Executive Opportunities

Position Title Organization Job/Reference Number Location Closing Date
Chief Executive Health Education England 1911-075L United Kingdom 03/02/2020
Director General Confederation of British Industry 1909-085L London 06/01/20
Chief Executive Charities Aid Foundation 1911-047L Between Kent and London 03/02/2020
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

Health Education England
Chief Executive

United Kingdom

Established in 2012, Health Education England (HEE) exists to support the delivery of excellent healthcare and health improvement to the patients and public of England through working and collaborating with others to plan, educate and train the workforce of today and tomorrow. With a budget of c.£4bn, HEE works in partnership with a range of organisations both nationally and locally, to deliver its critical and core role of planning, funding and supporting  healthcare education and  training for more than 160,000 students across over 300 different roles, including doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics and physiotherapists. HEE has also, in recent years, taken a significant and growing role within in the global healthcare workforce arena to support the NHS, the Government, partners abroad and individual clinicians to meet their needs for education, training and development.

Advances in science and technology provide new tools and present new challenges for educators, and HEE is at the core of developing educational and training approaches that are fit for a modern workforce. The NHS is embracing new ways of working: striving to integrate care so that patients experience joined up care, and these new pathways have implications for both how to train specialists, and for the numbers of staff required in each care domain. HEE thus has a key role to play in ensuring that the forthcoming NHS People Plan is both deliverable and aligned with the Long-Term Plan. This is an exciting time to join the organisation.

The Chief Executive leads an organisation of around 3000 based in a number of regional hubs and at the main sites in London and Leeds. A recent Board refresh and rapid change in the health sector make this a period of transformation and opportunity for HEE. The Chief Executive must be credible with senior audiences and capable of delivering effectively in a highly complex and ambiguous context where executive authority is dispersed across a number of partnership bodies. S/he holds the convening power across both education and health to initiate complex discussions and deliver a strategy that extends across many organisations such as universities, hospitals, royal colleges and standard setting bodies, including internationally where appropriate.

Candidates for this exciting role should be first class leaders, with a strong record of delivery and a commitment to partnership working. The ability to work across a complex landscape will be important, with the personal credibility and communications skills to be effective in dealing with ministers, the media, students and other stakeholders. A demonstrable commitment to learning and development is essential, and some knowledge of healthcare, the NHS and/or public service would be helpful. Above all, HEE needs to be inspired by a thoughtful new chief executive committed to building a talented and diverse workforce, who is able to paint a vision for the future, and galvanise the team to deliver this vision.

HEE 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 review the position specification via the link below.

Position Specification

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Confederation of British Industry
Director General


​The CBI ensures the competitive presence of the UK economy on the world stage. As the country's most effective and influential business organisation, it speaks for 190,000 member companies which, employing nearly 7 million people, make up about one third of the private sector-employed workforce. During this time of political and economic uncertainty, business looks to the CBI to guide and inform national debate and policy concerning the big issues of our time: Brexit, education and apprenticeships, the living wage and worker rights, innovation and digital, the rising importance of ESG and more.

Dame Carolyn Fairbairn joined the CBI as Director General in 2015 and will conclude her term during 2020. Her tenure has seen unprecedented political change and, as a non-political organisation, the CBI has played a crucial role in ensuring that businesses are represented at the highest levels nationally and internationally. Members have relied on the CBI to produce independent, peerless research and policy guidance, as well as training material and fora. Her successor will inherit a thriving organisation and a team of respected and dedicated experts.

The Director General is the public face of the CBI and a prominent national spokesperson for businesses of all scales and sectors. The successful candidate will be a gifted communicator who is able to network with FTSE 100 leaders and politicians as peers, and who can confidently deliver complex business messages to the general public. S/he will be a key contributor who shapes policy debate to support the UK economy and workforce. S/he will lead a talented team and develop and deliver a strategy that ensures that the CBI continues to provide key products and services to their diverse membership.  

The CBI is looking forward to an exciting future as it expands its membership into even more areas of the UK business community and helps to address a range of issues faced by these businesses.

How to apply:
CBI 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.

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Charities Aid Foundation
Chief Executive

Between Kent and London

The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) intends to appoint a new Chief Executive, at the conclusion of the highly successful tenure of Sir John Low. CAF is a charity, a bank, and a champion for better giving. For over 90 years, it has been helping donors, companies, charities, and social organisations to make a bigger impact. The organisation's independence, expertise, and reach means that it is uniquely placed to do this. CAF is one of the largest charitable foundations in Europe, and works with people, companies, and charities, in the UK and internationally, to facilitate giving, and provide financial services tailored to the needs of charities.

The new Chief Executive will join at an exciting time for the organisation. The range of advisory services it provides to both charities and their donors is growing. Its connections to them and to policy makers have never been more important. The Chief Executive will bring a proven track record of successful management in organisations of significant scale and complexity. S/he will have a demonstrable appreciation of leadership in civil society, and the ability to manage complex stakeholders. The successful candidate will be a gifted influencer and advocate.

Russell Reynolds Associates is assisting CAF with 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.  

CAF is committed to diversity at every level of its workforce and encourages applications from all qualified candidates.

The closing date for applications is 3 February 2020.

Position Specification

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


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