Oct 192020

Non-Executive Director - Lothian Pension Fund

Business / Organisation Name: Lothian Pension Fund
Business / Organisation Sector: Public
Business / Organisation Website: https://www.lpf.org.uk/
Business / Organisation Type: Private Company
Role Title: Non-Executive Director
Remuneration: Paid

Role Description

Lothian Pension Fund (LPF) administers the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) in Edinburgh and the Lothians. We’re a multi-employer scheme with around £8 billion assets and were 98% funded at our last valuation in 2017, managing 87,900 records of 81,500 members and 80 employers. Lothian Pension Fund is the second largest LGPS fund in Scotland.

We also manage the Scottish Homes Pension Fund on behalf of the Scottish Government. This a closed fund and has 1,550 deferred and pensioner members with £0.16 billion investments. Members of Homeless Scotland Action were transferred into this fund recently.

Our investment team is unique in Scotland in holding FCA authorisation. We manage over 85% of assets in-house via internal equity, bond and other real asset portfolios (e.g. infrastructure, property and timberland investments).

We established a regulated investment company providing resourcing, operational support, governance and deal execution for our private markets and gained FCA authorisation in 2015. This enables collaboration with other LGPS funds on investment management, strategic investment advisory, private markets, and listed and indirect property investments.

In March 2017, we became the first UK Local Government pension fund awarded accreditation for the Pensions Administration Standards Association and have held the Customer Service Excellence Award for over ten years.

The day-to-day running of LPF is carried out by a specialist team who undertake pension administration, accounting and investment functions.
LPF colleagues are employed by an arms-length company, LPFE Limited (LPFE), which is wholly-owned by the City of Edinburgh Council (CEC).

In connection with the appointment to LPFE, the function of this board is to ensure the experience of people employed in LPF meets our ambitions as an employer and ensures we have the governance, policies, remuneration and culture that allows us to attract, engage and retain the talent we need to succeed for our members.

In connection with the appointment to LPFI, the function of this board is to ensure that our systems and controls, policies and risk profile is suitable for our profile as an investment manager authorised and regulated by the FCA. This board has oversight of our external client activities but does not set the investment strategy for these clients or for the main Fund.

All the operations, costs and liabilities in relation to LPF, including those of LPFE and LPFI, are borne by LPF.

The opportunity

We’re seeking to appoint an independent non-executive director to our LPFI and LPFE boards to support our continuing growth. There’s a high degree of commonality in the work of the boards and a single candidate could be appointed to both, but we will consider individual appointments to the extent that serves our needs.

Essential Requirements

Credible experience and qualifications to perform the following functions are highly desirable for the appointed individuals

  • Able to provide independent scrutiny and sound judgement, providing challenge and support to ensure the Group delivers on its strategic, business and financial targets and plans; supporting and enabling a culture of member or client service
  • Set suitable long-term performance goals for executive directors and assess their performance against same
  • uphold high standards of integrity and probity and support the chairperson and executive directors in instilling the appropriate culture, values and behaviours in the boardroom and beyond
  • Provide executive officers with challenge, support and guidance on delivering the relevant aspects of the Operating Plan for the Fund
  • Setting risk appetite, controls and policies in the areas of FCA regulated investment management
  • Guiding board-level responses to technology oversight and cyber risk challenges
  • Oversight of assurance models including three lines of defence approaches
  • Setting durable and appropriate compensation policies for senior managers in financial services and / or public-sector roles
  • Set the Company’s values and standards and ensure that its obligations to its sole shareholder and others are understood and met
  • Satisfy yourself on the integrity of financial information and that financial controls and systems of risk management are robust and defensible
  • Be responsible for determining levels of remuneration of executive directors and have a prime role in appointing and, where necessary, removing senior management and ensuring succession planning
  • Devote time to developing and refreshing your knowledge and skills.

Time Commitment

You will be expected to devote such time as is necessary for the proper performance of your duties. Overall, we anticipate that you will spend in the region of five hours each month on work for the Company after the induction phase. This will include attendance at Board meetings (ordinarily to be held every two months and a strategic planning session held annually) and attending one meeting per year of the Company’s parent Pensions Committee (if required) held on a quarterly basis. In addition, you will be required to consider all relevant papers before each meeting. Unless urgent and unavoidable circumstances prevent you from doing so, it is expected that you will attend all meetings.

The nature of the role makes it difficult to be more specific about the maximum time commitment. You may be required to devote additional time to the Company in respect of preparation time and ad hoc matters which may arise and particularly when the Company is undergoing a period of increased activity. At certain times it may be necessary to convene additional Board, committee or shareholder meetings. As a result, this role may not be suitable for candidates with existing full-time executive responsibilities.

Recruitment Timetable

  • Applications Deadline: 2 November 2020
  • First Interviews: week of 9 November 2020
  • Final Interviews: to be confirmed
  • Appointments commence: December 2020


To apply for the role, which is for both boards please upload your CV and a covering letter expressing interest, outlining your suitability for the role and the reasons for the application.

Equal Opportunities (including our support for Public Sector Equality Duty)

Lothian Pension Fund is an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to promoting a diverse, equal and inclusive culture and welcome applications from people of all sectors of the community.

We particularly encourage people from under-represented communities to apply, including but not limited to those with disabilities, from minority ethnic groups, who are part of the LGBT+ community, and all those who feel their voices are not commonly represented at board level.

Application Details

To apply for the role, which is for both boards please upload your CV and a covering letter expressing interest, outlining your suitability for the role and the reasons for the application to https://lothianpensionfund.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=43&source=aWQ9OQ%3D%3D

Closing Date: 02/11/2020
Contact Name: Stephanie Duddy
Contact Telephone: 0131 529 5225
Contact Email: lpfpeopleandcommunicationsteam@edinburgh.gov.uk

Oct 112020

2 Non-Executive Directors - Intelitude Informatics Ltd

Location: London
Date Posted: 01/10/2020
Closing Date: 19/10/2020
Salary: £25,000.00-£60,000.00 per year

Job description

Medium-sized, management consulting and Finance optimization company seeks two part-time Non-Executive Director to support the Chairman and CEO in decisions concerning finance, HR, long-term strategy, succession and other key issues. Estimated time commitment min. 2 days per month.

The Appointment

The need is to recruit an individual with the skills, experience and personal style required to be a supportive and constructively challenging Non-Executive Director of a growing and developing consulting practice business which is transitioning.

Candidates must have a well-developed general business background, including some relevant exposure to textiles or international trade in raw materials, and who are of appropriate seniority and maturity to be credible members of the Board. They will need to have a listening approach, sound judgement, and an open and inclusive style.

The Task

The main components of the role include;

  • Being an effective Board member, working with the Chairman & CEO to provide appropriate levels of governance and oversight
  • Representing the interests of Shareholders on the Board.
  • Encouraging an environment of maximum transparency and objectivity in discussion and decision-making
  • Being a supportive and consistent colleague and sounding board to the Board/executive team, providing constructive challenge when necessary
  • Engaging with the Group on a broader basis as required, willing to participate outside the formal board/committee meetings and being available on an ad hoc basis as required
  • Bringing relevant and recent experience and a well developed general business understanding to Board debate
  • Engaging with the Shareholders as appropriate, and when requested, in both formal and informal settings

The Person

A successful Non-Executive Director is likely to possess a blend of the following skills and experience;

  • Relevant and demonstrable personal success in their chosen field supported by sound business experience gained in a leadership role
  • A broad understanding of the industrial and commercial sectors in the UK
  • Previous success in Executive, Non-Executive or Chairman roles in a similar organisation
  • Commercial aptitude with a sound understanding of strategic and operational business finance in times of both growth and consolidation
  • A listening approach, offering sound judgement, gravitas and impact, and an open and inclusive style combined with the ability to probe and challenge in a constructive way
  • Excellent personal relationships, capable of engaging with a wide range of people, offering well-developed influencing skills and possessing the art of knowing when to get involved and when to hold back

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Oct 102020

Non-Executive Director - 3 Rivers Property Development Limited

Recruiter: Hays
Location: Tiverton
Salary: c£700 per day for a 4 day per month commitment
Posted: 09 Oct 2020
Closes: 2 Nov 2020
Ref: 3870016
Position/Level: Board
Responsibilities: Executive Management
Sector: Construction
Contract Type: Permanent
Language: English

3 Rivers Property Development Limited was established in 2017 by our sole shareholder Mid Devon District Council, with a vision to deliver a mixed portfolio of housing and commercial developments, tackling the shortage of affordable housing supply as well as bringing forward schemes that meet our commitments to high quality, sustainable housing delivery. We have already completed our first two developments, are mid-way through our third and have plans in place for further schemes that will build on our award-winning reputation for craftsmanship and design.

As we move forward with our objectives, it is essential that we have in place the right governance to drive and underpin our ambition. We are looking for an experienced business leader to provide independent oversight and constructive challenge to the leadership team and use their professional expertise and experience to help secure our development programme.

You will be a residential specialist with Chief Executive or Director level experience and expertise in land, development and/or sales, together with knowledge of the housing development market in the South West.

This is a superb opportunity for you to use your expertise and experience, helping 3 Rivers Property Development contribute to Mid Devon’s future housing needs. By helping ensure our Board is as effective as possible and through providing excellent advice, support and challenge to our leadership team, you will play a major part in the growth of the company.

The closing date for applications is Monday 2nd November 2020. For further information please click here to access a candidate pack and role profile. For a confidential discussion please contact Mark Bearn of HAYS Executive on 07872 672290.


Oct 012020

Chair - Association of Colleges

Business / Organisation Name: Association of Colleges
Business / Organisation Sector: Private
Business / Organisation Type: Association
Role Title: Chair
Remuneration: Paid
Role Description: AoC Board Chair
Association of Colleges
Salary: £25,000
Time Commitment: 4 -6 days per month

The Association of Colleges (AoC) is the national voice for colleges and exists to promote and support their interests. Everything AoC does is aimed at helping colleges provide the best possible experience and outcomes for students and employers and to fulfil their roles as community assets and anchor institutions. We believe that every community should be supported by a successful and sustainable college, which develops students, delivers relevant skills, and supports stronger communities, social justice, employers and the economy.

This is an exciting time to join AoC. Member satisfaction is high with members more actively engaged with our policy and campaign work than ever before, and we have very strong and productive relationships with government and its agencies.

Colleges transform 2.2 million lives every year across the UK and have always played a vital civic role at the heart of their communities. They empower people throughout their lives with the skills they need to get on in life, support better productivity and innovation of businesses, and strengthen every community’s sense of place. Colleges are central to driving a fairer, more sustainable and more prosperous society, and it is crucial that we position colleges to meet the challenges of the future.

This is a post which provides a unique opportunity to take an integral role in a membership organisation created by colleges themselves, and is vital in supporting AoC in its mission to champion and support the sector by enhancing colleges’ reputation, leading policy thinking, influencing decision-makers, advising colleges and sharing good practice.

We are seeking a strong ambassador and an experienced communicator who demonstrates a high level of interpersonal and networking skills that will ensure a strong public profile for AoC. As Chair you will work closely with the Chief Executive and AoC President to oversee the implementation of AoC’s aims, objectives and goals as set out in our recently published strategic plan to 2023, whilst overseeing delivery of effective governance and providing leadership for the Board.

Whilst a college background is not essential to this post, you will evidence an understanding of and commitment to the education and training sector, a passion for enriching lives through learning and an authentic approach to dealing with all stakeholders. You will also demonstrate a steadfast commitment to the Nolan Principles and to AoC’s mission and vision, ensuring the success of AoC, our members and their students.

If you believe that you have the experience, skills and background to support the Association through its next phase of development, then we encourage you to contact the team for a conversation.

Application Details

For more information about this post, please visit the dedicated microsite: https://www.aoc-services.co.uk/current_opportunity/aoc-board-chair/

For a confidential conversation about this great opportunity please contact Hilary Clifford at Hilary.Clifford@aoc.co.uk or call 07387 103 459 or Natalie Gee at Natalie.Gee@aoc.co.uk or call 07824 845 074

Closing Date: 25/10/2020
Contact Name: Natalie Gee
Contact Telephone: 07824 845 074
Contact Email: Natalie.Gee@aoc.co.uk

Sep 102020

Non-Executive Director - Widgit

Recruiter: Widgit
Location: Royal Leamington Spa
Salary: £8,000 - £12,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 07 Sep 2020
Closes: 19 Oct 2020
Ref: HKXBL1910/KP-HL
Sectors: Management
Contract Type: Contract
Hours: Part Time

Widgit is an educational software provider with over 30 years of success. Our mission is to give people who have difficulty with text the same opportunities as everyone else. This is primarily achieved by our ‘symbolisation’ technology, which translates text into graphical symbols.

Our symbols and software titles are used in a wide range of locations, including thousands of schools, healthcare settings and homes, to support communication, education and understanding.

We are also involved in a range of Accessibility Projects where we work with customers across various sectors to create professional, easy-to-read versions of content. Our aim is to make content accessible to people who may have issues accessing text, or for those who don’t speak English as their first language.

We are currently looking for two Non-Executive Directors to join us on a part-time basis. This is a rolling one year renewable contract that has an anticipated tenure of three – six years.

The Benefits

  • Salary of £8,000 - £12,000 per annum DOE
  • Work just two – three days per month on average

If you are a senior level professional from a business and finance or SaaS and IP background, this is a brilliant opportunity to drive the success of an organisation that champions accessibility.

As part of our Board, you will have the chance to make a real impact and use your expertise to guide the development of the organisation.

Our core values are integrity, kindness and quality, and they underpin everything we do. If you share these values and feel you could make a difference as part of our forward-thinking team, we are eager to hear from you.

The Role

As a Non-Executive Director, you will help to steer the direction of our organisation during a pivotal time of expansion.

Widgit has recently grown to a size where more formal policies and procedures are necessary, and we are still in the process of putting many of them in place. As a member of our Board, you will be required to adapt to these changes and support the organisation’s development in this area.

You will play a key role in balancing our natural cautiousness with the ability to take the action needed to achieve our objectives.

About You

To join us as a Non-Executive Director, you will have experience at a senior level in one of the following fields:

  • Business and finance
  • SaaS and IP

You may have previously held the title of CEO, Chief Executive, MD, Managing Director, Finance Director, Head of IT, CTO, Chief Technology Officer, Head of Finance and Operations, or Head of Operations.

Webrecruit and Widgit are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. We are keen to encourage a greater degree of diversity on the Board, particularly across race and gender lines, as we feel the company will benefit from a wide range of experiences and viewpoints.

We have a dedicated PSL which includes The HR Consultancy and Webrecruit, should any further agency assistance be required, partners will be contacted directly. As such, we will not accept unsolicited applications or approaches from agencies.

So, if you are seeking your next challenge as a Non-Executive Director, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

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Sep 022020

Non-Executive Director - ePOS Hybrid

Location: Edinburgh
Date Posted: 01/09/2020
Closing Date: 30/09/2020

Hybrid is a technology start-up with great ambition and passion in what we do. We provide innovative cloud based ‘ePOS Systems’ for the hospitality food industry. We’re looking for 4 Non-Executive advisory board members with background in ‘SaaS’, ‘International Business’, ‘Legal’ or ‘Venture Capital’. We currently have a small, dynamic and fast-moving senior executive directors board but from time to time need more input into that senior board from specialised experts in certain fields. We have just completed a very successful fund-raising round and have ambitious plans.

Time Commitment: Approximately there will be 3 to 4 full Board meetings per year which the various ‘advisory board members’ may be asked to attend either in whole or in part, and advisory Board members may also be asked to lead sub-committees and represent the organisation at relevant events.

Remuneration: £200 per day.

Term of Office: Advisory board members will be appointed for one year tenure, (henceforth renewable annually).

Location: Flexible, although the majority of the meetings will be held in Edinburgh. In the near future, many of these meetings may be on Zoom.

Areas where input may be needed:

  • Feeding into executive board to set & pivot the organisation’s vision, values and strategic direction.
  • Within own core expertise, providing constructive feedback, monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of certain areas of strategy and objectives.
  • Commenting on and suggesting appropriate improvements to the iHybrid organisational structure and capability including best use of available resources being deployed for maximum impact.
  • Building effective strategic partnerships to support the organisation and its aims, within own areas of expertise and networks, and wider when the opportunity arises.
  • Acting as a critical friend, providing mentorship and support to the iHybrid Executive Board.
  • Feeding back on, and suggesting improvements to, the management oversight of any risks and the financial standing of the organisation where the advisory member has appropriate expertise.
  • Representing iHybrid, the organisation and its members where appropriate.
  • Ensuring that communication with stakeholders is transparent and effective.

What we’re looking for:

The successful candidate will have some knowledge and a genuine interest in Technology. A background in the food and technology industry would be an added advantage.

Following a comprehensive Board skills audit and assessment of the iHybrid strategy, the company is seeking such individuals that have specific skills and experience in the areas of Saas, International Business, Legal or Venture Capital.

Previous experience in a Board position is desirable. However, candidates without any experience in a Board position should still be able to demonstrate the skills and competencies necessary to contribute to iHybrid.

Job Types: Part-time, Contract, Volunteer

Salary: £200.00 per day & pro-rata for parts there-of.

Contract length: 12 months

Application deadline: 30/09/2020

Expected start date: 15/10/2020

Job Types: Part-time, Contract

Salary: £200.00 per day


Flexible schedule

Board level experience: 5 years (Preferred)
Work remotely:

Temporarily due to COVID-19

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Sep 012020

Non-Executive Director - Games Workshop

Recruiter: Games Workshop
Location: England, Nottinghamshire, Nottingham
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 28 Aug 2020
Closes: 20 Sep 2020
Ref: UK_00809
Contact: Games Workshop Limited
Position/Level: Board
Responsibilities: Finance, Strategy
Sector: FMCG / Retail
Contract Type: Permanent
Language: English

About the Job

Do you want to make an active contribution as a non-executive director to this unique, vertically integrated, global business? Could you contribute at board level to this Stock Exchange listed company's constant drive for improved products, performance and shareholder returns.

We are looking for someone who will always put the Company's interest first, who can bring an open mind and considered good judgment to the boardroom whilst supporting the executive team. We would be particularly interested in candidates who have recent, relevant financial experience. Online retail experience would also be of particular interest to us.

You will need to spend sufficient time in the Company, to get to know its people and how it works. You will attend all board and related meetings.

Working at Games Workshop

Games Workshop is a business with a strong internal culture. We have a definite set of ideas, beliefs and ways of doing business. We believe that how you behave does matter, therefore, we believe that attitudes - such as honesty and integrity - are even more important than skills. We will happily teach you the skills needed for many roles if you bring a great attitude to your work.

We believe that everybody in the company should be continually making things better for our customers, whether this is by providing ever better products or delivering ever greater service. We are hard working, committed and cheerful. Above all, we try to put the needs of the business first in our decision-making.

We have a strong culture of personal development at Games Workshop and there are many resources and opportunities for both personal and professional development. If the way you behave at work and the attitudes you display fit with ours, it is highly likely you will be successful, well rewarded and happy. However, it is only fair to say that people who don't fit with our culture, or who play at fitting, will be unhappy and consequently unsuccessful. You can read more about Games Workshop's business culture at jobs.games-workshop.com.

Other Essential Information

Closing date: Applications must be received by midnight, UK time, on Sunday 20 September 2020.

If your application is successful, you must be available for a video interview on 2 October 2020.

How to Apply

The most important thing we require is a letter or video telling us why you want this job.

When you're ready, please click here.

Aug 252020

Non-Executive Director - Ceryx Medical

Business / Organisation Name: Ceryx Medical
Business / Organisation Sector: Private
Business / Organisation Website: http://www.ceryxmedical.com
Business / Organisation Type: Private Company
Role Title: Non-Executive Director
Remuneration: Paid

Role Description

Ceryx Medical are developing a unique cardiac rhythm management device for the treatment of heart failure. We have just completed a Seed investment and are looking to expand our Board. We are looking for NEDs with experience of the medical device industry preferably cardiac devices.

Closing Date: 30/09/2020
Contact Name: Stuart Plant
Contact Telephone: 07810754896
Contact Email: stuart.plant@ceryxmedical.com


Jul 302020

Non-Executive Director (SMCR) - Redmayne Bentley

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire
Salary: £ Attractive
Reference: NENB / NED-RB
Job Type: Permanent
Sector: Senior Finance
Closing date: 28/08/2020

The company

Established in 1875, Redmayne Bentley is one of the largest independent private client investment management and stockbroking firms in the UK, with over £2.1bn of client assets, £5.3bn of funds under management and more than 100 investment managers across 30 offices throughout the UK. As an independently-owned partnership, they are not beholden to short-term shareholder demands. Instead, Redmayne Bentley are aligned with their clients and focused on the long term, which sets them apart from many of their competitors. As might be expected from a firm with such a heritage, Redmayne Bentley are proud that they continue to enjoy both low staff turnover and high levels of client loyalty – something which speaks volumes about their approach to business.

The job

In April 2019 Redmayne Bentley launched a 5 year plan which amongst other things set their ambition to double Assets under Management (AuM) to £5bn in 5 years. This ambitious plan along with the recent introduction of Senior Manager and Certification Regime (SMCR) regulation is the reason why they are now actively recruiting an additional Non-Executive Director with audit experience to join the Main Board. The successful candidate will support the Main Board members in providing effective strategic and operational leadership, Chair and lead the Audit Committee agenda in line with the requirements of the Firm, regulatory and governance expectations. With a recognised accounting qualification and credible previous Board experience, applicants will be strategic, analytical and innovative. Experience as a CFO/FD or audit partner in a financial services business is highly preferable and the successful candidate will ideally benefit from a sound commercial track record that demonstrates good judgement and market understanding.

The person

Redmayne Bentley are proud of their continued commitment to a friendly, client and people focussed culture that is driven by their values of Excellence, Integrity, Respect, Responsibility and Teamwork. The successful candidate will be an individual who can not only provide the necessary technical experience and skills to fulfil a role on their Board but also someone that will genuinely embrace their values which are lived everyday by the Board and provide a framework for the rest of the business to deliver their continued growth success. The time commitment is approximately 36 days a year including the 12 main board meeting dates.

For further information, an initial confidential discussion or to apply please contact nbrewster@brewsterpartners.co.uk or nedwards@brewsterpartners.co.uk. Applications should include a CV and a supporting statement detailing why you are interested in a Non-Executive Director position with Redmayne Bentley to nbrewster@brewsterpartners.co.uk or nedwards@brewsterpartners.co.uk

The closing date for applications is Friday 28th August 2020.


Neil Edwards
Client Director
Brewster Partners Recruitment Group

T: 01302 308 040
M: 07858 518 415
E: nedwards@brewsterpartners.co.uk


To apply for this job, please send your CV to the email above or to info@brewsterpartners.co.uk quoting "Vacancy: Non-Executive Director (SMCR), Reference: NENB / NED-RB".

Jul 142020

Non-Executive Director - FinTech start-up Bank

Job Description

  • Working closely with the Chair on ensuring the Board functions smoothly;
  • Serving as a point of contact for the company's shareholders, directors, regulators, and other stakeholders when the Chair is not available or where there is some issue that requires an independent arbiter;
  • Leading the evaluation of the Chair's performance in concert with the Board's other directors;
  • Leading meetings in which the Chair is not present or has been recused;
  • Helping to ensure that the company lives up to its commitment of diverse representation at the executive and Board level;
  • Maintaining relationships with the company's major stakeholders to ensure a good understanding of their perspectives;
  • Acting as a conduit for the PRA and FCA into the Board as and when required;
  • Working with the People and Governance Committee around succession planning, particularly with regard to the Chair;
  • Working with the Audit & Risk committee
  • Serving as the point of contact for any whistleblowing;

The Successful Applicant

  • Critically, you must have a solid understanding of the UK corporate governance code and what the expectations of this role are.
  • You should have prior executive experience or non-executive board experience in the UK banking sector (ideally,in retail banking)
  • You should be comfortable using technology and should follow larger trends within the technology industry

What's on Offer

An executive role with remuneration.

Contact: Sumrana Saleem
Email: sumranasaleem@pageexecutive.com
Tel: o20 7776 5973/ 075 5715 5542

Quote job ref: 14100109

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