May 132019

Chair - Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Recruiter: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Location: Liverpool
Salary: Undisclosed
Posted: 12 May 2019
Closes: 31 May 2019
Job Function: Chair
Industry: Education, Health, Science / Environment

Chair of Board of Trustees

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

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Founded in 1898 and the oldest of its kind in the world, the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for teaching and research in tropical diseases. Through the creation of effective links with governments, NGOs, private organisations and global institutions and by responding to the health needs of communities, LSTM aims to promote improved health, particularly for people of the less developed/resource poorest countries in the tropics and sub-tropics.

Our Chair, James Ross OBE, is retiring from his position after 12 years of outstanding contribution to our organisation. During his tenure, LSTM has doubled in size, both in terms of revenues and headcount, whilst our global footprint and impact have been equally dramatic.

We are looking to appoint a commercially focussed individual who not only shares our values but can lead our organisation through constant change and diversification. We require an experienced leader who can work closely with the Director of LSTM (Professor David Lalloo), steer the Board in setting our strategic aims and objectives whilst acting as an ambassador and ensuring proper governance throughout the organisation. It is envisaged the Chair will need to commit no more than 3 days per month to this post and will receive reimbursement for expenses incurred during work on behalf of LSTM. It is not possible to remunerate this post due to our charitable status.

The ideal candidate will have recent experience in the capacity of Chair or Deputy Chair, boast a demonstrable record of achievement of leadership in an international commercial setting and be able to evidence some familiarity of the countries in which LSTM operate. Although it is not essential the new Chair has experience of the Higher Education sector, it will be expected she/he will be able to apply her/his skills to the Higher Education sector quickly and with ease.

Interested candidates should submit a CV along with a covering letter to: David Barrett, Head of Recruitment & Selection at LSTM

The newly appointed Chair will be invited to attend LSTM’s AGM on 29th November 2019 and take up their post early in 2020.

Closing Date: 31st May 2019

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