May 272019

Non-Executive Director - Lloyds Banking Group

Recruiter: Lloyds Banking Group
Location: London
Salary: Not Specified
Posted: 26 May 2019
Closes: 07 Jun 2019
Job Function: Non Executive Director
Industry: Finance, Banking

The Board of Lloyds Banking Group plc is looking to appoint a new independent Non-Executive Director who will bring additional finance/accounting skills to the Board.

The Board is responsible for corporate governance, encompassing leadership, strategic direction and control of Lloyds Banking Group, and is accountable to shareholders for financial and operational performance.

The successful candidate will also serve as an independent Non-Executive Director of Lloyds bank plc and Bank of Scotland plc which are both wholly owned subsidiaries of Lloyds Banking Group plc and together comprise the Group’s Ring-Fenced Bank.

Key experience and personal qualities required include the following:

  • Candidates will bring finance and accounting skills, ideally as a Chartered Accountant
  • Past or current experience of operating as a Group CFO in a leading FTSE company (or its equivalent) or as a former Big Four Partner
  • Banking or Financial Services experience is ideal but not essential
  • Prior significant FTSE Non-Executive Director experience would be advantageous
  • Additional experience of technology transformation or digital innovation would be useful as would experience in a customer focused role
  • Deep understanding of corporate governance and the Board’s obligations to shareholders and stakeholders
  • Candidates should be collaborative and comfortable to challenge constructively
  • Individuals will be of the highest integrity, have strong values and the reputation to sit on a financial services Board

For further information about Lloyds Banking Group and its commitment to diversity please visit

Please apply by sending a CV and covering letter by email to

The closing date for applications is Friday 7th of June.

May 192019

Non-Executive Director (Commercial focus) – Instrumentation – Biotechnology

Our client has developed a technology platform that enables discovery and cell line development in a range of growing markets through single cell analysis. The systems make the development of new biopharmaceuticals faster and more cost-effective, improve monoclonal antibody screening, enhance research efficiency and will offer exciting benefits to those working in diagnostics and therapeutics. Candidates must have:

- Strong international sales experience in instrumentation life science companies.
- Fund-raising networks and/or fundraising experience internationally.
- Operated at Senior Management/Board level.
- IPO and/or M&A experience useful.
- Business Development and other experience desirable.

Application Instructions:

To apply for this role please visit our website:

Application Closing Date:

31 July

May 112019

Chair - Asian Development Bank (ADB) Compliance Review Panel


Asian Development Bank (ADB) is an international development finance institution headquartered in Manila, Philippines and is composed of 68 members, 49 of which are from the Asia and Pacific region. ADB is committed to achieving a prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and the Pacific, while sustaining its efforts to eradicate extreme poverty. ADB combines finance, knowledge, and partnerships to fulfill its expanded vision under its Strategy 2030.

ADB only hires nationals of its 68 members.

The Compliance Review Panel (CRP) is a fact-finding body that reports to the ADB Board of Directors. The CRP chair coordinates with the ADB Board of Directors through the Board Compliance Review Committee (BCRC), a committee of the ADB Board of Directors, that oversees the CRP work on behalf of the ADB Board of Directors. The CRP is led by the CRP Chair and is supported by the Office of the Compliance Review Panel (OCRP) which facilitates the CRP's communication and coordination with the ADB (Board of Directors, Management, and staff). OCRP also conducts awareness-raising programs inside and outside of ADB. The OCRP is headed by the CRP chair.

The position of CRP Chair is assigned to the CRP. The CRP consists of three members, one of whom is the full-time CRP Chair, who is based in ADB's headquarters, and remaining two members are part-time members, who are called upon when required.

The role of the CRP is to independently investigate complaints received from people affected by ADB-assisted projects and programs to assess whether ADB has complied with its operational policies and procedures and to determine whether such people have suffered direct and material harm or likely harm as a result of non-compliance. The CRP's function and operation are regulated by the Accountability Mechanism Policy, 2012 (the AM Policy). [1] .

Terms and Conditions of Appointment

The position is for a 5-year non-renewable term, requiring work on a full-time basis, and is to be filled by a national of an ADB regional member country. The successful candidate will be required to investigate complaints and perform other tasks as per the responsibilities listed below [2].

ADB Directors, Alternate Directors, Director's Advisors, Management, staff, and consultants are not eligible to serve on the CRP until at least 3 years have elapsed from the end of their time of employment or position with ADB. After serving on the CRP, panel members will be barred from any future employment with ADB.

Detailed information about the CRP and Accountability Mechanism is available on the Accountability Mechanism's website at

[2] Para 132 of the AM Policy, 2012 provides the full scope of work required of the CRP Chair.


  • Responsibilities
    • Processing and investigating complaints from eligible persons, including but not limited to the site visits in relevant countries;
    • Engaging with relevant parties and stakeholders, including complainants and their representatives including non-government organizations (NGOs) and civil society organizations (CSOs) concerned, the relevant government, private sector client, ADB Management and staff, and the ADB Board member representing the country concerned, to obtain a thorough understanding of the issues to be examined during the consideration and undertaking of a compliance review pursuant to the AM Policy;
    • Coordinating CRP's activities, to the extent appropriate, with compliance review mechanism of other co-financing institutions that may be conducting a separate compliance review of the same project;
    • Conducting thorough and objective reviews of the compliance by ADB with its operational policies and procedures, as applicable;
    • Issuing eligibility determination reports, draft and final compliance review reports, and annual monitoring reports of the project to complainants, ADB Management and Board of Directors and the government or private sector client, as relevant;
    • Serve as the head of the OCRP and have full responsibility for running the OCRP;
    • Manage the OCRP as an effective, efficient, and independent office, including managing the OCRP's personnel, budget, and work program under the oversight of the BCRC, and in accordance with ADB rules and procedures;
    • Assign member(s) of the CRP to conduct compliance review and monitoring tasks in consultation with the BCRC;
    • Provide regular briefings to the BCRC, which may include the topic of Accountability Mechanism annual report;
    • Prepare the annual work plan and budget for the CRP and OCRP;
    • Engage stakeholders in the compliance review process and ensure that compliance review results are communicated to them and the public;
    • Formulate and implement the OCRP's work program as approved by the Board, and report to the Board through the BCRC on the activities of the CRP and OCRP;
    • Provide input to the BCRC's annual performance feedback to CRP members;
    • Supervise the Complaint Receiving Officer (CRO) with Special Project Facilitator jointly;
    • Work with the CRO, Office of Special Project Facilitator (OSPF), and Department of Communications (DOC) to maintain the problem solving and compliance review interfaces in a common ADB Accountability Mechanism website within ADB's public website to improve the access, coherence, and comprehensiveness of the information; and
    • Ensuring that the AM Policy is faithfully implemented in a timely and professional manner, and that complaints received are handled properly and competently in accordance with the AM Policy.
  • Relevant Experience and Requirements
    • Master's degree, or equivalent, in Economics, Law, Environment, or Social Development, or related fields; however, a university degree in such fields may be acceptable if combined with specialized and similar experience in similar organization/s;
    • 15 years of experience in the social, environment, legal or economic development fields, or a related field and demonstrated competence in the field of compliance review or compliance investigation and assessment, including the ability to deal thoroughly and fairly with requests for investigation or redress;
    • Ability to conduct in-depth investigations of facts and circumstances, undertake required analyses and work constructively and collaboratively with diverse stakeholders on a range of sensitive issues;
    • Ability to anticipate, manage and respond to divergent views of a wide range of stakeholders;
    • Highly developed communication and coordination skills to work effectively within ADB (staff, Management, and the Board of Directors) and externally with ADB clients, including governments, private sector clients, other international organizations and civil society;
    • Excellent command of written and spoken English; knowledge of another language widely spoken in Asia and the Pacific would be an asset.
    • Knowledge of, and experience with, the operations of ADB or comparable institutions, Government organizations and/or relevant private sector experience.
    • Exposure to development issues and living conditions in developing countries, including travel to challenging or remote areas in developing countries;

General Considerations

ADB seeks to ensure that everyone is treated with respect and given equal opportunities to work in an inclusive environment. ADB encourages all qualified candidates to apply regardless of their racial, ethnic, religious and cultural background, gender, sexual orientation or disabilities. Women are highly encouraged to apply.

Primary Location: Asian Development Bank Headquarters-Philippines-Manila
Department: Compliance Review Panel
Staff Category: International Staff (HQ)
Job Posting: 09-May-2019, 11:07:12 AM
Closing Date (Period for Applying) - External: 08-Jun-2019, 3:59:00 PM

non-executive director


Close relatives1 of ADB staff, except spouses of international staff, are not eligible for recruitment and appointment to staff positions. Applicants are expected to disclose if they have any relative/s by consanguinity/blood, by adoption and/or by affinity/marriage presently employed in ADB. 1Close relatives refer to spouse, children, mother, father, brother and sister, niece, nephew, aunt and uncle

This is a re-advertisement. Applications received in response to previous posting will be considered together with applications received in response to this advertisement. Previous applicants need not apply.

May 012019

Non-Executive Chair – Open Bionics

Open Bionics, founded in 2014, has recently raised c. £5m from leading UK venture capital investors. Open Bionics is a UK based prosthetics company developing affordable, assistive devices that enhance the human body. They’ve started by introducing the Hero Arm, a stylish multi-grip bionic arm. The Hero Arm is Open Bionics’ first commercially available bionic limb. Its highly affordable and each Hero Arm is custom-built, and for the first time ever is available for upper limb amputees as young as nine.

The business is looking for a Non-Executive Chair to act as a sounding board to the directors and provide guidance on all aspects of the company’s strategy. There are 6 directors – each is an equal member of the Board. There is an opportunity for the Chair to invest in the business, in order to align interests and participate in the future value creation.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Chair monthly board meetings
  • Provide leadership to the directors and executive management team
  • Ensure Open Bionics is managed effectively, and an appropriate governance framework is in place
  • Provide scrutiny, leadership, oversight and strategic input to the company in the pursuit of its aim to become the leading provider of upper limb prosthetics globally
  • Provide support and supervision to the CEO and senior management team
  • To ensure an effective relationship between all board members and stakeholders/shareholders
  • Act as an independent voice in the event of a dispute between the directors

The successful candidate will have practical experience building and scaling companies, ideally in the medical devices sector, a good track record in leadership, and an appreciation of brand development and marketing. They are likely to have had non-executive director experience, ideally as a Chair, and will have board level experience of building and scaling a B2C or B2B2C business that has a physical product (from t/o £1m to £10m+ and c. 20 to 100+ FTEs). In addition previous board level experience, ideally at chair level, in a growing medical devices business – ideally in prosthetics, is required. The ideal candidate will have experience leading companies that have expanded into international markets including the USA and/or Europe ideally in a regulatory environment. Thus a strong understanding of go-to-market strategies in the medical devices sector is required together with that of the reimbursement and regulatory challenges of medical devices.

To apply please send your CV and covering email to Samantha Payne, COO & Co-Founder at

Apr 282019

Independent Non-executive Directors (two posts) - Norse Group

Norse Group, Norwich, Norfolk
£20,000 p.a

Do you have the strategic vision to support the growth and development of a commercial company owned by the public sector, with a need to deliver a return, in an ethical and sustainable way?

Norse Group are now seeking two Non-executive Directors (NEDs) for our Board of Directors who can evidence participating in or creating high performance boards and are able to make a real impact.

Fiona McDiarmid, Chair, Norse Group

“As we move into our 31st year of trading, the Norse Group continues to be the largest Local Authority Trading Company in the UK.  We are one of the UK’s fastest growing service providers with an impressive portfolio including facilities management, multidisciplinary property and design services and specialist care facilities.

“We are ambitious and aim to build on our many successes and identified five main business objectives: sustainable and profitable growth; building a balanced client base; increasing the return to Norfolk County Council; improving, or at least maintaining, operating margins; and delivering a significant investment programme to generate long term revenue.

“To help us drive our ambitious plan we are seeking two non-executive directors to join the board.  To succeed you will bring commercial acumen combined with an understanding of service delivery in a local authority context.  You will have experience at board level with the drive and enthusiasm to provide the right balance of challenge and support to the executive board”.

About Norse

The Norse Group comprises 61 companies, including 36 joint ventures, which together currently employ 9,650 people.  The group turnover in the financial year 2018/19 was just over £280m.  The Norse Group is owned by Norfolk County Council (‘the shareholder’).

Norse Group delivers a comprehensive range of services to both public and private sector clients throughout the UK.  The group operates in four main areas:

  • Waste management, including sale of recyclables
  • Cleaning, catering, repair, maintenance and transport
  • Property consultancy and design
  • Care

More information about Norsegroup can be found at

Role profile

Apr 152019

Non-Executive Director – Actuarial – MB Fitzgerald

Job Title: Non-Executive Director
Contract Type: Permanent
Contract Duration:
Location: City of London, London
Salary: £0.00 - £50000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
REF: BBBH1623_1554820130
Contact Name: Teri Mortier
Contact Email:

Job Description

Role: Non-Executive Director - Actuarial

You will sit on the following committees:

  • Sit as a NED on the main Board
  • Act as the Chair of the Risk Committee
  • Sit as a member of the Audit Committee (all members of this committee being NEDs)

Essential Experience Required:

  • Experience of operating at board level either having served or currently serving as an Executive Director
  • Considerable experience of working in a Lloyd's MGA or London Market Insurer
  • Strong ethical standards


  • Experience of being a Chair of a board sub-committee - ideally as Chair of a Risk Committee
  • Experience of sitting on a Risk Committee and / or an Audit Committee
  • Significant working knowledge of the Solvency II regime
  • Working knowledge of the PRA/FCA SMCR
  • Working knowledge of Lloyd's minimum standards
  • Working knowledge of the requirements for a UK subsidiary of a US Parent Group under Sarbanes Oxley

Desirable Qualifications:

If you are a member of good standing of one or more of the following or equivalent:

  • Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (FIA)
  • Casualty Actuarial Society (FCAS)
  • Institute of Risk Management (CFIRM/FIRM/AIRM)
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (FCA/ACA) or Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA/ACCA)
  • Chartered Insurance Institute (FCII/ACII

Other skills and knowledge:

  • As one of the NEDs will act as Chair of the Investment Committee, past experience either sitting on or preferable act as Chair of such a committee would be advantageous
  • Excellent communication skills and a collaborative and constructive working style.

Apr 132019

Non-Executive Director (Equity Funding) -

Location: United Kingdom
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 13 Apr 2019
Closes: 11 May 2019
Sectors: Banking & Financial Services
Contract Type: Contract
Hours: Full Time

Talendrone is acting as a recruitment agency for our Fintech client here in the UK. They are looking to add a Non-Executive Director/Adviser to their existing board. The person should hve a rich equity funding background.

Here is the JD:

  • Must have worked within top VC firms
  • Must have a lot of experience in equity funding
  • Must be willing to give 6hrs in a year (Remote option available)

What you would get:

  • Equity stake in the company
  • Your hours billed at an agreed rate

Please contact Aman Sood ( for a confidential discussion for this role.

Mar 202019

Non-Executive Director (Remuneration Committee) - BDB Pitmans

1073 - Non Exec Director for Award Winning Top 60 Law Firm, BDB Pitmans

A Non-Executive Director (Non-Exec) is required for the Remuneration Committee for BDB Pitmans which is an award winning Top 60 UK Law Firm with offices in London, Cambridge, Reading and Southampton. The firm has a range of practice areas and work for a wide variety of clients, from not-for-profit organisations, public and private companies, public sector bodies, and individuals.

Remuneration is £800 per day for 7 days per annum (formal time). There may be further opportunity to be involved with other Board meetings in the future. Meetings will be in held in Westminster, London.

Non-Executive Director Responsibilities:

  • Determine appropriate levels of remuneration for partners based on their performance.
  • Constructively challenge and help develop proposals on the remuneration strategy for the partnership.
  • Providing advice in relation to the design and implementation of bonus and long-term incentive arrangements.
  • Designing partner pay strategies, linking pay to firm performance.
  • Advising on performance measures for incentive plans and modelling performance outcomes.
  • Provide advice on remuneration issues, taking into account market data on levels of remuneration and benefits for law firms.
  • Participate actively in the decision making process of the Remuneration Committee.
  • Scrutinise the performance of the Remuneration Committee is achieving agreed goals and objectives.
  • Bring independence, external perspectives, skills and challenge to strategy development.

Non-Exec Requirements/Criteria:

Specific requirements are:

  • Background of advising professional services firms;
  • Previous experience of working as part of a Remuneration Committee;
  • Law firm background would be an added advantage;
  • Ability to write/prepare Remuneration Committee papers;

Remuneration will be £800 per day for 7 days per year (formal time) for Committee Meetings.

Role closing: 29th March 2019

Role: 1073 To apply please click 'here'

Mar 072019

General Aviation Champion - Department for Transport

Body: Department for Transport
Appointing Department: Department for Transport
Sectors: Transport
Location: London
Skills required: Communication / Media / Marketing
Number of Vacancies: 1
Remuneration: £350 per day
Time Requirements: 2 days per month

Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched: 06/03/2019
  • Closed for Applications: 19/04/2019
  • Panel Sift: TBC
  • Final Interview Date: 31/05/2019
  • Announcement: TBC

Assessment Panel

  • Catherine Adams - Panel Chair - Deputy Director, Aviation Strategy and Consumers, DfT • Departmental Official
  • Emma West - Non-Executive Director, DVLA - Independent Member
  • Roger Hopkinson - Chair, General and Business Aviation Strategic Forum - Independent Member

Vacancy Description

  • Ensuring the department is able to effectively take into account the specific needs of the GA sector by:
  • Collating and distilling for the Minister the views of the private and commercial General Aviation sectors (the GA sector) on the impacts of policies of relevance to them, indicating how much support various propositions have across the sector and where that support is located.
  • Undertaking visits and holding meetings with GA stakeholders wishing to make a case to the government for policy change or stability and to summarise for the Minister the features and findings of these events.
  • Assisting the GA sector in prioritising its concerns, setting them out in detail and with rigour and putting them into a wider context of government policy.
  • Working with the GA sector to help it to present its position to a range of relevant government departments and to capitalise on interactions with and feedback offered by those departments.

Person Specification

The person specification for the network champion requires:

  • recent working knowledge and experience in or with the GA sector;
  • a high and respected profile in the GA sector;
  • analytical skills in identifying important features, prioritisation, identifying and resolving problems and clarifying ambiguity;
  • an open and collaborative approach to working with a wide range of stakeholders
  • good written and oral communication skills
  • independence from government;
  • familiarity with the workings of government;
  • competence in representational roles.

How to Apply

If you wish to apply for this post, please supply the following:

  • a CV setting out your career history and including details of any professional qualifications (maximum 2 pages);
  • a covering letter which demonstrates that you have the requirements for the post that you are applying for and the skills required as set out in the candidate profile (maximum 2 pages);
  • a diversity monitoring form;
  • a conflict of interest form.

Please contact to apply or for further details.


This post is NOT regulated by The Commissioner for Public Appointments.

Mar 062019

Non-Executive Directors (2) - Aberystwyth Innovation and Enterprise Campus (AberInnovation) Ltd.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for the appointment of up to two experienced, creative and talented Non Executive Directors to join the Board of the flagship Aberystwyth Innovation and Enterprise Campus (AberInnovation) Ltd.

Investment of £40.5m has been secured from the European Regional Development Fund, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC; now part of UK Research and Innovation) and Aberystwyth University to build a new 3,500m2 facility at the Gogerddan site of Aberystwyth University. The shareholders (Aberystwyth University and the BBSRC-UKRI) have established the Limited Company to own and operate the Campus. The Company activities are well underway on construction as well as the development of the profile of the Campus as a regional focal point for businesses and Aberystwyth University to work together to develop products and services. The Company activities represent a milestone in the development of local support for entrepreneurs, small companies and the further growth of innovation in Wales.

Successful candidates will play a key role in the continued shaping of the Company as the Campus construction achieves its grand opening in Autumn 2020, and will participate in developing the pivotal role that the Company will play in the Mid Wales economy and beyond.

The Non Executive Directors will help shape the overall strategic direction of the Company; will ensure that the statutory and governance duties of the Company are discharged effectively; and that the interests of the shareholders are properly considered. The Company is looking to these new appointments to support a culture of continual improvement and ambition.

The Company is particularly interested in candidates with expert knowledge and skills in one or more of the following areas:

  • disruption and innovation in the food, drink, agriculture and/or bioeconomy sectors
  • creative solutions for research and development in public: private partnerships
  • cluster and/or innovation ecosystem development

In return for high performance and delivery of the role, we will provide remuneration for time and travel expenses of up to £6,000 per annum. Our ideal candidate(s) will have Board level experience and a deep appreciation of the challenges and rewards of research and innovation goals in the UK and the public: private sector working required to achieve these goals.

For informal discussion about this opportunity please contact Dr Rhian Hayward MBE, CEO, at, m: 07715 284608.

To apply please send your CV with covering letter to

Closing date for applications is Monday 15th April 2019 at noon. Interviews are planned to take place on May 3rd 2019 in Aberystwyth.