Executive Opportunities

Position Title Organization Job/Reference Number Location Closing Date
Chief Operating Officer Cancer Research UK 2007-075L London 25/09/2020
Government Chief Digital Officer Cabinet Office P2008-007L London, Manchester and Bristol with national travel 21/09/2020
NED and Chair of the Risk Committee CDC Group plc 2008-035L London 14/09/2020
Chair Crown Agents 2006-070L London 10/08/2020
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

Cancer Research UK
Chief Operating Officer


London
2007-075L

​Cancer Research UK (CRUK) is the world's leading independent charity dedicated to cancer research. We carry out scientific research to help prevent, diagnose and treat cancer and we have discovered new ways to beat cancer that together have saved hundreds of thousands of lives across the world. CRUK is at the heart of the progress that has already seen survival in the UK double in the last 40 years. Our ambition is to accelerate progress so that by 2034, 3 in 4 people will survive their cancer for at least 10 years and our pioneering work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer has helped save millions of lives.

CRUK is an inspirational place to work, the pride and passion of its people is second to none. It supports research into all aspects of cancer through the work of over 4,000 staff and 20,000 volunteers, and in addition reach some 23 million people per annum who have concerns about cancer through its About Cancer website. However, CRUK receives no funding from the UK government for its life-saving research, and has not been immune to the impact of the recent Covid-19 crisis, with both its research programmes and income streams disrupted. It is against this backdrop that CRUK are seeking a new Chief Operating Officer (COO) who will implement a revised corporate plan and drive through a transformation agenda.

The COO will be a member of Executive Board, reporting directly to the CEO, and responsible for the operations and efficiency of the charity. The COO will be an ambitious and engaging leader who will establish a new operational support model for CRUK and set and achieve goals for performance, transformation, improvement and efficiency. Overseeing key operations including finance, human resources, technology, they will inspire cross-functional teams to solve complex problems and develop innovative answers and accelerate change. They will be a natural collaborator who enjoys building relationships and influencing stakeholders and will bring a track record of successfully leading large-scale business transformation.

The closing date for applications is 25th September 2020.

Cancer Research UK 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, please follow the link to the position specification below. To apply, please send your CV, and supporting statement to responses@russellreynolds.com. Your supporting statement should succinctly highlight your motivation, experience, and skills against the requirements of the role. Please include the role title and reference 2007-075L in the subject of your email.

Position Specification

Cabinet Office
Government Chief Digital Officer


London, Manchester and Bristol with national travel
P2008-007L

​​The UK Government's ambition is to make its digital services the best in the world, exceeding the benchmark set globally by the best public or private sector standards. The coronavirus pandemic has provided new impetus and opportunity to this endeavour. Every decision relies upon the highest quality data and analysis. Every solution will benefit from technical expertise. The combined efforts of the Civil Service Digital Data and Technology (DDaT) profession are integral to the national response, protecting the economy and saving lives. Delivering this requires a major transformational effort: to update or replace numerous legacy technologies, accelerate the move to scalable cloud-based technologies, define the policies and interfaces needed to unlock the potential of the vast Government data sets, and embrace the latest technologies to pioneer ever-more convenient ways to deliver services to citizens and businesses, with ever greater efficiency.

This ambitious agenda will be led by the Government Chief Digital Officer (GCDO), a newly established role at the very centre of Government, reporting directly to the Chief Operating Officer of the Civil Service and will be Permanent Secretary level. The GCDO will be responsible for shaping the digital transformation and innovation strategies for all of Government, growing the technical talent of more than 18,000 DDaT professionals across the Civil Service, and representing the profession to industry and other Government stakeholders worldwide. They will be responsible for overhauling the Government's legacy IT systems, strengthening cyber security, improving capability, and ensuring Government can better leverage data and emerging technologies to design and deliver citizen-centric services that enhance HMG's reputation as the world's most digitally advanced Government.  

The GCDO will be an outstanding senior leader with a proven track record in digital transformation. They will have an established profile and be respected as a senior thought leader in the digital sector, with a strong track record of delivery in complex systems. They will have first-class relationship-building and communication skills, and will deploy sound judgement to make effective decisions, whilst using creativity and innovation to find new solutions to problems.

The closing date for applications is 12.00pm, Monday 21st September 2020.

The Civil Service 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 ​


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CDC Group plc
NED and Chair of the Risk Committee


London
2008-035L

​CDC Group plc is the UK's development finance institution, with the inspiring impact investment mandate to transform lives and achieve a better and more sustainable future for people in Africa and Asia. Whether it's investing in the world's largest solar park in Egypt or establishing a new company to dramatically reduce the cost of medicines, CDC is driven in its mission to be involved in tackling some of the biggest challenges in global development today.

Wholly owned by the UK Government, under the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, CDC operates with an independent board and has net assets of £6.4 billion and a portfolio of £3.9 billion in growing companies across nearly 70 countries. CDC takes an entrepreneurial approach to investment, thinking creatively about ways to deploy capital, and mobilise other investors, to drive transformational impact in support of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. In 2019, CDC committed £1.6 billion of capital across 54 transactions in Debt, Equity, Infrastructure, Funds & Capital Partnerships, and continued to expand its presence in Africa and South Asia with further new offices opening throughout 2020.

CDC is seeking an exceptional and experienced individual motivated by the company's mission and values to join the Board as a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Risk Committee. The successful candidate will provide an independent viewpoint to contribute to the successful development of the organisation and its proper governance, ensuring that the execution of CDC's strategy is consistent with its ambition to be the highest calibre impact investing organisation. S/he will also play a leading role in championing risk management across the organisation and on the Board

All candidates will be expected to evidence a passion for development finance as well as an understanding of, and commitment to, CDC's mission. S/he will have deep experience in emerging markets and bring multi-asset commercial nous to the position, along with relevant investment experience. Exposure to an African or South Asian context and an understanding of the UK government and political environment are desirable.

The successful candidate will bring a holistic view of risk to the organisation, helping the Chief Risk Officer to build capability in the function and the understanding of risk across the business. They will be comfortable dealing with a range of high profile, international stakeholders, as well as talking to individuals at all levels within CDC. The time commitment is expected to be c.20 days per annum.

CDC is committed to diversity and providing equal opportunities for all. Applications are welcome irrespective of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or disability.

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

For further information on the position and additional details on qualifications, requirements, please follow the link to the position specification below.  To apply for the position, please send a CV and supporting statement to responses@russellreynolds.com and quote 2008-035L in the subject line of your email.

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

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