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Chair - Tech Nation

Recruiter: Tech Nation
Location: London
* Paid Role * Salary: Remunerated
Posted: 28 Jan 2020
Closes: 26 Feb 2020
Job Function: Chair
Industry: Digital / Technology
Position Type: Permanent

Our vision is a world in which anyone, anywhere can be inspired and empowered to succeed. More than 2.1 million people now work in the UK’s digital tech sector, and jobs are being created at twice the rate of other sectors in the economy. Tech Nation exists to fuel the growth of game changing founders and companies, so they can positively transform societies and economies. Our mission is to empower ambitious tech entrepreneurs to grow faster through knowledge and connections; to build a UK economy fit for the next generation. Since launch, we have helped the digital tech start-up and scale-up sector become the UK’s fastest growing industry.

Following the success of our current Chair Eileen Burbidge MBE, Tech Nation is now looking for outstanding candidates to bring robust and forward-thinking vision as Chair of the organisation. This is a unique opportunity to Chair the Board of an exciting company, during a period of tremendous growth and opportunity. Tech Nation wishes to appoint a Chair who will ensure that the values of breaking new ground, conducting meaningful collaboration and generating real impact to scaleups remain central to all it does.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate connectivity and engagement at the highest levels of the tech sector and truly understand UK tech entrepreneurs, leadership teams and what it takes to scale a business. They will also need to have experience of working with Government in the digital tech policy environment. S/he will have a track record of strategic leadership, a good grasp of governance and a strong understanding of the tech sector and its developmental needs. The Chair will be appointed initially for a term of three years. The time commitment is approximately two days per month and the role will be remunerated.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to Tech Nation on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit www.saxbam.com/appointments using reference OAHADB. Alternatively, telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours).

Applications should be received by noon on Wednesday 26 February.

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