Executive Opportunities

Position Title Organization Job/Reference Number Location Closing Date
Chief Executive UK Government Investments (UKGI) 1908-055L London 09/10/2019
Director of Governance Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance 1908-021L Geneva 29/09/2019
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
Director General, UKVI & HMPO Home Office 1908-013L See description 15/09/2019
President and Chief Executive Officer JA Asia Pacific 1907-002IN Hong Kong or any Major City in Asia Pacific 01/09/2019
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

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.

UK Government Investments 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 visit: www.rraresponses.com.             

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

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Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance
Director of Governance


Geneva
1908-021L

​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 has an engaged Board of global leaders which is chaired by Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. The Director of Governance works at the heart of the organisation. S/he will ensure that its members are fully supported in their deliberations and that information flows to and from the Board in a way that is effective and leads to clear and acute communication.

Candidates will grasp the focus on urgency and innovation at the core of Gavi's mission. They will bring experience working successfully with complex, multi-constituency, boards. The broader global development landscape will be familiar to candidates. They will also be conversant with the language and mechanisms through which governments, multilateral agencies, corporations, private foundations, and other actors in this domain engage with each other. In addition to broad international experience, the Director will speak English fluently. French language proficiency would be a strong positive.

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.

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 1908-021L in the subject heading of the email. All applications will be acknowledged.

The closing date for applications is 29 September 2019.

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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.

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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.

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Home Office
Director General, UKVI & HMPO


See description
1908-013L

The Home Office is one of the original great Departments of State and has one of the most challenging jobs in Government.  Its mission is fundamentally important: to keep Britain's streets safe and its borders secure. Each and every member of Home Office staff plays a part in making that happen.

With a budget of £10.7bn, the Home Office leads on immigration and passports, drugs and crime policy, counter-extremism and counter-terrorism and works to ensure visible, responsive and accountable policing in the UK. These issues are at the heart of the Government's agenda.

The Director General for Her Majesty's Passport Office and UK Visas and Immigration plays a critical role within the Borders, Immigrations and Citizenship System (BICS). They have responsibility for over 13,000 colleagues in the UK and internationally, and wider leadership responsibilities as part of the BICS and Home Office Boards for an organisation of approximately 32,000.

The new Director General will be responsible for leading an international operation, building on a culture of customer service excellence and high-quality decision making. They will take on a significant leadership and transformation challenge in terms of people, performance and productivity. This person will be an experienced systems leader, able to operate in an ambiguous and complex environment, with a focus on delivering improved outcomes for citizens and a passion for creating an inclusive culture for colleagues.

The salay for this role is up to £140K. The role could be based in Sheffield, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester or Durham, with 2-3 days each week in London. 

The Home Office has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to advise on this appointment. For further information about this role, including how to apply, please follow the link to position specification below.

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 1908-013L in the email subject line.

The closing date for applications is 23:59pm, Sunday 15th September 2019

Job Specification Documents:

JA Asia Pacific
President and Chief Executive Officer


Hong Kong or any Major City in Asia Pacific
1907-002IN

JA (Junior Achievement) Worldwide is one of the world's largest NGOs dedicated to educating students about entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and work readiness, reaching over 10 million students per year in more than 100 countries. Through experiential, hands-on programs delivered within the community, JA prepares young people for the future of work by showing them how to create jobs for themselves and their communities, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace. 

JA is seeking to appoint a new President and CEO, JA Asia Pacific, who will lead the JA Asia Pacific Regional Operating Center. This individual will oversee all elements of the development, growth, and evolution of JA's operations in the region, including regional strategy and impact, fundraising, and capacity building of member nations. The President and CEO, JA Asia Pacific, will be a regional focal point, actively aligning JA Worldwide and local member countries, and will be the voice of the organization in the region.  

Candidates for the role should bring a demonstrable track record as a senior executive with full accountability for overall operations of a diverse organization. Candidates may be from nonprofits, corporations, or tech start-ups, with previous P&L responsibility, passion for youth development, and fundraising skills. He or she will bring the stature and relevant exposure to lead the organization on a pan-Asia basis, as well as manage internal and external stakeholders in a diverse international environment.  

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

JA Worldwide 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 visit www.rraresponses.com.

To apply please send a copy of your CV responses@russellreynolds.com including the role tiltle and reference number 1907-002IN in the email subject line.

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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.

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


Dallas
PRJ-1903-206NA

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