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

Mentor to the Director of Children’s Services
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
NL/5030
Location:
North West
Salary:
Circa £800 per day
Duration:
4 - 6 months

The Director of Children’s Services in this Local Authority is new in post having been a Head of Service most recently. As such, we have been asked to source a mentor to support and guide the DCS on a part time basis over the coming months. We are specifically and only seeking expressions of interest from candidates with extensive experience of being a successful DCS in well-run Directorates who have the gravitas and background to support this newly appointed Director.

 

Non-executive Member
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
RR2305
Location:
London
Salary:
Up to £22,000 per annum

An interesting and rewarding opportunity has arisen at the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA); a public corporation and the UK’s specialist independent aviation regulator. CAA has specific responsibilities in the areas of aviation safety and security, management of UK airspace, economic regulation of airports, enforcement of consumer protection rules, and the management of the ATOL financial protection scheme for holidaymakers.

The Secretary of State for Transport is seeking a non-executive Member to join the Board of the CAA.

The appointment is for a four year term. The role will provide independent and constructive challenge to the CAA’s executive team, ensuring the CAA delivers against its strategic objectives. We are looking for candidates with high level executive or non-executive Board experience in a regulatory or regulated context. We are interested in candidates who have a background in aviation as well as other areas such as legal, audit and risk, financial, commercial and consultancy.

The time commitment for this role is one day per week with a base salary of £22,000 per year.  Non-executive Members are also sometimes required to sit on panel hearings about safety or licensing matters, reimbursed at an additional day rate of £430.

For an information pack and details of how to apply please visit http://www.green-park-jobs.co.uk/caa/index.php.  If you would like an informal conversation please contact our advising consultant Roger Russell at Green Park Worldwide on 020 7399 4304 or 07833 458937 or email roger.russell@greenparkworldwide.com.  To apply please send a copy of your CV and covering letter to krista.gropp@greenparkworldwide.com

Closing date for applications: 30 April 2015

The Department for Transport is committed to the principles of appointments based on merit with independent assessment, openness and transparency of process.  In particular, the Department is committed to addressing the under-representation of women, ethnic minorities and people with disabilities who have the required skills and experience.

This appointment is governed by the OCPA Code of Practice for public appointments.

Interim Service Director, Transformation
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
NL18690
Location:
Midlands
Salary:
£700 - £900 per day
Duration:
9 months

The Client
We are working with the Chief Executive of a major Local Authority to source a highly qualified interim Director of Transformation.

The Interim Assignment
You will manage a portfolio of back office services, some of which are in an outsourced setting, through a crucial period of rationalisation to deliver very significant and sustainable savings for 15/16 and beyond. We are looking for an experienced Programme Director with extensive Local Authority experience who will establish robust governance structures and programme management arrangements to cover a multitude of workstreams which in themselves are at varying stages in their development and delivery.

You will be personally accountable to both the Chief Executive and the wider board, as well as Members.

The Interim Manager
This is an exciting and significant opportunity which will specifically suit an interim manager who in their most recent role has led another large Local Authority through the delivery of successful, multi-year savings across a broad range of back office functions. Any additional expertise in Children’s Services will be most welcome given advanced plans in that service area.

Head of Human Resources (HR)
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
AT14867
Location:
London
Salary:
Circa £90,000 plus excellent benefits

The Client
Green Park are currently working in partnership with an outward-looking institution which is essential to the well-functioning of the UK’s international trade and to the commercial interests of the UK as a whole. This is an exciting and challenging opportunity which will help shape and grow the national and international profile of the body and will play a key role in delivering the government’s export strategy.

The Role
Our client is looking for an experienced human resource professional who will provide overall leadership of the HR division and will be a member of the Senior Management Team. They will report directly to the Chief Operating Officer, work closely with the Chief Executive and manage a large team within HR.

The Person
We are looking for a forward thinking, fast paced, ‘can do’ HR professional who thrives on a challenge. The individual will have a unique blend of skills and experience that enables them to work within a financial services organisation in the heart of Whitehall. This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious HR professional looking to make a difference to UK PLC.

How to Apply 
Please register / login below and apply or for further information contact Ella Milward Hamylton on 020 7399 3996 or ella.milwardhamylton@green-park.co.uk

Interim General Manager (Transformational) Shared Services
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JN14858
Location:
West Europe
Salary:
£900 per day
Duration:
9 months

The Client
Green Park are partnering a renowned global Private Equity house through an exciting transformation programme of one of their leading global portfolio companies, revenues in the billions. We require an Interim General Manager of Shared Services to sit within a transformational role to join a newly established programme team who are being appointed with the challenge of creating a European shared service centre, this role will merge all global countries into the shared service centre and report to the Programme Director. The design and feasibility have already been completed for this programme therefore we are now onto review of the individual business unit/countries prior to merger.  

The Interim Manager 
The Interim General Manager will surround the creation of a new programme team appointed with the challenge of creating a European shared service centre, this role will merge all global countries into the shared service centre. The Interim General Manager will be working with the senior leadership team of each country, you’re remit will be to work with the programme transformation teams of R2R and P2P as well as country leader specialising with on boarding present finance teams to the SSC. The design and feasibility have already been completed therefore we are now into implementation of the programme. You will need to of completed multiple shared service establishments in the past ideally across global countries with a heavy presence in Europe. This phase of the programme will last circa 9 months and involve constant travel across business units/countries, this travel will mainly be throughout Europe therefore we are able to fly you back to your country of residence on weekends however working from home will be incredibly limited.  

The Interim Manager
You will need to be an expert in finance shared service centres covering R2R and P2P with an abundance of exposure within turnaround / restructuring / establishment environments. This role is pan-European therefore you will constantly be travelling Monday to Friday.  Ideally you will be multi-lingual with European languages however this is not a necessity. Individuals who have qualified within a big 4 accounting firm with vast business services exposure in retail, telecommunications or technology will be given preference upon application however again this is not a necessity.  

Interim Chief Commercial Officer
Job Type:
Overview
Reference:
JR14820
Location:
West Europe
Salary:
Competitive
Duration:
12 months fixed term contract

The Client
Green Park are looking to recruit for an Interim Chief Commercial Officer to work for a French Retail Bank.

The Interim Assignment
As the Interim Chief Commercial Officer, you will report directly into the CEO and  have direct accountability for all elements of the businesses commercial success whilst ensuring governance, regulatory controls and targets are met. Working across Retail Distribution, Multi – Channel, Partnerships, and Marketing, accountabilities will include:

•      Delivering Business goals and targets, ensuring that they are aligned to the overall strategy
•      Sponsoring and delivering key projects
•      Defining, developing and building alternative channels to market as well new partnerships
•      Optimisation of the retail environment – process and infrastructure
•      Deputising for the CEO when necessary

The Interim Manager
The ideal candidate should possess:

•      Knowledge of the French Retail banking market and distribution network is key
•      Track record in providing clear direction on strategic goals and prioritising them into business performance measures
•      Significant experience in managing a commercial retail business in a multinational context coupled with a good knowledge of the commercial and regulatory environments in France

Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
IB14721
Location:
London
Salary:
Competitive + Bonus + LTIP + Benefits

The Client
Our client is a global provider of examination and training in the financial services sector. Their business is split into four divisions: Professional Qualifications, Tailored Learning, Open Courses and Learning Solutions. They are now 200 strong, with more than 70 tutors and a wealth of infrastructure support, based in training centres in London, New York, Singapore and Dubai.

The Role
As Chief Operating Officer, you will be responsible for all operations and delivery. This senior leadership role includes global operations across the areas of Project Management, Planning, Programme Management, Client Services, and IT. Reporting to the CEO, this role will ensure our client’s operational platform aligns closely with the commercial requirements of the business and continues to delivery best practice approaches to both internal and external clients. This role will be a member of the senior management team. Role accountabilities will include:

  • Operations and People Management
  • Operational IT
  • Change, Process and Project Management

The Person
Required skills / knowledge / experience:

  • At least 10 + years of results-driven operational experience, in a senior and varied operations management role within a people led business.
  • Degree qualified essential, ideally with a post graduate qualification
  • Ability to plan, oversee and implement internal company operations
  • Ability to provide strategic leadership in managing technology and operational functions
  • Excellent internal and external stakeholder management, including experience of dealing with financial or corporate clients
  • Takes accountability in a performance-oriented culture to drive high performance from individuals
  • Excellent analytical skills, with the ability build recommendations from existing data and execute action plans

Required characteristics:

  • Highly motivated and thrives in a global operational setting
  • Committed, confident and delivery focused in a structured approach getting all stakeholders on board
  • Not afraid of challenges and always looking for continuous improvement to avoid operational inefficiencies
  • Has gravitas and displays behaviours of a leader

How to Apply
1.  Send an updated CV to Alina Mihaileanu on alina.mihaileanu@green-park.co.uk for more information. 

or

2. Register / login to our site and apply below.

Interim Merger Programme Director
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
DN14791
Location:
London
Salary:
Competitive Market Rate
Duration:
6 - 9 months (4 days per week)

The Client
Our client, a leading charity is looking to appoint an interim merger programme consultant to lead on a post-merger integration with another charity.

The Interim Assignment
The Interim Merger Programme Director will manage the planning and post-merger integration of the two organisations. These organisations are well established and have experienced Boards and Leadership Teams; therefore the post will report to a Programme Board and will work with joint teams created from both organisations. Responsibilities will include confirming the governance and resources needed, understanding the joint vision with the leadership teams, assist with the development of the future operating model and understand the history and culture to shape stakeholder engagement and communication.

The Interim Manager
The successful Interim Merger Programme Director will also have to set out the potential work needed on organisational restructuring, key staff retention, contract management, IT systems and data and establishing metrics and processes to measure the realisation of the benefits of the merger. Applicants will be able to demonstrate a skill set in merger integration, board level engagement and programme and project management with sufficient understanding of the process of organisation restructuring. It is essential that applications have experience of working in a not-for-profit or charities merger.

Interim Sales and Marketing Director - Restructuring and Turnaround
Job Type:
Board Practice & Advisory
Reference:
JN14788
Location:
West Europe
Salary:
£1500 per day
Duration:
6 months

Client description
Green Park are partnering a renowned global Private Equity house through an exciting transformation programme of one of their leading global portfolio companies with revenues in the billions.

The Interim Assignment
We require an Interim Sales and Marketing Director (Turnaround and Restructuring) to join a newly established programme team who are being appointed with the challenge of completing a European business review, country by country of failing units in need of turn around / restructuring. You will be working with the senior leadership team of each country, creating an end to end business review and then after successfully completing the review you will then enter a recommendation, design and implementation of a turnaround model that will dynamically restructure the environment to balance competing priorities, including closely managing liquidity, anticipating unforeseen risks and opportunities, and communicating with key constituents.

The Interim Manager
You will need to be an expert in B2B Sales and Marketing within the service environment delivering best practice, with an abundance of exposure within turnaround / restructuring environments. You will have gained this exposure through tenure at a leading B2B European organisation either within technology, telecommunications or wider business to business sales.  In addition, it would be heavily beneficial if you’ve had Private Equity or Management Consultancy exposure prior.  As a turnaround professional you will need to demonstrate a practical, results-oriented mind-set that understands that, in these situations, failure is not an option.  This role is pan-European, therefore you will constantly be travelling Monday to Friday. Ideally, you will be multi-lingual within European languages, however this is not a necessity, but Spanish/German will be looked upon favourably.

Interim CFO - General Insurance
Job Type:
Board Practice & Advisory
Reference:
JH14769
Location:
North West
Salary:
£1200+ per day
Duration:
6 months +

The Client
Our client is a leading UK insurer covering home, motor and pet insurance.

The Interim Assignment
The business is looking to expand rapidly in the next 5 years. With a team of 8 you will have financial leadership and work closely with the CEO and management team you will develop and implement the financial strategic direction of the business, ensuring effective ROI.

The Interim Management
You will have to develop strong relationship with Regulators and ensure regulatory requirements are met. You will have extensive experience within GI and worked at Board level.  

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