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

General Manager / Director of Buying & Merchandising
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
RF14387
Location:
Middle East
Salary:
Competitive package available to attract strong international talent

The Client
Our client is one of the largest footwear and accessories chain in the Middle East, offering a range of affordable, world-class brands for men, women and children. This home-grown brand operates across the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Jordan and Egypt. This is an ambitious organisation with a great deal of potential for the right individual.

The Role
As General Manager / Director of Buying & Merchandising reporting to the CEO, this role is responsible for the development, sourcing and buying of the full product collection, developing the commercial strategy and delivery of each seasonal range assortment. Creating a seasonal range brief to ensure the right product mix for each store, you will be regularly analysing the competition and trends.

The Candidate
The General Manager / Director of Buying and Merchandising will ideally have worked in a Head of Buying role in an established international footwear retailer and be ready to make the next step to join a young and dynamic organisation. You will have strong analytical skills, be able to negotiate and be intuitive to market trends. For more information please contact either William Richards or Rachel Ford on 020 7399 4300.

UK HR Director (HRD)
Job Type:
Board Practice & Advisory
Reference:
WR14117
Location:
London
Salary:
Circa £85k

The Client
Our client is a leading online business who are looking for a new UK Director. With a global proposition, the business operates in over a dozen countries, with almost 10 million worldwide members. With sales growing every year and a proven and highly profitable business model they are a fast-paced, international and an exciting place to work in a collaborative and challenging team environment.

The Role
The UK HR Director will work alongside the Group HR Director to ensure that the HR strategy fully supports the overall global business and L&D strategies. Collaborating with the UK HR Managers and UK MD, you will ensure consistency in the People Plan approach and implementation. Rolling out the plan covering talent, reward, culture compensation and compliance, this role will support all departments with HR guidance.

The Candidate
You will be an energetic, self-confident individual who enjoys a frank, open and honest work place. With experience in retail, hospitality or leisure, you will have solid experience of operating in a fast-paced environment with expertise of hands on HR team leadership.

Public Services Ombudsman
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
AB14271
Location:
Wales
Salary:
£140k per annum

As the Public Services Ombudsman, you will investigate complaints made by members of the general public that they have suffered hardship or injustice as a consequence of maladministration or service failure by Welsh public bodies. These bodies include the Welsh Government, local government including community councils, the National Health Service including General Practitioners, registered social landlords and a range of other public bodies. You will champion individuals who have suffered an injustice and work to secure the best possible outcome where injustice has occurred. Through your work you will help to promote high standards in public life and continuous improvement in the standards of public services in Wales. As well as having a strong commitment to upholding the rights of ordinary citizens, you will need excellent interpersonal, analytical and communication skills. Independence of judgement is also an essential requirement. A demonstrable track record of influencing and negotiating at a senior level is essential. Knowledge of local government and/or the National Health Service would be a distinct advantage. To view this advert in Welsh, please click here: http://www.green-park.co.uk/jobs/view/board-placements-14271-Ombwdsmon-Gwasanaethau-Cyhoeddus-Cymru/

Client Director
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
ML14306
Location:
London
Salary:
£125k + benefits

The Client
Our client is a large commercial business providing key consumer and financial services and products through a retail network which is one of the largest in the UK. Supported by a large investment programme, the business is going through a modernisation, growth and customer excellence programme to provide a better service for its customers. The vision is to grow further and deliver more services as a major multi-channel business, increasing the digital capability to offer customers products and services online.

The Interim Assignment
As part of this transformation, they seek a Client Director who will lead and manage the key strategic partnerships with clients and business partners. This is a pivotal role in the senior commercial team with responsibility for setting the strategic framework for the business, leading the interface with the other operating divisions, as well as introducing new innovative products and services to market and managing pricing strategy. This is a commercially-focussed role with significantly P&L responsibility.

The Interim Manager
This exciting role requires a commercial professional with a minimum of 10 years’ experience in B2C and B2B services. They will need to have managed large high profile commercial accounts in excess of £100m and have a strong proposition development focus demonstrated by a successful track-record in leading customer-led organisations. For further information please email Anna.Baines-holmes@green-park.co.uk

Chief Executive - Victim Support
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
KA14202
Location:
London
Salary:
Attractive

Victim Support is a charity which has travelled a very long way and is now the largest of its kind in Europe. It is a charity which helps the victims of crime and their families and which supports witnesses in courts across England and Wales. With a brand new Victim’s Code and Witness Charter now passed by Parliament, a positive shift towards restorative justice, and a linked increase in central government funding, these are exciting times for those with and for whom it works, victims and witnesses alike. We are seeking a truly exceptional individual to build on the excellent work of Victim Support’s departing Chief Executive, and to inspire and drive the organisation on to even greater success in the future. There is no doubt this will be a demanding role, but one that also presents a huge opportunity for the right candidate, and one which can make a genuine difference to the lives of millions. For further information please visit our microsite http://www.green-park-jobs.co.uk/victimsupportceo For a confidential discussion on the role please call Kai Adams on 020 7399 3995 or Jaimi Keemer on 020 7399 3993

Interim Assistant Director - Safeguarding and Children’s Social Care
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
NL27381
Location:
London
Salary:
£600 - £800 per day
Duration:
6 months

As a response to the changes in the Ofsted inspection regime as of November 2013, and in anticipation of an imminent full inspection, this London Borough is specifically looking to recruit a senior interim manager with significant expertise in Children’s Social Care. The role has two facets – one is to run the day to day operations as part of a senior management team, covering safeguarding and Quality Assurance. The other part of the role, again as part of the senior team is to prepare the Directorate for inspection. We are therefore interested to speak to candidates with a senior leadership background in children’s social care at second and third tier as there may well be further opportunities with this Authority.

Interim Finance Director
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
DN14350
Location:
South East
Salary:
Up to £1000 per day
Duration:
Up to 9 months

The Client

Our client, a leading NHS Foundation Trust are looking to appoint an interim director of finance for a period of up to 9 months.

The interim assignment

Alongside the day to day running of the department the interim finance director will be required to upskill the current team, analyse and address the current skill gaps and work to improve their approach to technical functions such as SLR. Most importantly the organisation is going through a period of change with a recently installed board and are facing not just a high CIP target but a challenging year on year deficit.

The Interim Finance Director

Applicants must have served as a Finance Director in a provider organisation with attention being given to interims that have worked in a Foundation Trust. The successful interim finance director will have a demonstrable track record of developing underperforming teams, bringing clam to transitional environments and will have the ability to steer a Trust through a challenging financial environment.

Interim Group Treasury Director
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JN14362
Location:
London
Salary:
Up to £1200 per day
Duration:
Up to 6 months

The Client

Green Park is proud to be representing a household client within the retail industry who are about to embark on a major business restructure. Due to this they now require assistance with an interim Director of Treasury.

The Interim Assignment

The interim Director of Treasury will be a dynamic individual that will help drive value by providing thoughtful, strategic leadership and financial expertise within the Treasury and Finance organisations. This position will have a wide range of responsibilities, including assisting with the capital markets, funding, credit, risk management, banking, treasury operations, payment and merchant card processing. They will need proven experience within complicated corporate treasury who has the ability to own and drive the full treasury operation.

The Interim Manager

The successful interim Director of Treasury will need to be a proven corporate treasury expert with experience in both listed and privately owned organisations, private equity exposure would also be suffice. The role will be based predominantly in Central London however may require limited travel.

Finance Director
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
RF14222
Location:
London
Salary:
Competitive

An exciting opportunity to join a privately held, well established, high-street fashion retailer. The newly appointed Finance Director will take day-to-day control of the finance function and team and will work closely with all members of the management team and the senior Executive team. Reporting to the CFO you will be responsible for facilitating and ensuring budgetary control, making recommendations to encourage the continuous improvement of financial performance and implementing relevant changes and/or policies within the business. The Finance Director will be encouraged to have regular dialogue with the Founder and Executive Chairman and will be expected to be present at board meetings. A qualified accountant, with a strong ‘hands-on’ work ethic and the ability to understand the detail and the ‘big picture’, you will be a proven retail professional with a track record of successful management and building of an effective finance function in a fast paced, entrepreneurial business. You must have experience of working in a fashion environment.

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.

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