Board & Leadership

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The team at Green Park has a proven track record delivering the most business critical roles, working with a large number of mid-cap private and public sector organisations to identify and attract new talent to their top teams. We’ve built our reputation on watertight, robust processes, attention to detail, and an innovative and entrepreneurial approach with the flexibility to adapt to changing business priorities. Above all, we pride ourselves on our confidentiality, sensitivity and respect for senior stakeholders within such important recruitment processes.

At the top level of organisations, successful recruitment can quite literally be the difference between success and failure. Allow is to assist you with your CEO requirement and you’ll gain the expertise and understanding of a team who realise this crucial importance.  You can trust our strategic focus, attention to detail and commitment to building a deep understanding of your business challenges before we undertake your resourcing initiative.

Elsewhere, our Chair, NED and Diverse Leaders network are our starting point for initiatives at this level, reaching beyond “the usual suspects”, being comprised of a broad group of senior pluralists from a range of backgrounds. This powerful network has been built up through recommendation, referral, and pro-active headhunting over the course of our years in the resourcing industry. Green Park primarily focuses on clients facing a challenging period where the leadership team require input from trusted advisors.

We also provide Non-executives to publically or privately owned organisations that wish to increase professionalism and accountability in their growing businesses through an action oriented non-executive. Although Green Park expects all our experienced candidates to have a working knowledge of the ‘combined code,’ the roles Green Park takes on are as much about helping organisations embed business change as they are about governance.

Board & Leadership roles which we are regularly undertaken to deliver include both interim and permanent placings of the following: 

  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
  • Managing Director
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
  • Chair
  • Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
  • Non Executive Director (NED)
  • Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)
  • Trustee
  • Chief Risk Officer (CRO)
  • Treasurer
  • Chief Operating Officer (COO)
  • Ombudsman
  • Chief People Officer (CPO)
  • Counsel
  • Chief Information Officer (CIO)
  • General Manager
  • Managing Partner
  • Senior Partner

Track Record

Chief People Officer
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
RR13763
Location:
London
Salary:
C. £160K

The Client

HMRC plays a vital role in Government, ensuring the UK has the money available to fund the UK’s public services as well as helping families and individuals with targeted financial support. With 70,000 employees across 400 offices, a budget of around £4 billion a year, and more than £470 billion a year in revenues from 38 million individuals and 4.8 million businesses, HMRC is not just one of Whitehall’s biggest Departments, it’s one of the biggest organisations in Britain. Does this sound like an organisation whose HR operation you’d like to run?

The Role

The Chief People Officer (CPO) at HMRC is a unique opportunity to make a contribution at a national level and enrich an already successful career in a role that provides complexity, scale and professional stretch. The CPO is responsible for leading our people strategy, delivering the capability and capacity that will enable HMRC to transform our size and shape as we strive to meet our triple objectives of maximising revenues, sustainably minimising costs and driving improvements in customer experience. The CPO also plays a pivotal role in driving reform across the Civil Service and has a broader responsibility for developing HR talent across government. The role is also a member of both HMRC’s Executive Committee and the Government’s HR Board.

The Person

Already operating at executive level in a large and complex customer-facing organisation you will be looking to bring your considerable leadership talent and substantial track record as an HR professional to this truly challenging Director-General role. You will also bring impressive experience in supporting transformational change in your organisation. For more information on the role and details on how to apply, please visit our microsite: www.green-park-jobs.co.uk/HMRC

Interim Chief Technology Officer
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JS46595
Location:
London
Salary:
Competitive day rate
Duration:
6 months

The Client

Our client, a rapidly expanding integrated payment processing business, requires an interim Chief Technology Officer (“CTO”) to provide technology leadership and drive the development of new IT solutions within this increasingly on-line business.

The Role

The CTO will be integral to the strategic IT thinking within the company, designing creative solutions in response to new business ideas, whilst also challenging business thinking to ensure effective use of IT capability and resources. The CTO will be responsible for the execution of the IT Strategy & Delivery Plan through the leadership of the company’s product development, customer project, service delivery and infrastructure teams.

A key focus is the effective management of development capability to support both existing systems and applications as well as new projects and to develop and own the delivery of a technology strategy and plan to support. 

The Company’s business objectives over the next 12 to 36 months;

  • Provide leadership to the business on introducing new technology, designs and features
  • Oversee the architecting, development and deployment of consumer facing web applications and back-end systems that are high volume, high availability, scalable and secure;
  • Develop and maintain an appropriate IT organisational structure that supports the strategic needs of the business
  • Provide the IT leadership and put in place the disciplines and motivations which will create a system development environment that is focussed on service and speed of delivery;
  • Ensure that effective procedures for Information Security, PCI Compliance, Disaster Recovery (DR) and business continuity (BusCon) are in place;
  • Maintain a high-level of awareness of technology innovation and best practice in consumer facing payment processing and campaign management applications

The Person

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A strong foundation in both technology and management skills, with an emphasis on technology leadership and experience within the on-line business sector:
  • 10+ years of systems and software development experience and with at least 3 years in a senior technology executive role;
  • Track record of designing and delivering IT strategy and software application systems for high-growth, consumer facing on-line businesses;
  • Familiarity with agile software development methods and the experience to apply such methods effectively to meet customer solution delivery requirements at Valldata;
  • Experience of managing both “legacy” and “new” system developments;
  • Track record of implementing effective software lifecycle delivery processes with a strong focus on agile methods, speed of delivery and quality assurance.
Director of Business Development & Marketing
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
SB13328
Location:
London
Salary:
Competitive salary

The Client

A Board level position for the UK division of Konica Minolta, a global, £4.5 billion turnover print management company.

The Role

The Director of Business Development & Marketing will be responsible for contributing to the UK proposition strategy and the creation of a new, broad, integrated solution offering through the development of a value proposition appropriate to each strategically key vertical market. The role will provide strategic management to the Consultancy Services and Marketing divisions and help develop new sales growth by fostering mutually beneficial partnerships with customers and strategic partners to consolidate Konica Minolta’s brand as a key player in the provision of managed print and document management solutions in the UK

Non Executive Director
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
SB13326
Location:
London
Salary:
up to £25,000 per annum

The Client

Our client, a division of DMG Media, is seeking a Non Executive Director to join the Board of a new, soon to be launched digital venture.

The Role

You will be working alongside the existing Leadership Team and another independent NED who has recently joined. As well as providing the level of governance and rigorous challenge that you would expect from a NED role, you will also be expected to provide insight and counsel to the business as to how to create a compelling digital experience for the target consumers. This will encompass customer attraction, ensuring they feel safe and valued whilst online and helping the business craft an offering that compels them to return and become an advocate.

The Person

We are looking for a genuine digital/e-commerce/m-commerce expert with a demonstrable track record in helping businesses trade successfully online. We are agnostic to sector so long as it is high profile, branded and B2C. You do not need to have previously held a true NED role although it would be an advantage - alternatively you may have held a consultancy role where you had multiple clients and your role was advisory. You time commitment will be circa 2 days a month, including attending Board Meetings in the Channel Islands. The role will attract a fee of £25,000 and of course all associated costs/expenses will be reimbursed. 

Appointment of Chair
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
RR14177
Location:
Wales
Salary:
£24,264 per annum
Duration:
6 days per month over 3 years

The Client

The Council is responsible for the funding of higher education in Wales and administers funds made available by the Welsh Government to support education, research and associated activities at universities in Wales and teaching by the Open University in Wales. It also provides funds for prescribed higher education courses at further education colleges. In addition, HEFCW is also responsible for taking forward the delivery of aspects of student support and the funding of teacher training for school teachers and the accreditation of providers of initial teacher training in Wales.  

The current Chair is stepping down from the role in May 2014.

Time commitment – approx 6 days a month.

The Role

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate the following skills and experiences:

  • ability to chair meetings; - provide leadership;
  • ability to identify and manage the delivery of change - building, managing and handling relationships, both at board level but also within the sector, e.g. with chairs of governors;
  • political awareness and an ability to develop political networks;
  • ability to build consensus; - knowledge /understanding of issues affecting the HE sector;
  • ability to challenge and test opinion;
  • a clear understanding and commitment to equality issues and challenging discriminatory practices when appropriate; and - an understanding of the importance of high standards in public life.

The Person

Candidates with knowledge of industry, commerce or diversity and those with the ability to speak Welsh are particularly welcome. The Council must have a Chair who upholds, and will be widely perceived to uphold, the highest standards of integrity and impartiality, and who is able to build respect for the work of the Council. The Chair must also be able to deal confidently with the Welsh Government and the Heads and Chairs of Higher Education Institutions.

The appointment is part-time, involving a time commitment of about 6 days a month and is on a fixed term basis for 3 years. At least 7 Council meetings are held annually, usually in Cardiff, but may also be elsewhere in Wales. Remuneration is set at £24,264 per annum.

The Chair will also be an ex-officio member of the Welsh Government’s Ministerial Advisory Group for Education and Skills. It is anticipated that this group will meet 3 times a year.

It is the policy of the Welsh Government to promote and integrate equality of opportunity into all aspects of its business including appointments to public bodies. Applications are welcomed and encouraged from all groups and we ensure that no eligible candidate for public office receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, disability, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, or pregnancy and maternity.

We particularly welcome applications from groups currently under-represented in public appointments such as female, disabled and ethnic minorities. The principles of fair and open competition will apply and appointments will be made on merit. 

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