Jul 062019

Chairman - Motability

Recruiter: Odgers Berndtson
Location: London / Harlow
Salary: Unremunerated
Posted: 03 Jul 2019
Closes: 23 Jul 2019
Ref: 72513
Job Function: Chairman
Industry: Charities, Sales, Finance
Position Type: Permanent

Forty two years ago, Motability was founded with all party support as a highly innovative national charity to help disabled people with their personal mobility. Under its direction the Motability Scheme has provided over 4.5 million vehicles and has helped millions of disabled people and their families to enjoy the ‘road to freedom’. It has grown in scope and significance, and has proven resilient through many economic cycles. It has built long-lasting and valued relations with stakeholders across Government and industry. It is a national success story and today there are over 600,000 disabled people and their families who have cars, powered wheelchairs or scooters under the Scheme. Following a major injection of funds Motability is creating an Endowment Fund of in excess of £500m which will massively increase its grant making activities.

Motability, through its Board of Governors sets the strategic direction and oversees the operation of the Motability Scheme. The Scheme is run by Motability Operations and is owned by the four major banks and runs the scheme on a “not for profit basis” with surpluses reinvested into the scheme.

Lord Sterling, our co-founder, will be stepping down as Chairman of Motability next year and the Board has commenced a search to identify his successor. We seek an independent chair with strong leadership skills capable of leading a high calibre Board that supports and challenges the executive team, and oversees the development and execution of the strategy that drives scrutiny and oversight of the Motability Scheme. Commercially and financially shrewd, you will have the experience and necessary stature and gravitas to manage relationships with the executive team and command respect with Motability and Motability Operations’ shareholders and stakeholders.

This is a genuine opportunity to directly help disabled people improve their lives. To learn more about the difference you can make and for further information and details of how to apply, please call Julia Oliver or James Bailey Johnson on 0207 529 1079.

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