Executive Opportunities

Position Title Organization Job/Reference Number Location Closing Date
Estates Bursar All Souls College, University of Oxford 2009-044L Oxford 26/10/2020
Chief Executive Officer, Government Digital Service Cabinet Office 2008-055L London, Manchester and Bristol 23/10/2020
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

All Souls College, University of Oxford
Estates Bursar


Oxford
2009-044L

Founded in the 1430s and situated in the heart of Oxford, All Souls is distinct among Oxford colleges for its focus on academic research. It is a thriving academic institution comprised of a distinguished group of Fellows in the Humanities, Law, Social and Natural Sciences, and Mathematics. Its Fellows are involved in teaching and supervision of research at Oxford but there are no undergraduate members of the College. Through its Fellows and otherwise, the College has strong ties to public life.

The College is seeking a new Estates Bursar, who will be responsible for overseeing the College's investments, which are in both the financial markets and property, and the income from which finances the ​College's activities. He or she will become a Fellow and a member of the College's Governing Body, which determines the strategic direction of the College and maintains it as a world-leading place of education, learning and research. In addition to managing the property and financial investments across the endowment, he or she will be central to the College's financial planning and operations, and will be actively involved in discussions and collective decisions that will impact the College for the long term.

The Estates Bursar will be, or have been, a senior asset and investment manager with a wide range of experience, an impeccable reputation and an instinctive understanding of financial markets.  She or he will bring experience, perspectives and expertise in multiple asset classes, along with a global mindset. Ideally, they will have had both public and private markets experience in senior positions, and they must be intellectually agile, capable of making sound decisions from a strong analytical base, and able to work in collegial fashion with academic colleagues. Experience in property held for income, investment and development potential is desirable.

All Souls College has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to advise on this appointment. For further information about the position and additional details on how to apply, please follow the link to the position specification below. 

Position Specification 

Additional Documents 

Cabinet Office
Chief Executive Officer, Government Digital Service


London, Manchester and Bristol
2008-055L

The Government Digital Service (GDS) is situated at the heart of the Cabinet Office, overseeing digital transformation and innovation strategies for all of Government. Since its creation in 2011, the service has worked with departments and local authorities to help in the delivery of services that meet the needs of users, save money, and improve the efficiency of the public sector. It is responsible for growing technical talent across the Civil Service and representing the 18,000-strong digital, data and technology (DDaT) profession to industry and other Government stakeholders worldwide.

The Chief Executive Officer of GDS is a Director General level post, and the successful candidate will be responsible for creating and implementing a vision and strategy for the delivery of common components, products and platforms that meet departments' diverse needs and citizens' growing expectations. They will assure and oversee the implementation of technical strategies that will deliver robust, scalable and elegant products that will transform Government services and will oversee the GDS budget. The Chief Executive chairs the GDS Executive Board, managing and overseeing performance, delivery, risk, budget and people.

We are seeking an inspiring and talented senior leader with a proven track record in digital transformation and service delivery, passionate about technology and about solving some of society's hardest problems through product solutions. The Chief Executive will need deep experience of leading teams that develop, deliver and run digital products to scale in complex private or public organisations. They will be a champion of user-centred design, with a deep understanding of user behaviour and have the ability to influence and be highly credible with specialist technical and non-technical audiences, including with the public sector and industry, civil servants and Ministers.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon, Friday 23rd October 2020.

The Civil Service is committed to equality for all and welcomes applications from candidates from diverse backgrounds.

The Cabinet Office 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 

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

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