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

Interim Chief Financial Officer (CFO) / Financial Business Development Adviser
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
DN14520
Location:
London
Salary:
£500 - £600 per day
Duration:
6 - 9 months

The client

Our client is a £20million turnover charity. They operate nationally across multiple communities in a federated structure with some 60% of their income being derived from retail units. As part of a recent restructure, the organisation has a new business plan which in part is aligned to increasing income generation. This will look at best practice across all types of income generation, from major donors to general fundraising and in particular will focus on driving a greater return from their retail operations right across their national federated structure.

The Interim Assignment

Working with the Chief Executive, Finance Director and other Directors, this is a high level strategic finance programme to advise, guide and deliver on both current and potential business models for income generation. Having recently restructured, this is a critical part of a new three year business plan. All options for the generation and growth of income strategy need to be explored, modelled and forecast to be built into the plan. This would include looking at charging structures for local organisations within their federated structure such as HR and payroll as well as revisiting more effective fundraising strategies both locally and nationally. As 60% of their income is derived from retail operations and the growth of this area is critical to the future, understanding the drivers in this area is most important.

This role will also work closely with the Chief Executive in regards to withdrawing from their role as registered social housing landlord, ensuring financial viability of pension liabilities, developing sound business modelling for charitable and commercial areas while ensuring financial systems and structures fit business needs and reflect best practice.

The interim Financial and Business Development Advisor will need to bring strong commercial expertise to look at their growth plans from a business modelling perspective. The three year plan needs to be sense checked in line with both their existing retail activities, and the ideal retail model for the future (for example in terms of the number of units). This is a London-based interim assignment with some national travel, for 4 - 5 days per week.

The Interim Manager

The ideal candidate will be of Finance Director calibre with a background in charities that operate with retail outlets. A desire and evidenced ability to get into detailed financial modelling and to robustly analyse growth plans is also essential. This is a standalone role (i.e with no operational management responsibilities) to work alongside a senior executive team and excellent Trustees to enable the organisation takes forward its income generation growth plans to the next level. Strong communication skills are essential i.e the ability to present complex financial data to high level stakeholders who do not hold accounting qualifications while applicants must be CCAB qualified and have working experience of SORP. Applicants must also have excellent knowledge of effective financial management and sustainability for not for profit organisations, a range of commercial, charitable and social enterprise business models and federated business models.

Interim Group Financial Controller / CFO
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JN14410
Location:
Africa
Salary:
$20,000 PCM with temp to perm available
Duration:
6 months

The Client

Green Park is partnering one of Nigeria’s household companies with their business transformation to position the group for continued success within global markets. With this in mind they are now looking for an interim International Group Financial Controller / CFO to head up Group Finance reporting directly to MDs and Chairmen. The group consists of major household brands within FMCG and Manufacturing.

The Interim Assignment

The Interim Group Financial Controller / CFO role is pivotal to the business transformation that our client is embarking on. You will be taking over an established finance team currently responsible for the group accounts. You will need to assess the current management and statutory reporting, before creating process improvement and streamlining to shorten reporting times.

In addition you will need to create a more complex reporting model. Our client is planning to improve all aspects of its accounting function, therefore proven experience in turnaround and transformation change is a necessity. Our client reports in both UK and Nigerian GAAP, looking to follow IFRS.

The Interim Manager

The Interim Group Financial Controller / CFO role would suit an established, hands on, well-rounded finance professional. You will need to not only have strong technical and statutory accounting skills but also be a very commercial astute individual in this rapidly growing entrepreneurial company.

This role is a 6 month interim assignment with possible longer term available, salary would equate to $20,000 PCM including all aspects of an expatriate package including accommodation, driver, chef / steward and return flights.

You will need to be financially qualified in either ACCA, ACA, CIMA, CA – preferably from a large international chartered big four firm.

Interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
AB14503
Location:
Wales
Salary:
Circa £110,000 per annum
Duration:
Four year fixed term contract

The Client
Our client is the Welsh Government.

The Role
Qualification Wales proposes its launch in September 2015. This new statutory body, outside of Government, will lead the reform of the Welsh qualifications system. To guide Qualification Wales through its crucial early stages, we are seeking a Chief Executive (Interim) to provide high calibre strategic leadership. This senior role offers an opportunity to shape the quality assurance model for Welsh qualifications and develop the organisation’s awarding functions. As we approach September 2015, your key responsibilities will be to support the establishment of Qualification Wales, including the transfer and recruitment of staff into the new organisational structure. You will also ensure Qualifications Wales provides value for money for taxpayers and wins the support and confidence of the Welsh public. Once the body is fully established, you will act as the principal adviser to the Board of Qualifications Wales, the Welsh Government and the National Assembly for Wales across all aspects of qualifications. As well as the Accounting Officer, with responsibility for financial control, you will be the public face of Qualifications Wales and the Principal Officer for handling cases involving the Public Service Ombudsman for Wales.

The Candidate
A proven leader, you will understand how to run a public body and build teams comprising highly qualified and motivated professionals. Also vital is experience in driving cultural change in a complex organisation. Experience in the field of qualifications and a command of the Welsh language are desirable. For further information or an informal chat about this key role, contact Andrea Bainger or Liz Holderness on 020 7399 3996.

Interim Managing Director (MD)
Job Type:
Board Practice & Advisory
Reference:
JN14449
Location:
London
Salary:
£1850 per day
Duration:
12 months

The Client
Green Park is thrilled to be exclusively partnering a household high-street retailer with their continued journey and brand re-positioning with the appointment of an Interim Managing Director (MD) / Chief Executive Officer (CEO) reporting into the global group function.

The Interim Assignment
This Interim Managing Director (MD) / Chief Executive Officer (CEO) role would suit a strongly established Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer with a proven background within fashion and apparel across either the UK and Ireland or greater EMEA. The role will be in place for circa 12 months + running a omni-channel environment across a large store network, franchise, concession and e-commerce with 11 director reports. Your remit would be to assist the brand re-positioning, provide leadership to an established competent team growing profitability whilst displaying gravitas.

The Interim Manager 
The desired Interim Managing Director (MD) / Chief Executive Officer (CEO) will need to come from a leading fashion, apparel or high street retailer within the mid to large cap markets, this can either be within UK and Ireland or greater EMEA. You will need to be proven at executive interim within growth and transformation whilst being in a position to start within four weeks. Please contact James Nash on james.nash@green-park.co.uk for further information.

With Profits Committee Member
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
RR14463
Location:
Midlands
Salary:
£12k per annum

The Client
Our client is an Assurance Society based in the Midlands.

The Role
The role of the With Profits Committee is to assess, report on and provide clear advice and, where appropriate, recommendations to the Society Board on: • The way in which the Society’s With Profits Funds are managed and whether this is appropriately reflected in the PPFM documents; • Whether the Society is complying with the principles and practices set out in the PPFM; • Whether the Society has identified and addressed effectively the conflicting rights and interests of with profits policyholders and other policyholders or stakeholders in a way that is consistent with treating customers fairly; and • Any other issues with which the Board or Committee considers with profits policyholders might reasonably expect the Committee to be involved. The Committee is not empowered to take management decisions but acts as an advisory committee to inform the decision-making of the Society’s Board which has ultimate responsibility for managing the With Profits Fund. You will join a strong With Profits Committee and attend at least four Committee meetings per annum. In addition you will be expected to devote appropriate preparation time ahead of each meeting. You will also be available on an ad hoc basis to participate in briefings and consultation by phone or email. Your appointment will be subject to Board and regulatory approval.

The Member
The With Profits Committee Member will be an experienced individual having worked at a senior level within a financial services organisation and sat on Board or management committees. You will have a legal or customer services background, have a good understanding of with profits business, be numerate with good analytical skills and be familiar with the regulatory environment. For more information, please apply below or email ian.black@green-park.co.uk.

Interim Category Director – General Merchandise
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JN14445
Location:
London
Salary:
£850 per day
Duration:
6 months (temp to perm available)

The Client
Green Park is currently partnering a household retail market leader with revenues in the billions, specialising in general merchandise across multiple brands. With the firm’s continued success and growth we are now assisting with the expansion of their category teams within one of their leading brands (revenue over £1billion for this brand alone), we are seeking an established Interim Category Director to assist with their new alignment.

The Interim Assignment
With your proven career in general merchandise category management, you will be basing your business decisions with deep customer understanding in mind, as the Senior Category Manager role is accountable for driving top line sales and profit / revenue well above market growth rates. You will need to provide engaging category user experiences for customers and match the considerable demand that our clients brand generates - you will have gained this experience with a proven career within General Merchandise retailing.

The Interim Manager
The required candidate will need to have proven Senior Category experience within a national retailer, with revenues exceeding £500million in a head of / category director position within general merchandise. You will need to have proven experience of interim management and be based within a commutable distance to London. 

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
KA14536
Location:
London
Salary:
Salary on application

The Client
Our client is a successful and innovative charity, determined to build on its long history to improve lives and communities. They are looking for a superb, enterprising Chief Executive.

The Role
Working directly with a highly engaged Board of Trustees, the new Chief Executive will show initiative and flair in leading the charity towards their following ambitions: 1. They are proud to be a major landlord, providing housing for older people of limited means. They want to expand this role and hope to embark shortly on a project to build new almshouses. They also want to meet the needs of future generations and create housing which is connected to the wider community. 2. They invest their endowment capital and use the income to make grants to organisations meeting local needs. They want the funds to create the maximum sustainable impact: helping to build strong communities and tackle isolation and poverty. They are prepared to look for new and ground-breaking ways to invest in their area to create maximum benefit. The Chief Executive will lead and shape a small team to bring about imaginative investment in the community. You will have excellent influencing skills to engage with partners and other organisations in local government, and in the private and voluntary sectors.

The Ideal Candidate
Candidates must have experience of leading, developing innovative strategies and ensuring performance against agreed objectives. The most successful candidates will have the ability to take timely commercial decisions on large, complex and often sensitive projects, the ability to negotiate well through a changing process and the entrepreneurial flair to ensure the charity remains adaptable as well as effective. Experience of property development with multiple stakeholders, loan finance and local authority involvement would be highly desirable.

Interim Chief Information Officer (CIO) - Retail Fashion Specialist
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JN14609
Location:
West Europe
Salary:
£1400 per day
Duration:
9 months

The Client
Green Park is partnering an established pan-European retailer through an exciting next stage on their journey and growth by appointing an Interim CIO - Retail Fashion Specialist to take control of a system implementation and upgrade across 300 stores, multi-country.

The Interim Assignment
This role will be pivotal in driving organisational technology decisions while delivering a bulky system implementation / upgrade predominantly within a Microsoft dynamics environment. However, it will involve a raft of legacy systems. You will have full view of the organisation and engagement with the board / senior leadership team and be responsible for agenda and delivery of the finished article. It will be an incredibly hands on assignment and involve European travel. In addition to this implementation and upgrade, you will also have oversight of the technology functions. You will be responsible for providing professional guidance on all aspects of IT operations to the IT management team whilst reporting measured information to the business on the status of all operational issues in a format appropriate to the audience.

The Interim Manager
This is an opportunity for an established seasoned Interim CIO with change and retail fashion experience to see such an implementation through from ‘cradle to grave’. You will need to have proven experience within Microsoft dynamics as well as large multi-site fashion retailers, ideally multi-country.

*** We will not consider applications without multi-site retail exposure within a medium sized enterprise. ***

Interim Director of Strategy & Redesign
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
DN14472
Location:
South East
Salary:
Competitive salary depending on experience
Duration:
4 - 6 months

The Client

Our client is a leading CCG which is looking to appoint an interim Director of Strategy & Redesign for a short term period as they commence the appointment of a substantive member of staff.

The Interim Assignment

The Interim Director of Strategy & Redesign role will include developing the CCG’s strategy while leading on relationships with providers, patients and local authorities in clinical, research and education activities. The successful interim will also be expected to provide planning support to the localities to deliver clinical strategies, lead the CCG’s planning process ensuring the development of integration and lead on service and system change initiatives (including QIPP plan).

Applicants will also have to ensure coherence between the CCG’s vision and their partners’ plans, lead key service and system reviews and develop appropriate strategies across the health and social care community. This post will also be responsible for leading on joint commissioning arrangements with local authorities, NHSCB and other CCGs while being responsible for securing the best value from the public health ‘offer’.

The Interim Manager

The successful Interim Director of Strategy & Redesign will have strong experience of the integration agenda, must have board level experience in the NHS and be able to demonstrate a track record of change management and system redesign. Applicants will benefit from a good knowledge of CCG competencies and authorisation process while being able to evidence working with clinicians in a complex change environment. Preference will be given to applicants with a professional or clinical qualification and direct experience in primary care and secondary care.

Interim Assistant Director, Adult Services & Safeguarding
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
NL14488
Location:
London
Salary:
£600 per day
Duration:
6 - 9 months

The Client

Our client is a high performing London Borough with an ambitious agenda to drive through significant changes to deliver service improvements, address the Better Care Fund agenda and reducing spending in line with 2015 / 16 targets.

The Interim Assignment

As Interim Assistant Director of Adults, your primary focus will be on the day to day management of an £87m service area with approximately 1000 staff. Performance is strong, but there is an emphasis on delivering continuous improvement in front line service provision (particularly in learning disability services) and ensuring robust procedures are in place for adult safeguarding. Strong financial management expertise is a must.

The Interim Manager

The Interim Assistant Director of Adult Services & Safeguarding will without exception have significant second tier leadership experience in the management of high performing adult social care services. It is anticipated that candidates will have a social work qualification. Preference will be given to candidates who can be on site 5 days per week.

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