Executive Opportunities

Position Title Organization Job/Reference Number Location Closing Date
CEO, Smart Power X Rockefeller Foundation 2103-009L New York/Washington DC
Non-Executive Director Crown Commercial Service P2012-047L London 02/05/2021
Executive Director DNDi 2011-041L Geneva 15/05/2021
Master Christ's College, University of Cambridge 2102-062L Cambridge 25/04/2021
Chief Operating Officer WHO Foundation 2101-007SZ Geneva 31/03/2021
Director of Programming WHO Foundation 2101-016L Geneva 31/03/2021
Director of Innovative Finance WHO Foundation 2101-008BL Geneva 31/03/2021
Director of Development WHO Foundation 2101-017L Geneva 31/03/2021
Consultant Russell Reynolds Associates P2103-010L London 29/03/2021
Vice President Policy and Partnerships European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) 2103-018L London 28/03/2021

Rockefeller Foundation
CEO, Smart Power X


New York/Washington DC
2103-009L

​The Rockefeller Foundation is seeking to appoint the founding CEO of Smart Power X ('SPX'), 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 SPX.  In launching SPX, 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.

The CEO of SPX will be a leader of vision, intellectual breadth, practical entrepreneurial and partnership building experience to build the initiative along with the Board and create immediate impact and a legacy for the future. This person will create a world-class organisation with a powerful voice and champion its mission to end energy poverty.  

Eventually reporting to, and working closely with the Board of Directors, the CEO will be responsible for the strategic, programmatic, financial, and operational leadership of the organisation. S/he will ensure that the organisation's governance, programmes, and engagement are ethical, transparent, aligned and supportive of the Rockefeller's values and core commitments.

The CEO will be an inclusive leader who will work closely with the Board, partners, senior leadership team, and staff to frame the strategy and agenda of the organisation, build its brand, establish new partnerships, and enhance its relevance, influence, and practical contribution. 

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 2103-009L 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.

Position Specification

Crown Commercial Service
Non-Executive Director


London
P2012-047L

The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) plays a vital role in helping the public sector buy goods and services to deliver maximum value for the taxpayer. Using their commercial expertise, CCS helps thousands of public and third sector buyers in the UK to purchase everything from locum doctors and laptops to police cars and electricity. It is the biggest public procurement organisation in the UK and the collective purchasing power of its customers, combined with its first-class procurement knowledge, means it can get the best commercial deals in the interests of taxpayers.

An opportunity exists to appoint a new Non-Executive Director to the Board of CCS. Led by the Non-Executive Chair, Tony Van Kralingen, the CCS Board is responsible for oversight of the organisation, with emphasis on its strategic direction, management control, and corporate governance. Non-Executive Directors make decisions covering the strategy and direction of the organisation, adding value by offering counsel, advice, and challenge.

CCS is seeking an exceptional individual to join our Board as a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Customer Committee to ensure that CCS is properly and effectively customer-focused in all its activities.  Providing scrutiny, governance and strategic leadership grounded in board/executive committee level experience, you will bring a successful track record of leadership in complex customer-focused environments. To complement our existing Board, we are particularly interested in hearing from individuals who have experience in leading the growth of an organisation, by developing a strong customer centric business model (including customer segmentation) together with a track record in building the capability, and leading the successful outcomes of sales teams.

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

CCS 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 specficiation below.

The closing date for applications is 23:59 on 2nd May 2021.

Position Specification 

Additional Documents

DNDi
Executive Director


Geneva
2011-041L

DNDi is seeking to appoint its next Executive Director to lead the international non-profit, medical research and development (R&D) organization as of late 2022. 

DNDi develops infectious diseases treatments for neglected patients and uses the power of innovation, open science, partnerships, and advocacy to find solutions to the lack of medicines for life-threatening diseases that disproportionately impact poor and marginalized people.

DNDi was launched in 2003 by four leading public research institutes in Brazil, India, Kenya, and Malaysia, as well as the Institut Pasteur and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO). MSF dedicated a portion of its 1999 Nobel Peace Prize Award to help steer its inception.

DNDi has developed and introduced eight new treatments for five neglected tropical diseases and viral diseases, working with more than 200 partners in over 40 countries.  By 2028, it intends to have deployed 25 treatments for neglected infectious diseases, while enhancing access to treatment and contributing to a more sustainable and fair research and development ecosystem.

The Executive Director leads the global organization to deliver its strategic objectives, and mobilizes partners, donors, and the global health community. The role demands a deep understanding of public health and/or drug development, a profound appreciation of field realities, ideally informed by a formative experience, and the aspiration to engage clinicians, researchers, public institutions and industry in low-resource settings alongside global partners. This is an exciting opportunity for an accomplished leader with experience in managing diverse global teams and shaping the strategy of an innovative institution.

With a staff of 250 in nine offices on four continents, DNDi's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is both an essential part of its culture and among the factors of its success. DNDi does not tolerate any act of discrimination, which it sees as a barrier to equality of opportunity, inclusion, human rights as well as organizational effectiveness.

Russell Reynolds Associates are assisting DNDi with this appointment. For further information, please follow the link to the position specification below. 

The closing date for applications is 12:00 PM (BST), 15 May 2021.

Position Specification

Christ's College, University of Cambridge
Master


Cambridge
2102-062L

The Governing Body of Christ's College intends to elect a new Master as head of the College to succeed Professor Jane Stapleton, whose tenure comes to an end in August 2022.

Founded by Lady Margaret Beaufort in 1505, Christ's College is located on a garden site in the centre of Cambridge. While academic excellence is especially prized at Christ's, all members are encouraged to explore a wide range of outside interests, and numerous extra-curricular activities flourish among the students – including sport, music, drama, films, and debating. The College is small enough to be friendly and personal, yet large enough for all members to be able to find others with interests to match their own.

The Master chairs the Governing Body, where ultimate decision-making authority rests. In so doing, the Master contributes to the strategic decisions taken by the College and facilitates the debate and discussion needed to achieve consensus. The Master is also the outward-facing leader of the College, within the University of Cambridge and to the wider world.

Christ's seeks applications from suitably qualified candidates who have achieved distinction in their professional field. Qualified candidates will demonstrate an affinity with the academic purpose of the College and possess the intellectual stature to command the respect of the Fellowship. They will be accomplished leaders, ready to embrace and advance the College's vision as a diverse community, and able to foster excellent relationships with alumni, benefactors and potential donors.

Christ's College 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. 

The closing date for applications is 23:59 on 25th April 2021.

Position Specification


WHO Foundation
Chief Operating Officer


Geneva
2101-007SZ

The WHO Foundation is an independent grant-making foundation that is unique in the area of world health. Its aim is to enhance the global public health system through the resource it raises and in the way it uses it. Impact, innovation, and service are the values that inform everything it does.

By funding high-impact initiatives and advancing strategies of innovation, effectiveness, and rapid response, in the World Health Organisation (WHO) and its partners, the Foundation strengthens the global health ecosystem. Headquartered in Geneva and legally independent from WHO, the Foundation works with individual donors, the general public and corporate partners to strengthen health systems globally. Specifically, the WHO Foundation supports global public health needs, from prevention, mental health, and non-communicable diseases to emergency preparedness, outbreak response and health system strengthening.

The WHO Foundation has been created to complement resources to support WHO and its implementing partners in this vital work. Anil Soni is the Foundation's first CEO. He is now building the team that will give shape to this vision and lead the organisation in the realisation of its initial target of $1 billion of new funding. For more information please visit the foundation's website.

WHO Foundation Strategic Objectives

  • Support the global health ecosystem and promote health as a global public good.
  • Conduct advocacy campaigns that will: support the implementation of WHO GPW; support WHO implementing partners (IPs); promote WHO's leadership in global health and strengthen its independence.
  • Support the financing of WHO's GPW13 (and subsequent GPWs) by complementing WHO's resource mobilisation strategy and facilitating areas where WHO is not traditionally structured and equipped, including modalities for engagement and fundraising with HNWI and the general public.​

The programming of the WHO Foundation is divided into 3 thematic areas: (i) keep the world safe, (ii) promote health, and (iii) serve the vulnerable; these themes are adapted regionally for fundraising purposes, so that HNWI, corporate actors and the general public in each region can fund projects that will interest them in their region. These themes are the basis for programming, the baskets from which the Foundation will identify projects.

The Chief Operational Officer (COO) will be responsible for the “engine room" of the WHO Foundation. S/he will ensure the optimal day-to-day operation while supporting the CEO in developing and driving the strategic agenda. Specifically, the COO will be responsible for Finance and Accounting, Human Resources, and IT. The COO will also support the CEO in interactions with the Board of Directors as well as other critical stakeholders.

The WHO 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 2101-007SZ in the email subject line.

The WHO Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.  

​Position Specification

WHO Foundation
Director of Programming


Geneva
2101-016L

The WHO Foundation is an independent grant-making foundation that is unique in the area of world health. Its aim is to enhance the global public health system through the resource it raises and in the way it uses it. Impact, innovation, and service are the values that inform everything it does.

By funding high-impact initiatives and advancing strategies of innovation, effectiveness, and rapid response, in the World Health Organisation (WHO) and its partners, the Foundation strengthens the global health ecosystem. Headquartered in Geneva and legally independent from WHO, the Foundation works with individual donors, the general public and corporate partners to strengthen health systems globally. Specifically, the WHO Foundation supports global public health needs, from prevention, mental health, and non-communicable diseases to emergency preparedness, outbreak response and health system strengthening.

The WHO Foundation has been created to complement resources to support WHO and its implementing partners in this vital work. Anil Soni is the Foundation's first CEO. He is now building the team that will give shape to this vision and lead the organisation in the realisation of its initial target of $1 billion of new funding. For more information please visit the foundation's website.

WHO Foundation Strategic Objectives

  • Support the global health ecosystem and promote health as a global public good.
  • Conduct advocacy campaigns that will: support the implementation of WHO GPW; support WHO implementing partners (IPs); promote WHO's leadership in global health and strengthen its independence.
  • Support the financing of WHO's GPW13 (and subsequent GPWs) by complementing WHO's resource mobilisation strategy and facilitating areas where WHO is not traditionally structured and equipped, including modalities for engagement and fundraising with HNWI and the general public.

The programming of the WHO Foundation is divided into 3 thematic areas: (i) keep the world safe, (ii) promote health, and (iii) serve the vulnerable; these themes are adapted regionally for fundraising purposes, so that HNWI, corporate actors and the general public in each region can fund projects that will interest them in their region. These themes are the basis for programming, the baskets from which the Foundation will identify projects.

The WHO Foundation seek an international leader with strong intellectual and strategic breadth, combined with practical operational knowledge across public health and ability to forge and manage strategic relationships. This individual will lead the Programming strategy and its execution for WHO Foundation along with the CEO, the Board of Directors, and the Investment Committee while the Foundation grows aggressively. It is imperative that the Director of Programming plays a central role in setting the Programming vision for WHO Foundation, aligned with its strategic objectives while functioning as a bridge between the Foundation and broader public health architecture around the world.

The WHO 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 2101-016L in the email subject line.

The WHO Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.  

Position Specification 

WHO Foundation
Director of Innovative Finance


Geneva
2101-008BL

The WHO Foundation is an independent grant-making foundation that is unique in the area of world health. Its aim is to enhance the global public health system through the resource it raises and in the way it uses it. Impact, innovation, and service are the values that inform everything it does.

By funding high-impact initiatives and advancing strategies of innovation, effectiveness, and rapid response, in the World Health Organisation (WHO) and its partners, the Foundation strengthens the global health ecosystem. Headquartered in Geneva and legally independent from WHO, the Foundation works with individual donors, the general public and corporate partners to strengthen health systems globally. Specifically, the WHO Foundation supports global public health needs, from prevention, mental health, and non-communicable diseases to emergency preparedness, outbreak response and health system strengthening.

The WHO Foundation has been created to complement resources to support WHO and its implementing partners in this vital work. Anil Soni is the Foundation's first CEO. He is now building the team that will give shape to this vision and lead the organisation in the realisation of its initial target of $1 billion of new funding. For more information please visit the foundation's website.

WHO Foundation Strategic Objectives

  • Support the global health ecosystem and promote health as a global public good.
  • Conduct advocacy campaigns that will: support the implementation of WHO GPW; support WHO implementing partners (IPs); promote WHO's leadership in global health and strengthen its independence.
  • Support the financing of WHO's GPW13 (and subsequent GPWs) by complementing WHO's resource mobilisation strategy and facilitating areas where WHO is not traditionally structured and equipped, including modalities for engagement and fundraising with HNWI and the general public.

The programming of the WHO Foundation is divided into 3 thematic areas: (i) keep the world safe, (ii) promote health, and (iii) serve the vulnerable; these themes are adapted regionally for fundraising purposes, so that HNWI, corporate actors and the general public in each region can fund projects that will interest them in their region. These themes are the basis for programming, the baskets from which the Foundation will identify projects. ​

The Director of Innovative Finance is responsible for engaging with individual donors, the general public, corporate partners, co-investors, advisors and other partners to catalyse and structure the private financing. S/he will be responsible for the design and implementation of financial solutions and mechanisms that create scalable and effective ways of channeling private resources from the global financial markets, in coordination with WHO and other stakeholders. S/he is responsible for developing the Foundation's impact and program related investing strategy and portfolio construction process aligned with the Foundation's mission of funding high-impact initiatives with the purpose to strengthen health systems globally. The Director will lead the development and execution of the Innovative Finance strategy, build-out the team & networks, and work closely with the Foundation's Program Directors.

The WHO 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 2101-008BL in the email subject line.

The WHO Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.  

Position Specification 

WHO Foundation
Director of Development


Geneva
2101-017L

The WHO Foundation is an independent grant-making foundation that is unique in world health. Its aim is to enhance the global public health system through the resource it raises and in the way it uses it. Impact, innovation, and service are the values that inform everything it does.

By funding high-impact initiatives and advancing strategies of innovation, effectiveness, and rapid response in the World Health Organisation (WHO) and its partners, the Foundation strengthens the global health ecosystem. Headquartered in Geneva and legally independent from WHO, the Foundation works with individual donors, the general public and corporate partners to strengthen health systems globally.

Specifically, the WHO Foundation supports global public health needs, from prevention, mental health, and non-communicable diseases to emergency preparedness, outbreak response, and health systems strengthening.

The WHO Foundation has been created to complement resources to support WHO and its implementing partners in this vital work. Anil Soni is the Foundation's first CEO. He is now building the team that will give shape to this vision and lead the organisation in the realisation of its initial target of $1 billion of new funding. For more information please visit the foundation's website.

The Director of Development is a critical member of the leadership team at the Foundation. The successful candidate can facilitate true innovation and impact across global public health systems. In partnership with the CEO, this person will be responsible for securing $1 billion from a combination of individual philanthropists, corporations, and innovative mass giving campaigns worldwide. S/he will also play a key role in the brand and culture building of the Foundation, designing impactful communication and partnership strategies to ensure global awareness and excitement about the work of the Foundation. ​

The successful candidate will possess an impressive track record of raising private capital for global public good, with a strong international network of potential partners and donors on which to call upon to enable this work. S/he will bring subject matter expertise in philanthropy and fund development. S/he will thrive in a start-up environment, energized by the opportunity to support the CEO in culture creation. Highly strategic and data-driven, s/he will also possess a strong team-orientation, with the values of impact, innovation, and service informing their approach to this exciting work.

The WHO 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 2101-017L in the email subject line.

The WHO Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Position Specification 

Russell Reynolds Associates
Consultant


London
P2103-010L

If you are interested in solving complex leadership questions and working on a daily basis alongside CEOs, Chairs, leaders of the world's top companies and private equity investors  as they change both organisations and industries, then you should explore a career as a leadership advisory consultant at Russell Reynolds Associates. Our consultants leverage industry knowledge and expertise to advise our clients on recruiting and retaining outstanding and impactful leaders who will drive organisational growth and success.    You can find out more at:  Leadership Advisory & Executive Search Services: Russell Reynolds Associates | RRA

For over 50 years, Russell Reynolds Associates has been helping our clients to identify, attract and recruit the best possible talent and to make the most of the talent they have.  We have 46 offices across North and South America, EMEA, and Asia/Pacific, covering all major business regions. A dynamic, global research and knowledge network supports more than 400 experienced consultants.  We lead around 3,500 engagements annually, across a broad range of industries and functional roles.​

While those who succeed as consultants at Russell Reynolds Associates can come from a range of experiences and paths, they show universal success in driving complex processes, delivering compelling solutions, and growing deep relationships.  Entrepreneurial drive and intellectual agility are key traits as well as the confidence to work on a global basis with CEOs, Board Chairs and other senior leaders.

We are open to discussions with candidates who are interested in learning more about leadership advisory and executive search, though we currently have needs in the following areas:

  • Fintech
  • Risk
  • Private Equity

Many of those we hire into Russell Reynolds Associates come from outside of Executive Search and we have many successful consultants who have made the transition from Management and Strategy Consultancy, Leading Corporations and Banking.

For further information about roles on offer and how to apply, please follow the link to the position specification below.   

The closing date for applications is 10:00am, Monday 29th March 2021. 

Position Specification 

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Vice President Policy and Partnerships


London
2103-018L

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) seeks to appoint a Vice President Policy and Partnerships (VP, P&P). Reporting to the First Vice President, the VP, P&P plays a critical role in the leadership of the EBRD and is a member of the Bank's Executive Committee. The VP has overall responsibility for the formulation, communication, coordination and implementation of the Bank's country and sector strategies and its wider policy engagement. This VP also oversees the Bank's relationships with a wide range of external stakeholders.

The VP, P&P heads a team of some 230 staff. It is organised into two larger business groups: External Relations & Partnerships and Economics, Policy & Governance. In addition, there are two further departments Capital Markets Development and Country Strategy, Results Management & EU Affairs and. The responsibilities across these teams include but are not limited to assessment of the transition impact of the Bank's investments, results management, and management of essential donor and partner relations. 

The EBRD invests in changing lives. Through the Bank's projects, business services and involvement in high-level policy reform, the EBRD is doing more than ever before across three continents. Everything the EBRD does pursues the goal of advancing the transition to open, market economies, whilst fostering sustainable and inclusive growth. The Bank is active in 38 economies across three continents, from the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean, to Central and Eastern Europe, to Central Asia and in 2020 invested a record €11 billion.

The EBRD is owned by 69 countries, as well as the European Union and the European Investment Bank. The EBRD President is currently Odile Renaud-Basso. Each of the 71 shareholders is represented on the Board of Governors, which has overall authority over the EBRD.

The role is based in London and the term of appointment is for a fixed-term of four years. ​​

EBRD 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 EBRD Website.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 28th March at midnight UK time.


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