CDC Group plc is the UK's development finance institution, with the inspiring impact investment mandate to transform lives and achieve a better and more sustainable future for people in Africa and Asia. Whether it's investing in the world's largest solar park in Egypt or establishing a new company to dramatically reduce the cost of medicines, CDC is driven in its mission to be involved in tackling some of the biggest challenges in global development today.
Wholly owned by the UK Government, under the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, CDC operates with an independent board and has net assets of £6.4 billion and a portfolio of £3.9 billion in growing companies across nearly 70 countries. CDC takes an entrepreneurial approach to investment, thinking creatively about ways to deploy capital, and mobilise other investors, to drive transformational impact in support of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. In 2019, CDC committed £1.6 billion of capital across 54 transactions in Debt, Equity, Infrastructure, Funds & Capital Partnerships, and continued to expand its presence in Africa and South Asia with further new offices opening throughout 2020.
CDC is seeking an exceptional and experienced individual motivated by the company's mission and values to join the Board as a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Risk Committee. The successful candidate will provide an independent viewpoint to contribute to the successful development of the organisation and its proper governance, ensuring that the execution of CDC's strategy is consistent with its ambition to be the highest calibre impact investing organisation. S/he will also play a leading role in championing risk management across the organisation and on the Board
All candidates will be expected to evidence a passion for development finance as well as an understanding of, and commitment to, CDC's mission. S/he will have deep experience in emerging markets and bring multi-asset commercial nous to the position, along with relevant investment experience. Exposure to an African or South Asian context and an understanding of the UK government and political environment are desirable.
The successful candidate will bring a holistic view of risk to the organisation, helping the Chief Risk Officer to build capability in the function and the understanding of risk across the business. They will be comfortable dealing with a range of high profile, international stakeholders, as well as talking to individuals at all levels within CDC. The time commitment is expected to be c.20 days per annum.
CDC is committed to diversity and providing equal opportunities for all. Applications are welcome irrespective of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or disability.
CDC has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to assist with this appointment.
For further information on the position and additional details on qualifications, requirements, please follow the link to the position specification below. To apply for the position, please send a CV and supporting statement to firstname.lastname@example.org and quote 2008-035L in the subject line of your email.