Executive Opportunities

Position Title Organization Job/Reference Number Location Closing Date
President & CEO Natural Resource Governance Institute 2005-013L New York 21/08/2020
Chair Crown Agents 2006-070L London 10/09/2020
Director General, Service Excellence Department for Work and Pensions 2005-007L London 02/08/2020
Director of Propositions & Innovation Ordnance Survey 2005-038L
Head of Design & Learning Mastercard Foundation 1912-009L Kigali, Rwanda 10/02/2020
Head of Program Planning Mastercard Foundation 1912-008L Kigali, Rwanda 10/02/2020

Natural Resource Governance Institute
President & CEO


New York
2005-013L

​The Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI)'s mission is to secure a future where countries rich in oil, gas and minerals achieve sustainable, inclusive development—one where people receive lasting benefits from extractives, and the negative impacts associated with the sector are minimized. NRGI is an independent, global non-profit organization that works collaboratively to generate and translate knowledge into policy reform in resource-rich countries. NRGI’s work is funded by philanthropic organizations and national governments. With total staff of over 80 and an annual operating budget of $14 million, NRGI have registered offices in Belgium, Ghana, Tanzania, Peru, the US and the UK. There is a further staff presence in Bolivia, Cameroon, Denmark, France, Guinea, Hungary, Indonesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nigeria, Tunisia, Turkey and Uganda.

NRGI's remit is strategically selective and focused. They work expressly on the extractive sector, guided by the intellectual framework of the Natural Resource Charter. NRGI concentrate on two areas of the sector's decision chain: getting a good deal and revenue management. Going forward, across these areas, they will address particular aspects and implications of the energy transition and of corruption and state capture. NRGI is seeking candidates for the post of President & CEO. This position affords a unique opportunity to work with the preeminent organization expressly devoted to helping people and countries meet the challenges of natural resource wealth and ensure that the resulting revenues are managed for the benefit of citizens—today and for future generations.

Reporting to the Governing Board, the President & CEO is responsible for the strategic, programmatic, financial, and management operations of NRGI. They will ensure that the organization's governance and programs are ethical, transparent and aligned with the NRGI's values and goals.  They will be responsible for managing a complex, global organization with staff in seven countries and projects in more than thirty countries.

NRGI is seeking a leader of stature and recognized authority in global and economic development circles, deeply respected for their contributions to the field, independence of thought, integrity of character, and standing in international policy circles. They will be credible across the nexus of research, policy, and implementation and will demonstrate not only intellectual curiosity and rigor, but also an understanding of how to translate research into policy. In addition, the President must be an able and disciplined manager, able to steer NRGI towards maintaining its strategic focus, delivering on its commitments, and expending its financial and other resources efficiently. 

Above all, they must be able to direct, promote and safeguard NRGI's work and reputation for integrity, impartiality and impactful, evidence-based initiatives and discussions. Qualified candidates will demonstrate the following personal and performance competencies: leadership acumen; setting strategy and achieving results; leadership in the field; evidence-based advocacy and influence; and communication and fundraising skills.

NRGI is committed to promoting diversity in their workforce. Qualified men and women from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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

For further information on the position and additional details on qualifications, requirements, and how to apply, please follow the link to the position specification below.  Please send your application to responses@russellreynolds.com.  When submitting your application, please reference project 2005-013L in the subject line.

The closing date for applications is 21 August 2020.

Position Specification

Crown Agents
Chair


London
2006-070L

​Crown Agents is a not-for-profit business that has been working with leaders around the world since 1833 to deliver increased self-sufficiency and prosperity. It works in over 50 countries across five continents, with delivery offices in 14 countries and subsidiary offices in the United States and Japan.

Crown Agents works in collaboration with others, partnering with the private sector, philanthropists, donors and investors to accelerate progress. It uniquely brings the 'know how' of operational delivery in challenging places and the ability to spot and seize opportunities to make a greater impact and innovate to deliver at scale.

Crown Agents is seeking to appoint a new Chair of its Board, to succeed Marie Staunton CBE. The Chair plays a crucial role in supporting the growth of the organisation and in guiding the deliberation of its Board. Together, the Chair and Board members provide counsel and strategic advice to the organisation as it seeks to fulfil its mission of empowering leaders to accelerate self-sufficiency and prosperity for their communities, businesses, institutions and countries. Operating to the highest ethical standards, Crown Agents roles include the facilitation of transparent public procurement, eliminating opportunities for corruption, creating effective health supply chains, building resilience to climate change and  responding to humanitarian emergencies.

This is an exciting opportunity for an individual who is passionate about driving long-term social impact. The Chair will be a highly sophisticated individual with a strong ethical sense and track record of delivering internationally, together with the capacity and experience to develop important relationships valuable to the organisation's mission and strategic objectives.  He / she will lead a small, well-functioning board, and must be comfortable straddling the strategic and the tactical, engaging in operational and commercial matters where required.

Crown Agents has retained Russell Reynolds Associates 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 visit the position specification which is linked below.

Crown Agents is committed to diversity throughout the organisation and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates.

The closing date for applications is 23:59 on Monday 10 August 2020.

Position Specification

Department for Work and Pensions
Director General, Service Excellence


London
2005-007L

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is responsible for welfare, pensions and child maintenance policy. As the UK's biggest public service department, it administers the State Pension and a range of working age, disability and ill health benefits to around 20 million claimants and customers.

The Director General, Service Excellence is an executive leadership position and is responsible for the development and ownership of the Department's Service Excellence strategy ensuring alignment between strategy and end-to-end service delivery across DWP and providing oversight on efficiency, effectiveness and service transformation. Delivery of these accountabilities requires close multidisciplinary working with all other Director General areas to lead cross cutting service improvements for customers from the tactical to the longer term strategic and transformational making clear prioritisation choices.

The post holder is responsible for leading around 25,000 colleagues in the delivery of child maintenance, retirement provision and fraud, error and debt services as well as the delivery of service transformation and operational efficiency across DWP service delivery. The post holder will have an annual budget of c£1 billion.

The successful candidate will report to the Permanent Secretary in DWP, Peter Schofield, and will be a member of his Department's Executive Team. This team works collaboratively, with a shared responsibility for the leadership and management of the Department operating in line with Ministers' objectives and taking into account the advice and recommendations from the Departmental Board.

This is a critical time for the Department as it emerges from the challenges faced during the Covid-19 outbreak. 1.8m people claimed Universal Credit during the first six weeks of lock-down. As the country recovers from the emergency, the Department will have a crucial role to play in supporting the economic recovery and in helping people get back into work.

Annual salary for the role is approximately £140,000. DWP has retained Russell Reynolds Associates 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.

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

The closing date for applications is 23:59 on Sunday 2 August 2020.

Position Specification

Additional Documents

Ordnance Survey
Director of Propositions & Innovation



2005-038L

​Ordnance Survey (OS) is the National Mapping Service of Great Britain. It creates, maintains, distributes and serves definitive and authoritative location data, products and services. Its digital products and services are relied on by government, businesses and individuals, and support innovation across a variety of markets and new technologies. Location data has the power to create new and exciting opportunities as we move towards a connected digital society. OS uses its valuable data and expertise, built on over 229 years of experience, to contribute to the future success of Great Britain and other nations. OS helps governments make smarter decisions that ensure citizens' safety and security. It shows businesses how to gain a location data edge and helps everyone experience the benefits of the world outside.

The future of OS is exciting as the company has embarked on achieving high levels of commercial growth alongside its agreement with Government and the Consumer business. This will see OS operate globally, continue innovating and leading the way in the geospatial industry.

OS is looking to appoint a Director of Propositions and Innovation (P&I) to develop and deliver a market-led and prioritised proposition, product and services strategy. She/he will lead the proposition creation, product development and innovations disciplines across the business. Innovation has always been at the centre of what OS does. This role  will support the delivery of its commercial aims and its public task – creating, maintaining and disseminating consistent, definitive and authoritative geospatial and cartographic data in the national interest.

The Director, P&I will report directly to the Chief Executive and will be a key member of the executive team. She/he will create the necessary structures and innovation processes to develop strong customer relationships, understand their requirements and develop world-class products and services that address those market opportunities.

The Director, P&I will be a proven, dynamic business leader with experience of leading the proposition, product development and/or innovation capabilities of an established B2B technology-led business. They should bring experience of serving a diverse client base with multiple a complex range of products services and services with multiple applications. International experience would be an advantage. Candidates must be motivated and energetic self-starters with a focus on customer service, innovation, delivering commercial results and building a high-performance commercial team.

OS has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to advise on this appointment. For further information about the position and additional details on qualifications and requirements, please view the position specification via the link below. To express interest in this position, please email responses@russellreynolds.com with a copy of your CV, setting out your career history, with key responsibilities and achievements. Please quote the role title and assignment code P2005-038L in the subject heading of the email.

Position Specification

Mastercard Foundation
Head of Design & Learning


Kigali, Rwanda
1912-009L

Mastercard Foundation – Head of Design & Learning

"Every member of the Mastercard Foundation has been given a gift – an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others. We are honoured, we feel privileged, and we take our responsibility seriously. Our goal is to help 30 million young people to secure dignified and fulfilling work by 2030."

Mastercard Foundation is a private, not-for-profit Foundation operating in over 31 countries with key hubs based across the African continent and in Toronto, Canada. Our vision is a world where everyone can learn and prosper. This means promoting inclusive prosperity on the continent for disadvantaged young people and their families. Achieving our vision will require us to program holistically and to work with others effectively.

Mastercard Foundation seeks to appoint its first Head of Design & Learning. Based in Kigali, Rwanda and reporting to the Chief Program Officer, the Head of Design & Learning delivers enterprise-wide impact through primary responsibility for portfolio design, program integration and innovation, institutional learning, employee innovation, and technical expertise. They will incorporate research-based insights into program design and will ensure continuous learning by assessing the performance and impact of programs and projects, supporting knowledge creation, capture and dissemination. They will cultivate a network of partners and will facilitate co-creation of programs to drive the optimism for Africa's future and scalable impact in Mastercard Foundation's target countries.

Mastercard Foundation has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to assist with this appointment. To apply, please send a CV and supporting statement highlighting briefly your motivation, experience and skills against the requirements of the role to responses@russellreynolds.com, including "1912-009L Head of Design & Learning" in the subject line of your email, or visit www.rraresponses.com. The closing date for the receipt of applications will be 10 February 2020.

Position Specification

Mastercard Foundation
Head of Program Planning


Kigali, Rwanda
1912-008L

"Every member of the Mastercard Foundation has been given a gift – an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others. We are honoured, we feel privileged, and we take our responsibility seriously. Our goal is to help 30 million young people to secure dignified and fulfilling work by 2030."

Mastercard Foundation is a private, not-for-profit Foundation operating in over 31 countries with key hubs based across the African continent and in Toronto, Canada. Our vision is a world where everyone can learn and prosper. This means promoting inclusive prosperity on the continent for disadvantaged young people and their families. Achieving our vision will require us to program holistically and to work with others effectively.

Mastercard Foundation seeks to appoint its first Head of Program Planning. Based in Kigali, Rwanda and reporting to the Chief Program Officer (CPO), the Head of Planning provides strategic planning support to the CPO, coordinating program strategy and operations across countries. They hold primary responsibility for ensuring that the implementation of Young Africa Works is being planned for and adequately resourced, and that the Foundation has and maintains the right strategic Partnerships to achieve it, whilst also overseeing, managing, and closing-out the portfolio of previous programs outside of Young Africa Works and Scholars.

Mastercard Foundation has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to assist with this appointment. To apply, please send a CV and supporting statement highlighting briefly your motivation, experience and skills against the requirements of the role to responses@russellreynolds.com, including "1912-008L Head of Program Planning" in the subject line of your email. The closing date for the receipt of applications will be 10 February 2020.

Position Specification