes to work for us.

AWE plc 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


Competition and Markets Authority
Chief Operating Officer

Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh, London or Manchester
2404-073L

The Competition and Markets Authority drives market outcomes that benefit people and businesses across the UK. Our work is high profile, continually evolving and intellectually stimulating with a regular presence in national media and of interest around the world. We are an independent non-ministerial government department and is the UK’s principal competition and consumer protection authority. We help people, businesses and the UK economy by promoting competitive markets and tackling unfair behaviour.

The integrity, resilience and future-proofing of our operating model is critical to deliver the CMA's purpose: to help people, businesses and the UK economy by promoting competitive markets and tackling unfair behaviour. As the CMA prepares to take on substantial new responsibilities including a new regime to promote competition in digital markets under the Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill, we are growing in scale, expanding in locations across the UK and diversifying our talent pool.

The Chief Operating Officer (COO) will report to the Chief Executive and work in close partnership with the Chief People Officer, the Chief Data, Technology and Insights Officer, the Senior Executive Team and the Board to deliver first class Corporate Services and ensure the overall operational integrity and efficiency of the CMA’s activities to enable the CMA to deliver timely and impactful outcomes for people, businesses and the UK economy.

As a key member of the CMA’s Senior Leadership Team, you will be expected to play an active role in the ongoing corporate management and development of the organisation. We expect all our senior leaders to be: Inspiring, about our work and its future; Confident in our engagement with others; and Empowering, to allow our teams to deliver.

The CMA 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 Position Specification below. 

The closing date for applications is 23:55 on June 3rd.

 

Position Specification


Amref Health Africa
Group Finance Director

Nairobi, Kenya
2402-020L

Amref Health Africa, the largest African-based international health development organization, is seeking a Group Finance Director to join its team in Nairobi, Kenya. As a key member of the Group Leadership Team, you will play a strategic role in managing the finances of the Amref Group, which includes Amref Health Africa, Amref Flying Doctors, and Amref International University, with operations in 35 African countries and reaching over 40 million people.

The Group Finance Director will succeed the Group CFO who will retire in Q3 2025 and spearheads financial leadership with a dynamic focus on managing a substantial budget of USD 250 million. Responsibilities include developing financial strategies aligned with the organization's mission, overseeing financial analysis, budgeting, and forecasting, ensuring compliance with regulations, and providing timely reports to senior personnel and governance bodies.

The ideal candidate will have 12-15 years of progressive management experience, including board-level representation, and a strong understanding of international financial markets. Exceptional leadership, strategic thinking, and communication skills are required.

Amref Health Africa is an equal opportunity employer and will give fair consideration to all applicants for employment.

Amref Health Africa 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 Position Specification below.

The closing date for applications is 23:59 on Friday, 14th June 2024.

 

Position Specification