Executive Opportunities

Position Title

Organization

Job/Reference Number

Location

Closing Date

Director of Technology

UK Health Security Agency

P2112-108L

United Kingdom

07/02/2022

Program Director, Agricultural Methane

Methane Hub

2112-062NA

Open

31/01/2022

Program Director

Methane Hub

2110-233NA

Open

31/01/2022

Chief Partnerships Officer, Methane Hub

Methane Hub

2110-232NA

Open

31/01/2022

Chair of Board of Trustees

British Heart Foundation

2110-085L

United Kingdom

14/01/2022

Non-Executive Chair

Channel 4 Television Corporation

2110-117L

United Kingdom

13/12/2021

Group Director, Spectrum

Ofcom

P2110-050L

United Kingdom

15/12/2021

Managing Director, Global Vaccine Initiative

Rockefeller Foundation

P2110-111L

New York/Washington DC

No closing date

Chief Representative and Vice President, China

Environmental Defense Fund

2109-003CN

Beijing, China

No closing date

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

Rockefeller Foundation

2107-077L

New York/Washington DC

No closing date


UK Health Security Agency
Director of Technology

United Kingdom
P2112-108L

The United Kingdom Health Security Agency (UKHSA) seeks its next Director of Technology. An executive committee position, this is one of the most exciting and challenging technology leadership jobs in the country.

UKHSA is responsible for protecting every member of every community from the impact of infectious diseases, chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear incidents and other health threats. We provide intellectual, scientific and operational leadership at national and local level, as well as on the global stage, to make the nation's health secure. Our immediate and most important priority is to continue the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the longer term, UKHSA will build on the legacy of the COVID-19 response to ensure resilient and scalable infrastructure to secure the UK in the strongest position to protect the public from future threats to health.

We are seeking a Director of Technology who will be integral to supporting UKHSA in its mission to provide health security for the nation. Simply put, virtually everything we do is dependent on technology and data, and the Director of Technology is accountable for ensuring that these critical capabilities meet the requirements of the organisation. UKHSA technology has four objectives: stabilize and scale the existing technology environment; support the deployment of mass testing by building digital channels that support citizen engagement with the testing process; manage the data generated to improve the effectiveness of self-isolation and contact tracing; and continue to develop the new Agency, including transition of legacy architecture.

As the Director of Technology, you will sit on UKHSA’s Executive Committee and will oversee the build of a world-class data infrastructure, ensure the right level of operational support across all UKHSA systems, and develop the Agency’s role as a driver and adopter of technology innovation. You will also be responsible for building and running the technology, including all digital channels.

Managing a budget of up to £800m and a team of circa 150 people directly, and up to 800 indirectly through various partner organisations, the Director of Technology will be able to architect and evolve the existing technology services to meet current and future needs. Meanwhile, you will also develop the long-term resourcing and operating model, to ensure value for money from public resources.

The UKHSA is seeking an exceptional individual, with experience as a senior IT leader in a complex organisation, with experience of having architected cloud-based technology infrastructure and solutions. While technically and operationally strong, the ideal candidate will bring a strength and passion for building and leveraging the most advanced technologies to deliver efficient, stable, and secure systems. They will need proven ability to influence and gain the confidence of a broad range of key stakeholders at senior level, in order to confidently challenge and drive decision making, and develop effective partnerships to deliver services.

The closing date for applications is 23:55 on Monday 7th February 2022.

UKHSA has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to advise on this appointment. For further information about the position and the terms and conditions of service, including how to apply, please follow the link to the Candidate Information Pack below.

In addition to this appointment, UKHSA Technology have a number of other senior positions available. Please visit www.civilservicejobs.service.gov.uk for further information.

The UK Health Security Agency is committed to valuing diversity and promoting equality. We encourage and welcome applications from suitably qualified candidates from all backgrounds regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, and we particularly welcome applications from groups which are currently under-represented in the organisation.

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

Channel 4 Television Corporation
Non-Executive Chair

United Kingdom
2110-117L

The Channel 4 Television Corporation is more than a public service broadcaster, it is a unique and distinctive part of life in the UK. There is nowhere quite like Channel 4. Publicly owned yet commercially funded, it occupies a unique place in the UK's media landscape. Channel 4 was created to be a disruptive, innovative force in UK broadcasting and its role is to represent unheard voices, challenge with purpose, and reinvent entertainment. It broadcasts across the whole of the UK and is available on all digital platforms via a network of 12 television channels including Channel 4, E4, More4, Film4, 4seven and 4Music, as well as All4, the UK’s biggest streaming service. Film4 co-produces feature films for the UK and global markets.

The current Chairman of Channel 4 will step down towards the end of January 2022 and Ofcom is seeking to appoint a successor. The Chair has responsibility for leading the Board which provides strategic direction and ensures that Channel 4’s statutory requirements and public service remit are fulfilled. The Chair also plays a key role in maintaining effective and collaborative relationships with key stakeholders, including with Government. The UK Government is currently consulting on a potential change of ownership of the Corporation, while maintaining its status as a public service broadcaster. In the event a decision is made to pursue a change of ownership of Channel 4, the potential implications for the organisation would be wide-ranging and the Chair would play a central role in stewarding the organisation through such a change.

This backdrop sets the stage for an enormously exciting and ambitious period ahead for the next Chair to lead Channel 4. We are seeking an individual who has been involved in a significant organisation at senior level with a proven track record of strategic planning and stewarding an organisation through a period of change. The person appointed will be someone of considerable stature and reputation within their industry, with experience of exercising financial management, able to handle multiple and competing stakeholders and able to demonstrate leadership and understanding of contemporary consumer facing businesses. Experience of either chairing a company or being involved with a company at board level or its equivalent is essential. A strong interest in broadcast media and/or the digital or communications sectors more generally would be advantageous, as would experience of the broadcasting industry. Experience of building effective and collaborative relationships with Government and regulators would also be helpful. Candidates must also demonstrate personal integrity of a high order and a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion in all its aspects.

The appointment will be made by Ofcom, subject to approval by the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).

The closing date for applications is midday, Monday 13th December 2021.

Channel 4 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 Candidate Information pack below.

Diversity in TV and the media is a top priority for Ofcom and Channel 4. Channel 4’s vision is to build on its heritage as a trailblazer in diversity, with an emphasis on achieving greater inclusion; to be a beacon to the UK industry of what an inclusive, diverse and creative culture can look like. We know diverse teams allow for a more creative and productive environment and therefore encourage applications from qualified candidates irrespective of ethnicity, age, disability or long-term conditions, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, working patterns or religious beliefs.

Candidate Information Pack

Managing Director, Global Vaccine Initiative
Rockefeller Foundation

New York/Washington DC
P2110-111L

The Rockefeller Foundation is seeking a Managing Director to lead cross-functional work and support the Chief, Global Public Health Strategy to develop and execute The Foundation’s Global Vaccination Initiative (GVI) and its vision to ensure equitable access to and optimal uptake of vaccines.

This role requires significant global public health experience and strategic policy development experience at national, multinational, and institutional/NGO levels. This role will lead the development and execution of the Foundation’s strategic vision for ensuring equity in global vaccination programs.

In the light of the COVID- 19 pandemic, the Initiative’s guiding star is to equitably accelerate vaccination delivery in LMICs to achieve 70% vaccination coverage of LMIC populations by mid-2022. The Global Vaccine Initiative will achieve this goal through linkages with regional and global public health networks, by investing in local demand generation tools and approaches, and establish and support regional and global demand Centers of Excellence.

The Managing Director of the Global Vaccine Initiative is a critical member of The Rockefeller Foundation’s Health team, developing and executing the Foundation’s strategic vision for global public health and vaccination -- initially focusing on the distribution and use Covid-19 vaccines effectively, efficiently, and equitably as they become available. This Initiative will invest in, and support programs aimed to increase vaccine awareness, acceptance, and uptake and building stronger systems that can deliver vaccines across the lifespan and prepare countries to respond to pandemic threats.

The Managing Director will work under the direction of the Chief of Global Public Health Strategy and the SVP, Health and will leverage the Foundation’s expertise, networks, and influence to accelerate the impact and effectiveness of Covid-19 vaccination efforts. Specifically, the broader focus on digital technology and data-driven decision-making that provide clear entry points to drive equity in global vaccination. As a trusted partner to key stakeholders, they will use Rockefeller Foundation communications capabilities and voice to advocate for equity and science-based immunization interventions.

The Managing Director will be responsible for working closely with the Chief to (i) develop and execute on the guiding vision and strategy for the Global Vaccination Initiative; (ii) develop and execute high-impact partnerships, grants, and contracts to support and drive results; and (iii) represent the Foundation externally with various stakeholders to drive impact.

The Managing Director will also have additional responsibilities that will be wide ranging and evolve over time as the Foundation delivers on its Mission to collaborate with leading global public health organizations and entities, philanthropic, academic and private sector partners.

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 P2110-111L 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.

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Methane Hub
Program Director, Agricultural Methane

Open
2110-233NA

The Methane Hub has been spearheaded by several major climate funders, including the High Tide Foundation, the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, the Hewlett Foundation, and the Grantham Foundation. They have since been joined by more than 20 other funders. These funders recognize that reducing methane emissions in oil and gas, agricultural, and waste management sectors is the fastest down payment that can be made in the fight against climate change. In addition, momentum is building worldwide to address this crisis. In September 2021, the U.S. and the European Union launched the Global Methane Pledge that targets a voluntary 30% reduction in methane emissions by the end of the decade. An array of other countries have since declared their intention to join the pact upon its launch in Glasgow at COP26 in November.

In this context, The Methane Hub will enable funders to coordinate their giving to support the field of methane work, including communications, advocacy, technical assistance, diplomacy, monitoring and verification, and research. It will serve as a resource and catalyst for the field to take rapid advantage of this unique moment and promote a systematic, globally coordinated approach to the crisis.

The Methane Hub seeks a Program Director to develop cutting edge, impactful, and evidence-based strategies and plans that achieve transformational change and drive down international methane emissions. They will be directly responsible for several grantmaking portfolios across Methane Hub and will work to move funds towards impact at the intersection of climate change and agriculture. They will report to the CEO and serve as a member of the senior management team. They will communicate openly, engage directly and manage productive relationships with grantees. The Program Director will work closely with Methane Hub’s leadership to contribute to research, portfolio development, and management related to grantmaking.

The Methane Hub seeks an accomplished, seasoned leader who will be implicitly driven by the urgent need to reduce methane emissions. They will understand the need to focus this work on the complex and varied global agricultural sector due to its overwhelming impact on the production of methane. They will preferably bring expertise in reducing agricultural methane production. The Program Director will have deep experience in mitigating climate change and possess a corresponding robust network that encompasses both the climate change and agriculture spaces, as well as their intersections. While not essential, experience working across NGOs, government or within agricultural companies could be an advantage. Bringing a global perspective and lens will be important. The Program Director will possess the ability to engage in and incubate a variety of programs at any given time.

Position Specification

Group Director, Spectrum
Ofcom

2109-085L

Ofcom is the independent regulator and competition authority for the UK’s communications sectors. We regulate TV and radio broadcasting, landlines and mobile phones, broadband and postal services, plus the airwaves over which wireless devices operate. Since April 2017 we have also been the regulator of the BBC and we have recently taken on regulation of video-sharing platforms such as Tik Tok. The sectors we regulate have seen, and continue to see, rapid change – and they are central to the modern digital economy. Over the next few years our role will expand into the regulation of security of telecoms networks and into creating a safer life online for everyone by protecting people from harmful content.

One of Ofcom’s central responsibilities is to oversee the management and allocation of the UK’s radio spectrum. This is critical for the telecoms sector as well as for satellite, broadcasting and radio, defence, civil aviation, shipping and scientific research. The Board and Chief Executive, Dame Melanie Dawes, are seeking to appoint a new Group Director, Spectrum to lead this important area of work and serve as a member of Ofcom’s senior management team.

The Group Director, Spectrum leads one of Ofcom’s largest groups, with 250 colleagues across the United Kingdom. The spectrum team’s work is very diverse. It includes strategy and policy making for spectrum management and allocation, underpinned by technical and engineering expertise; the design and management of auctions; working with international partners on the global rules which determine spectrum management across borders; licensing commercial and individual users in the UK and taking action when licence conditions are not met; and ensuring that vital radiowaves are free from interference on a day-to-day basis.

We are looking for a commercially orientated leader who can energise, motivate and provide direction for a highly capable and diverse group, consisting of policy advisers and operational teams, alongside engineers, technologists and other specialists. Excellent collaboration and team working across Ofcom is essential, as Ofcom works to a highly matrixed structure. The Group Director, Spectrum will need to forge strong relationships across the senior management team, ensuring that their group works closely in partnership with those in charge of our broadcasting and telecoms work as well as our corporate and strategy teams, technology group, legal experts and economists.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon, Wednesday 15th December.

Russell Reynolds Associates has been retained 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.

Ofcom is a forward-thinking, inclusive employer and recognises the value of diversity to truly “make communications work for everyone”. Ofcom welcomes diversity in all its forms and encourages applications from qualified candidates irrespective of ethnicity, age, disability or long-term conditions, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, working patterns or religious beliefs.

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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

Methane Hub
Chief Partnerships Officer

Open
2110-232NA

The Methane Hub has been spearheaded by several major climate funders, including the High Tide Foundation, the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, the Hewlett Foundation, and the Grantham Foundation. They have since been joined by more than 20 other funders. These funders recognize that reducing methane emissions in oil and gas, agricultural, and waste management sectors is the fastest down payment that can be made in the fight against climate change. In addition, momentum is building worldwide to address this crisis. In September 2021, the U.S. and the European Union launched the Global Methane Pledge that targets a voluntary 30% reduction in methane emissions by the end of the decade. An array of other countries have since declared their intention to join the pact upon its launch in Glasgow at COP26 in November.

In this context, The Methane Hub will enable funders to coordinate their giving to support the field of methane work, including communications, advocacy, technical assistance, diplomacy, monitoring and verification, and research. It will serve as a resource and catalyst for the field to take rapid advantage of this unique moment and promote a systematic, globally coordinated approach to the crisis.

The Methane Hub is seeking a Chief Partnerships Officer to help facilitate coordination, collaboration, and accelerated impact among its partners. Reporting directly to the CEO, the Chief Partnerships Officer will work closely with Hub leadership to grow methane advocacy in targeted geographies and sectors and build long-term organizational partnerships with grantees. This position will serve as a critical bridge between the organization, grantees and the broader ecosystem dedicated to reducing methane emissions.

The Chief Partnerships Officer will oversee a diverse coalition of partners working to reduce methane emissions across sectors and geographies. The individual will provide grantees with organizational and programmatic support, identify, and fill strategic ecosystem gaps, and help to source effective talent as needed. This leader will also facilitate communication between the network and provide opportunities for capacity-building, convening, and learning. This individual will be seen as the focal point of the network and have a constant pulse on the needs of the grantees.

The Methane Hub seeks a systems and field oriented individual to coordinate an impactful and cohesive coalition of partners working to reduce methane emissions. Candidates must bring a mix of skills in coordination, capacity-building, and trust-based relationship-building. Experience in climate change philanthropy, and start up environments will be valuable, but overall network coordination experience is most important. This individual will be a master connector, trusted convener, and culture carrier. Familiarity working within government, advocacy, and evaluation and learning could be additive.

Position Specification

Methane Hub
Program Director

Open
2110-233NA

The Methane Hub has been spearheaded by several major climate funders, including the High Tide Foundation, the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, the Hewlett Foundation, and the Grantham Foundation. They have since been joined by more than 20 other funders. These funders recognize that reducing methane emissions in oil and gas, agricultural, and waste management sectors is the fastest down payment that can be made in the fight against climate change. In addition, momentum is building worldwide to address this crisis. In September 2021, the U.S. and the European Union launched the Global Methane Pledge that targets a voluntary 30% reduction in methane emissions by the end of the decade. An array of other countries have since declared their intention to join the pact upon its launch in Glasgow at COP26 in November.

In this context, The Methane Hub will enable funders to coordinate their giving to support the field of methane work, including communications, advocacy, technical assistance, diplomacy, monitoring and verification, and research. It will serve as a resource and catalyst for the field to take rapid advantage of this unique moment and promote a systematic, globally coordinated approach to the crisis.

The Methane Hub seeks a Program Director to develop cutting edge, impactful, and evidence-based strategies and plans that achieve transformational change. They will be directly responsible for several grantmaking portfolios across Methane Hub. They will report to the CEO and serve as a member of the senior management team. They will communicate openly, engage directly and manage productive relationships with grantees. The Program Director will work closely with Methane Hub’s leadership to contribute to research, portfolio development, and management related to grantmaking.

The Methane Hub seeks an accomplished, seasoned leader who will be implicitly driven by the urgent need to reduce methane emissions. The Program Director will have deep experience in mitigating climate change and possess a corresponding robust network. While not essential, experience working to combat methane emissions would be an advantage. The Program Director will possess the ability to engage in and incubate a variety of programs at any given time.

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.

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