Executive Opportunities

Position Title Organization Job/Reference Number Location Closing Date
Director Finance Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance 1911-004L Geneva 05/12/2019
Chair Defence Infrastructure Organisation 1909-086L Primarily London with regular travel to other key sites 24/11/2019
WSSCC Executive Director D2 United Nations Office for Project Services 1909-010BL Geneva 22/10/2019
Chief Executive UK Government Investments (UKGI) 1908-055L London 09/10/2019
Director Defensive Cyber & Risk Ministry of Defence 1903-052L Primarily London with regular travel to other key sites 15/09/2019
Director Digital Enablement Ministry of Defence 1903-053L Primarily London with regular travel to other key sites 15/09/2019
Chief, Transfusion Medicine and Cell Therapy Laboratory Service, Department of Laboratory Medicine Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center New York TBD
Chair, Department of Internal Medicine University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center PRJ-1903-206NA Dallas 03/01/2020

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance
Director Finance


Geneva
1911-004L

​Gavi is a public-private partnership committed to save lives and protect people's health by increasing equitable and sustainable use of vaccines in lower-income countries. The Vaccine Alliance brings together developing country and donor governments, the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the World Bank, the vaccine industry, technical agencies, civil society, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and other private sector partners. Since 2000, Gavi has contributed to the immunisation of nearly 700 million children and the prevention of more than 10 million future deaths.

Gavi is seeking to appoint a new Director Finance, who will be a member of the leadership team. The Director will oversee the work of the Finance teams and ensure that Gavi's systems for financial management and oversight are best in class.

The Director Finance will be an effective communicator with non-financial colleagues and a trusted source of advice to the Managing Director, Finance and Operations and the Deputy CEO. The Finance teams are responsible for accounting, treasury, financial control, forecasting and reporting and contribute to advancing the Gavi mission by enabling the organisation to operate in an efficient and cost-effective manner with a risk-based approach fully embedded in its processes.

Candidates for the role will be accomplished leaders of the finance function and accustomed to operating at senior levels in complex international organisations. They will bring an appreciation of Gavi's public private partnerships model and, whether from a global development or commercial background, will display the resilience and leadership to thrive in a multi-stakeholder environment. They will have a broad and diverse experience in the domains of finance, accounting, treasury, processes and controls.

Gavi is committed to diversity within its workforce and encourages applications from all qualified candidates.

The Gavi Alliance 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 refer to the position specification below.       

How to Apply

To apply, please send a full CV together with a supporting statement, briefly highlighting your experience and skills against the requirements of the role, to responses@russellreynolds.com. Please quote the role title and assignment code 1911-004L in the subject heading of the email. All applications will be acknowledged.

The closing date for applications is 5 December 2019.

Job Specification Documents:

Defence Infrastructure Organisation
Chair


Primarily London with regular travel to other key sites
1909-086L

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) is the estate delivery expert for UK defence, supporting the armed forces by building, maintaining and improving infrastructure. This is an exciting opportunity to shape the future of the DIO, building on strong foundations.

We are seeking to appoint an exceptional individual to continue developing the DIO as a customer-focused, safety-conscious, expert delivery organisation. The successful candidate will lead the DIO Board in providing support and challenge to the DIO executive leadership team, working in close partnership with the DIO's sponsor, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) Chief Operating Officer (COO).

The MOD is one of the largest landowners in the country, with an estate equal to almost 2% of the UK land mass and spread over approximately 4,000 sites. The annual budget for the defence estate is around £3.3bn. The DIO manages the estate to ensure its safety, sustainability and rationalisation. The estate is critical to the effectiveness of the armed forces and managing UK defence. It is used for training and accommodation, and provides a base from which operations can be instigated. Additionally, the defence estate has an extensive global footprint, including the Falklands Islands, Gibraltar and Cyprus.

The DIO currently employs around 5,000 people from a diverse range of professions including surveyors, town planners and construction engineers, based across the MOD estate. The DIO is headquartered in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham.

In addition to a strong record of achievement as a leader in large and complex organisations, the successful candidate will need to have operated at board level, with a strong understanding of governance models, an inclusive and collaborative approach to chairing, and excellent stakeholder management skills. Experience in a relevant sector would be desirable, but is not essential, as would prior exposure to working with government.

The MOD 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 below to the job specification documents.

Please note that the successful candidate must be a British national to take up this post.

The closing date for applications is 23:59, Sunday 24 November 2019.

Job Specification Documents:

United Nations Office for Project Services
WSSCC Executive Director D2


Geneva
1909-010BL

The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) is searching for an Executive Director at the D2 level in Geneva.

2 billion people worldwide still lack access to basic sanitation services, and millions of women and girls lack ways to manage their menstruations safely. WSSCC focuses on closing this gap.

Bring your experience, passion and determination to this leadership role and help make WSSCC’s goals a reality.

WSSCC is legally and administratively hosted by UNOPS.

To apply, please send a full CV together with a supporting statement, briefly highlighting your experience and skills against the requirements of the role, to responses@russellreynolds.com. Please quote the role title and assignment code 1909-010BL in the subject heading of the email. All applications will be acknowledged.

The closing date for applications is 22 October 2019.

Job Specification Documents:

UK Government Investments (UKGI)
Chief Executive


London
1908-055L

​UK Government Investments (UKGI) is the government's centre of excellence in corporate finance and corporate governance. Working on some of government's most high profile, interesting and complex commercial tasks, the organisation works closely with both private and public sectors, advising and interacting with ministers, Parliament and Whitehall departments.  UKGI executes all significant corporate asset sales by the UK government, for example, leading on the monetisation of HMG's stake in RBS, and the sale of income contingent student loans. UKGI provides corporate finance advice across government, for example, supporting the government's financial interventions, including into companies in distress. UKGI also acts as shareholder for UK government entities such as the British Business Bank, UK Export Finance, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, Post Office, Homes England, and Highways England.

The Chief Executive will focus on leading a team of 120 highly motivated and experienced professionals drawn from backgrounds in investment banking, private equity, the law, management consulting, and the Civil Service. Working with a complex range of stakeholders, the Chief Executive will position the UKGI team appropriately as expert advisors and collaborators. The Chief Executive will also be directly responsible for leading UKGI's work at the highest levels of Whitehall and may personally supervise some projects or transactions.

Candidates are likely to be corporate financiers with proven leadership skills, who can demonstrate their effectiveness in working in a government and public sector context and a track record of operating at Board level. The proven ability to lead and motivate a small team of senior professionals will need to be combined with equally exemplary stakeholder management and relationship building skills. The successful candidate will need to demonstrate and espouse UKGI values.  These values underpin UKGI's unique place in the public service, allow it to attract and retain outstanding talent, and to be effective across Whitehall.

The Chief Executive is appointed by Treasury Ministers in consultation with the Chair.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 9th October 2019, 23.00 UK time.  

How to Apply:

UK Government Investments has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to support 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 via the link below.  

Position Specification:

Application Documents:

The following application forms are available for candidates to download and should be submitted as per the application instructions set out on page 7 of the Position Specification.

If you have any difficulty accessing the application forms, or require any information in an alternative format, please call a member of the Russell Reynolds Associates team for further assistance on PH: 020 7198 1870.

Ministry of Defence
Director Defensive Cyber & Risk


Primarily London with regular travel to other key sites
1903-052L

​Defence has an ambition to put modern digital capability at the heart of how it operates to create a winning advantage. This is driven by an underpinning premise that emerging digital technology together with the effective capture, analysis and use of information will enable transformative military and business performance.  To achieve our ambition requires a bold mindset that challenges the way we operate and recognises that success requires fundamental change.

This is truly an exciting time to be part of the Digital and IT (D&IT) Function inside MOD. Breath-taking technology capability, arriving at unprecedented pace, and Defence's strategic intent to exploit it means that we play a critical role.

The Director Defensive Cyber and Risk is responsible for leading defensive cyber activities, including traditional IT, operational technology, weapons platforms and electro-magnetic spectrum security. As a direct report to the Chief Information Officer and an integral part of his senior leadership team, you will drive key elements of the Defence Digital & IT Functional Strategy ensuring the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information, systems and services.

This will require you to exercise strong leadership, working in partnership with the most senior civilian and military colleagues across Defence, as well as maintaining close working relationships with relevant Government departments, agencies, allies and coalitions.  You will also be able to demonstrate Significant change management experience in an IT Security and Information Risk Management environment and a successful track record of leading large technology transformation and delivery. 

To apply, please send a copy of your CV and a statement of suitability, plus all of the completed forms to responses@russellreynolds.com, including the role title and reference number 1903-052L in the email subject line.

Closing date: 23:59 on Sunday 15th September 2019.

To discuss the role in more detail before submitting an application, please contact Harriet Freedman on +44 (0)207 839 7788.

Job Specification Documents:

Ministry of Defence
Director Digital Enablement


Primarily London with regular travel to other key sites
1903-053L

Defence has an ambition to put modern digital capability at the heart of how it operates to create a winning advantage. This is driven by an underpinning premise that emerging digital technology together with the effective capture, analysis and use of information will enable transformative military and business performance.  To achieve our ambition requires a bold mindset that challenges the way we operate and recognises that success requires fundamental change.

This is truly an exciting time to be part of the Digital and IT (D&IT) Function inside MOD. Breath-taking technology capability, arriving at unprecedented pace, and Defence's strategic intent to exploit it means that we play a critical role.

The Director Digital Enablement will be directly responsible for leading the digital transformation of UK Defence, developing the overall Departmental digital vision and strategy, as well as the information technology policy and standards to which the whole Department must conform. S/he will also ensure that the underpinning capabilities (people, processes, technology and information) are in place to deliver warfighting advantage and business efficiency.

The successful applicant will be a senior leader who is able to demonstrate strategic judgement and the ability to make decisions at the appropriate time, considering the needs of the situation, priorities, constraints, known risks, and the availability of necessary information and resources. You will be comfortable at building relationships across the most senior levels of government, along with the ability to communicate complex issues simply and resolve conflicts. You will also be able to demonstrate an understanding and interest in emerging technologies and their potential uses.

To apply, please send a copy of your CV and a statement of suitability, plus all of the completed forms to responses@russellreynolds.com, including the role title and reference number 1903-053L in the email subject line.

Closing date: 23:59 on Sunday 15th September 2019.

To discuss the role in more detail before submitting an application, please contact Sarah Zuñiga on +44 (0)207 830 8088.

Job Specification Documents:

 

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Chief, Transfusion Medicine and Cell Therapy Laboratory Service, Department of Laboratory Medicine


New York

As the world's  largest   comprehensive  cancer center, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) has devoted more than 130 years to exceptional  patient care, cutting-edge research, and superb educational programs, making significant contributions to better understand, diagnose, and treat cancer. MSK is one of 47 institutions in the United States that has been designated a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute, affirming its leadership in research, patient care, and education. MSK is an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet® designated institution, based on nursing excellence. MSK has over 17,300 total staff members, including more than 1,140 hospital attending physicians and 130 Sloan Kettering Institute (SKI)  members, 3,720 registered nurses, and 12,300 support staff. In 2017, more than 23,500 patients were admitted to the 473-bed Memorial Hospital (MH), and more than 722,000 outpatient visits were accommodated at the Manhattan and regional facilities. 

The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is seeking a Chief of the Transfusion Medicine and Cell Therapy Laboratory Service. They will report directly to the Chair of the Department of Laboratory Medicine, Dr. Melissa Pessin, and will play a critical leadership role within the department. The Chief will be responsible for overseeing the  clinical, academic, and administrative aspects of the Service. MSK seeks a  balanced and experienced physician leader, with the ability to advance the clinical, research, and education missions of the service. The Service Chief should be an outstanding clinician with operations experience a proven ability to lead cutting edge research, a deep appreciation for the academic mission of MSK. MSK seeks a proven leader with experience in a complex academic setting.                 

For further information on the role please follow the link to the position specification below.

Job Specification Documents:

 

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Chair, Department of Internal Medicine


Dallas
PRJ-1903-206NA

Job Specification Documents:

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