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Organization

Position Title

Job/Reference Number

Location

Closing Date

Coalition For Epidemic Preparedness Innovations

Executive Director, Vaccine Research and Development 2401-002L London March 3rd

Principles for Responsible Investment

Chief Responsible Investments Solutions Officer P2401-144L London March 1st

Financial Conduct Authority

Change Director P2312-093L-A  London   February 16th 

Financial Conduct Authority

 Head of Department  P2312-093L-B  London  February 16th 

Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW)

Non-Executive Directors
2401-035L  London  February 16th  

Government Property Agency (GPA)

Chief Executive Officer P2311-161L London February 25th 

Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs

Director General Food, Biosecurity and Trade
 2310-123L  Newcastle, Bristol, York, or London February 12th 

Director, Health Security

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance 2309-015L
Geneva, Switzerland February 16th

Coalition For Epidemic Preparedness Innovations
Executive Director, Vaccine Research and Development

London
2401-002L

The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) seeks to appoint an Executive Director, Vaccines Research & Development.

CEPI is an innovative global partnership between public, private, philanthropic, and civil society organisations working to accelerate the development of vaccines against emerging infectious diseases and enable equitable access to these vaccines for affected populations during outbreaks. CEPI supports coordinating activities to improve their collective response to epidemics, strengthening capacity in countries at risk, and advancing the regulatory science that governs product development. CEPI is able to leverage its unique connecting role — a coalition of vaccine developers, manufacturers, sovereign governments, philanthropies, civil society and global health organisations — and extensive networks to pool and deploy resources in ways that nation states often cannot.

The Executive Director, Vaccines Research & Development will help the organisation to achieve their goals by providing effective leadership of the Research & Development (R&D) division, and managing CEPI’s portfolio of vaccine and select biological medical countermeasure development programs. They will also manage related enabling science programs and regulatory initiatives, ensuring R&D delivery against the CEPI strategic plan, and identifying new scientific opportunities aligned with and that will advance CEPI’s vision and mission. The ideal candidate brings vaccine R&D experience, excellent leadership skills, international experience and a collaborative approach. The role is based in London, the UK.

CEPI has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to assist with this appointment. To apply, please send your CV, and supporting statement to responses@russellreynolds.com by closing date March 3, 2024

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Principles for Responsible Investment
Chief Responsible Investments Solutions Officer

London
P2401-144L

The PRI is the world’s leading proponent of responsible investment. It works to understand the investment implications of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors and support an international network of investor signatories in incorporating these factors into their investment and ownership decisions. The PRI is a global membership organisation that has grown significantly since it was founded in 2006 by a small group of investors in partnership with the UN Global Compact and UNEP Finance Initiative.

The CRISO role is a critical hire for the organization and they will focus on supporting signatories to progress their responsible investment practices in two core priorities. The first is to identify the needs of investors and to develop useful solutions that will enable them to progress as responsible investors. The second aspect is to then operationalise and scale the various solutions to offer the best experience for the signatories. The ideal candidate will have experience working within investor or financial services settings, delivering value to users and stakeholders through products and services. They have proven leadership skills, and experience in developing and managing strategy, business plans, P&L, and resourcing requirements. The position is based in London, UK.

The PRI 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

Please send your application to responses@russellreynolds.com by closing date Friday 1st March

 

Position Specification


Financial Conduct Authority
Head of Department

P2312-093L-B

At the FCA, we’re creating a fair and more resilient financial system. We’re establishing more transparent relationships between financial services and customers, building trust in financial markets and protecting vulnerable consumers.

We’re currently on an exciting journey as we drive forward significant organisational, people, process, and technology transformation to become a more forward-thinking, proactive regulator. We will use data more effectively to drive better regulatory decisions and build greater cohesion across our broad financial services remit.

Significant improvements in digital enablement, business intelligence, market data and information management maturity are all being pursued to maintain our position as a world leader in financial services regulation. At the same time, the type of firms that we regulate continue to grow and our approach to these firms needs to maintain a balance across all our main statutory objectives whilst being proportionate. Artificial Intelligence, Crypto, ESG and Quantum computing are only some of the areas of fast development.

This is an exciting time of change for the FCA and as such our work has never been more important to ensure that we can support the organisation in delivering its ambitious change agenda. The Change Directorate is the custodian of the FCA’s Change Agenda. It plays a unique role in understanding the requirement of divisions and ensuring change is proactively managed by deploying change specialisms to effectively design and deliver change projects across the whole organisation.

We’re looking for a talented and influential Head of Department to play a key strategic partnership role as we transform into a more innovative, adaptive, and assertive regulator. They will enable delivery of the FCA’s strategy and change portfolio safely, on time and to budget, in partnership with the business. This includes business-led operational projects, and enabling product ownership for tech, data, and systems transformation.

The successful candidate will bring substantial experience in shaping change and strong project management delivery knowledge. They will have excellent negotiation, communication, and interpersonal skills with the confidence to develop highly effective relationships with senior stakeholders. This role reports to the Change Director and is a key role within the FCA senior leadership team.

The FCA 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 Friday 16th February 2024.

 

Position Specification


Financial Conduct Authority
Change Director

P2312-093L-A

At the FCA, we’re creating a fair and more resilient financial system. We’re establishing more transparent relationships between financial services and customers, building trust in financial markets and protecting vulnerable consumers.

We’re currently on an exciting journey as we drive forward significant organisational, people, process, and technology transformation to become a more forward-thinking, proactive regulator. We will use data more effectively to drive better regulatory decisions and build greater cohesion across our broad financial services remit.

Significant improvements in digital enablement, business intelligence, market data and information management maturity are all being pursued to maintain our position as a world leader in financial services regulation. At the same time, the type of firms that we regulate continue to grow and our approach to these firms needs to maintain a balance across all our main statutory objectives whilst being proportionate. Artificial Intelligence, Crypto, ESG and Quantum computing are only some of the areas of fast development.

The Change Directorate is the custodian of the FCA’s Change Agenda. It plays a unique role in understanding the requirement of divisions and ensuring change is proactively managed by deploying change specialisms to effectively design and deliver change projects across the whole organisation.

This is an exciting time of change for the FCA and as such our work has never been more important to ensure that we can support the organisation in delivering its ambitious change agenda.

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer (COO), the Director of Change will lead the development of the change capability across the organisation and through the centralised change function. Their primary responsibility will be to deliver the change portfolio and lead the ongoing professionalisation of the Change Directorate. This will include creating and implementing change strategies and plans that maximise agreed objectives and outcomes, manage risks, minimise resistance, working to agreed budgets, timescales, and quality. The function is circa 200 FTE delivering 80 projects and programmes.

Together with the COO, the Change Director will be responsible for the continuing development of the approach to change delivery, project methodology, project and programme management, business analysis and change adoption. The role will promote a strong business partnering ethos, supported by technical expertise and efficient delivery execution oversight, alongside highly developed people skills to create consistency in approach across a dispersed team. They will also be responsible for upskilling staff across the FCA with core project management skills.

The FCA 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 Friday 16th February 2024.

 

Position Specification


Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW)
Non-Executive Directors

2401-035L

This is an exceptional opportunity to join the board of a professional membership body founded by Royal Charter in 1880, with the explicit objective of serving the public interest. 143 years later we continue with that objective in mind, and take great pride as chartered accountants in our obligation to society as trustworthy professionals providing trusted information.

Our profession is influential across the economy, in the public, private and charitable sectors and in every industry imaginable. Our 200,000 members in the UK and around the world provide a critical service to their clients, advising a wide range of businesses who depend upon the provision of that service and the quality of their advice. ICAEW exists to attract, educate and train members, support them, and build and promote our and their reputation and influence.

Our three core foundations: education and training; belonging and supporting; and reputation and influence, each play an important part and are underpinned by the exacting rigour of our qualifications, training and continuing professional development, which is recognised and respected across the world.

ICAEW has recently undertaken a review of its governance and is in the process of defining and implementing actions to ensure best practice for a member-based organisation with a public interest responsibility. Following the recent appointment of the first Board Chair, the Institute is seeking up to six new Board members, including Chairs of the Risk, Audit, and Investment Committees.

The successful candidate(s) will be experienced leaders and have excellent strategic and communication skills. They will be accustomed to situations of complex governance and possess the analytical capability to navigate complex issues, bringing together a broad range of stakeholders. They will balance a natural low-ego approach with resilience in driving collaboration and moving the Board agenda forward decisively. The ICAEW’s values of initiative, insight and integrity will be integral in these appointments, as will the Institute’s commitment to diversity. All candidates must be must be chartered accountants.

ICAEW has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to advise on these appointments. For further information about the positions 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 Friday 16th February 2024.

 

Position Specification


Government Property Agency (GPA)
Chief Executive Officer

P2311-161L

The Government Property Agency (GPA) exists to provide a single Civil Service estate managed for the benefit of all government departments. Creating the GPA in 2018 represented a step change in the way that the Central Government general purpose estate is managed and the GPA’s mission is to deliver best-in-class property and workplace solutions across government.

This is an incredibly exciting time for government property – real estate is at the heart of reinventing Government, and the GPA is central to delivering on the vision of a ‘Modern Civil Service’. The GPA is a transformation agent for government workplaces, workspaces and work practices and as an experienced commercial property leader, this is a challenge you’ll not want to miss!

The primary vision of the GPA is to mirror a commercial property organisation by strengthening commercial incentives and implementing cross-government strategies. This is done through a portfolio approach to property asset management, maximising returns and minimising waste through the identification and implementation of rationalisation opportunities.

As CEO you will provide leadership to the GPA, driving financial benefits, optimising asset efficiency and releasing surplus estate. You will champion transformation, providing government departments and agencies with innovative solutions and specialist asset management and commercial property expertise that enables them to deliver wider business change and you will support the Government’s agenda for regional growth and strengthen the Union. GPA needs a strong CEO to build trusting and collaborative relationships with clients, deliver internal cultural and capability transformation and empower and inspire the organisation to perform at a high-level in order to deliver real benefits to the taxpayer and Government.

This is a unique role with far reaching impact and influence. The Chief Executive will shape and grow the organisation by building its capacity and capability, striving for excellent client service and outcomes, enhancing its reputation, and deliver the promised efficiencies and savings. Influencing across government, with tangible benefits to staff in the public sector and to the public, this role requires a dynamic balance of strategic vision and pragmatism.

The GPA 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 25th February 2024.

 

Position Specification


Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs
Director General Food, Biosecurity and Trade

Newcastle, Bristol, York, or London
2310-123L

This is a critical time to join Defra as we continue to deliver our ambitious agenda, setting global standards in protecting and enhancing our natural environment for future generations and leading the world in food, farming and fisheries, and animal welfare.

Our work profoundly affects people’s lives. In the UK and globally we face an ever more complex set of external challenges, from climate risks, to global food security and supply chain fragility, to cost of living pressures for our citizens. What we do in Defra is vital for human health and happiness, for our economic growth, resilience and wellbeing, and for all the wondrous and diverse forms of nature we share the planet with. We have a vital role to play across government on the economy and Net Zero, on climate adaptation and on national security risks and resilience.

The Director General for Food, Biosecurity and Trade is a key senior leadership role in the Department. Reporting directly to the Permanent Secretary, you will have lead responsibility for a significant portfolio, including the biggest reforms to farm policy and spending in 70 years, the delivery of the agriculture sector’s share of the pathway to Net Zero, and the management of plant and animal disease risks included on the National Risk Register. You will have end-to-end responsibility to set and shape strategy for food, biosecurity and trade, develop government policy across a varied portfolio, to lead major programmes of change, and to oversee operational performance and delivery of three customer-facing Arms-Length Bodies. The role requires the ability to influence on an increasingly international stage as the UK negotiates new trade deals, develops its exports markets and participates in critical global responses to risk, for example food insecurity. This will be underpinned by constructive relations with senior industry stakeholders, Ministers and colleagues across government.

A member of Defra’s Executive Committee, you will play a role in shaping the ambitions, delivery and culture of the Defra Group, as well as contributing as a senior leader across government, with five Director-level reports, including the government’s Chief Veterinary Officer, and line management and oversight responsibility for the work of the Chief Executive Officers of three agencies: the Animal and Plant Health Agency, Rural Payments Agency, and Veterinary Medicines Directorate. In total, your team extends to around 7,000 people, with budget responsibility for c.£3 billion annually.

Candidates for this pivotal role will require strong strategic ability, with a record of translating strategy into successful delivery, operating at scale. Prior experience of performance improvement, programme management and driving change in large systems should be allied to first class stakeholder management skills at a senior level.

Defra 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 Monday 12 February 2024.

 

Position Specification


Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance
Director, Health Security

Geneva, Switzerland
2309-015L

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, is seeking to appoint its first Director for Health Security. Gavi’s 5.1 strategy entails an evolution of the Alliance’s role in Pandemic Preparedness and Response (PPR). As outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs) will only become more likely and frequent in the future, Gavi is building on its current role and experience through the establishment of a dedicated Global Health Security team and will deepen its engagement in responding to VPD outbreaks, epidemics, and pandemics.

Gavi is a public-private partnership committed to saving children's lives and protecting people's health by increasing the 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. Since 2000, Gavi has contributed to the immunisation of over 1 billion children and the prevention of more than 16.2 million future deaths, helping to halve child mortality in 73 lower-income countries and creating economic benefits of over US$ 185 billion for the countries in which it operates.

Gavi plays a key role in improving global health security by supporting health systems, strengthening access to and delivery of vaccines, as well as funding global vaccine stockpiles for ebola, cholera, meningococcal and yellow fever vaccines. Gavi hosted the Office of the COVAX Facility, the Covid Vaccine Delivery Programme, which it co-led with the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), UNICEF and the World Health Organisation (WHO), to deliver nearly 2 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses to 146 countries. Meanwhile,  its five-year strategy, set out in 2019 by the Board, has a vision of “Leaving no one behind with immunisation”. This includes working within Gavi’s mission to save lives and protect people’s health by increasing equitable and sustainable use of vaccines. The Director for Health Security will have a key role in delivering on this mission, establishing and leading the Health Security function. They will coordinate and align across the Gavi  Secretariat, the Alliance, and broader players across the pandemic preparedness and response ecosystem, to enable Gavi and the Gavi Alliance to prepare and effectively respond to future public health emergencies.

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 Friday 16th February
Location: Geneva, Switzerland

Competitive compensation and benefits will be offered
For further information, visit: https://www.gavi.org/

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