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Energy Sector / Audit Committee Expertise – Non-Executive Director

Non-Executive Director - Energy Sector / Audit Committee Expertise

Recruiter: Novo Executive Search & Selection Ltd
Location: London (Greater) (GB)
Salary: Competitive NED Compensation
Posted: 18 Dec 2020
Closes: 01 Jan 2021
Ref: GWNED Finance
Position/Level: Board
Responsibilities: Finance, Governance
Sector: Energy, Environmental
Contract Type: Contract / Interim
Language: English

Our Client

This client organisation is a specialist professional services provider in the data, digital, technology, low carbon agenda and wider energy markets. The company is very collaborative, partnering with customers on large scale strategic programmes providing complex services that in certain cases are policy driven. The client is very much a ‘profit for purpose’ organisation and is keen to further its diverse growth into new markets.

The Requirement

Working with the Board, there is the requirement to recruit a Non-Executive Director (NED) for the company who has a strong financial and Audit Committee background. The NED will work 2 days a month with the company and take part in the 6 Board meetings per annum.

Relevant Experience & Knowledge

Suitable candidates will display the following objective experience:

  • Accountant qualification with recent and relevant financial experience
  • Previous Board and Audit Committee experience
  • Sector experience could be across any of the following areas: Health, Cyber, Digital, Public Sector, Energy, Technology, Environmental or Information Services
  • Genuine commercial experience in growth environments, ideally in diversifying existing sector/services
  • Informed views on digitalisation as relevant to the sectors in which the company operates
  • Confidence with financial oversight and company accounts
  • Strong interest in ESG
  • Sound understanding of corporate governance - IoD, FT NED diploma qualifications welcomed
  • Board Experience (as Exec or NED) – willing to accept first time NED
  • No longer shareholder representative although would not rule out a candidate from the shareholder community

It will be nice if candidates have:

  • Experience in complex public contracts and regulated markets
  • Recent or current Exec experience – financially focused
  • SME and professional services businesses experience

Subjectively suitable candidates will:

  • Be independent thinking
  • Have excellent listening and influencing skills
  • Be strong communicators and team players, to add to Board cohesion and effectiveness
  • Have strong values which align with company values of “Innovative, Insightful, Collaborative, and Impactful”
  • Have strong belief in the power of business to do good for people and planet
  • Be entrepreneurial
  • Provide a high level of commitment and energy

Candidate Availability

  • Able/willing to travel to London
  • Ability to attend virtually via video conference from home in the event physical attendance is not possible
  • Attend interviews (in person subject to COVID-19 restrictions) on dates specified
  • Once appointed, approximately 2 days per month, ad hoc calls/meetings, and participation in company events where possible
  • Expectation to serve at least 1 x 3-year term with opportunity to extend to a further 3-year term

If you feel this opportunity is suitable and of interest, please email your CV in the first instance to George Woodward from Novo Executive Search

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