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 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.

Board Director
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
WR27381
Location:
London
Salary:
Competitive

Exciting opportunity to join a PE backed retailer (c£250m t/o) with exciting growth plans. A main Board Director, this position will report directly to the Chief Executive, developing and implementing new strategies to take the company forward. This individual will build a best-in-class finance function that supports robust and efficient operations; maximising business performance through the provision of sound financial and commercial support. Improve accounting procedures and standards, KPIs and the use of the ERP system, stock management, budgeting and forecasting. The candidate will have successfully led core finance functions including control, reporting, tax, treasury, risk management, budgeting and planning, financial analysis, management reporting and audit committee interactions. You must have had corporate finance or private equity exposure, particularly with transaction or refinancing experience. For further information, please contact William Richards on 0203 145 3439.

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
AT14256
Location:
East Europe
Salary:
Competitive

Exciting changes are happening to the way that the local NHS health services are commissioned, planned and designed for people in Luton, with the CCG giving the system leadership to drive these forward. We work closely with partners, stakeholders, clinicians, Luton residents, patients, service users and carers, listening and acting on their views in an open and transparent way. We work very closely with Luton Borough Council and have committed to the Luton integration programme ‘Better Together’. The CCG have taken over many of the responsibilities that were previously performed by the primary care trust, NHS Luton. We plan, organise and purchase NHS funded health care for the people of Luton. We are looking to recruit a Chief Finance Officer to join our senior leadership team. The CFO will provide professional financial leadership and business advice. In partnership with the CCG Board, the CFO will develop the financial strategy, ensure effective systems are in place to manage budgets and put in place an effective performance management framework to monitor, predict and manage risks to financial and non financial performance. You will be a confident leader who will ensure the function is an effective business partner providing strategic advice to the broader organisation. Operating in a challenging financial environment you will need to have experience of working in a complex organisation at or near Board Level. The successful candidate will demonstrate significant communication, negotiation and relationship building skills. Whilst not essential, experience of working with clinicians or an NHS organisation would be highly desirable. If you feel that you have the experience that we are looking for and have the passion and desire to lead Luton CCG to future success then please visit our microsite for further details, including how to apply: http://www.green-park-jobs.co.uk/lutonccg If you would like to discuss further, please contact one of our retained executive search consultants for a confidential discussion: Andrea Bainger or Anna Baines-Holmes on 0207 399 3993.

Interim Senior Programme / Change Lead
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JN14382
Location:
London
Salary:
£750 per day
Duration:
9 months

The Client
Green Park has been instructed by one of the leading UK’s leading retail / consumer firms to assist with a global business transformation.

The Interim Assignment
Our client requires an established interim Senior Programme / Change Lead to assist the programme team with their transformation project. This assignment will surround implementing new initiates throughout the global group, re-defining structure, exploring new markets, new retail concepts and customer journey / experience. This role will have senior stakeholder exposure both at group and country level.

The Interim Manager
The successful Interim Senior Programme / Change Lead will need to have a proven Programme / Business change background within a retail or consumer environment where customer exposure and journey is displayed (This can not be within retail financial services or an IT change environment). Proven experience at Board / MD / CEO level will also be required.

Interim Director of Adult and Children’s Services
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
NL14417
Location:
London
Salary:
Circa £700 - £900 per day
Duration:
4 - 5 months

The Client

Our client is a high performing London Borough with an integrated adult and children’s service.

The Interim Assignment

The role on offer is as statutory Director of Adult Services and statutory Director of Children’s Service on an interim management basis. The Directorate and indeed the organisation as a whole is high performing with a strong leadership team.

Whilst children’s services will always be a key area in which to maintain momentum, there will be a focus for the interim manager on adult social care, for example in terms of health integration, Public Health and the Better Care Fund.

Performance is good but this is not solely a maintenance role – there will be clear terms of reference for the assignment about continuing progress made to date.

The Interim Manager

The Interim Director of Adult and Children’s Services will without exception have held either the statutory DAS role or the statutory DCS role for a substantial period of time, ideally in an urban environment. Ideally candidates will have held both roles in a People Directorate setting and candidates will need to evidence the management and leadership of high performing teams.

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