Commonwealth Games England - Non-Executive Director & Chair of Audit & Finance

LocationMeetings are either held virtually or in central London, with some travel across the UK and occasionally overseas.
Hours of WorkCommonwealth Games England expect a time commitment of around 1-2 days per month
Salary & BenefitsThe Non-Executive Director roles are not remunerated, but all reasonable expenses will be reimbursed
Closing Date21 Jan

Job Description

Commonwealth Games England is looking to appoint a new Non-Executive Director & Chair of Audit & Finance Committee.

CGE is responsible for preparing and delivering Team England at the Commonwealth Games and Commonwealth Youth Games. Their core purpose is to lead and manage the participation of Team England delivering excellent performance and support environments. CGE also aim to represent England effectively within the Commonwealth Games Federation, and to raise the profile and reinforce the value, reputation and future of this great sporting event.

It's an exciting time to be joining the Board as they make the final preparations for the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham next year. Commonwealth Games England anticipate the successful candidate being able to join the Board from Spring 2022. This would allow an opportunity to experience the Games first-hand in Birmingham.

Commonwealth Games England are looking for an experienced audit and finance leader with a proven track record in professional services and in managing risk at Board level, together with a well-honed ability to make a commercial contribution.

This could be a first non-Executive opportunity or part of an existing portfolio. You will have a substantial interest in sport and the ability to act as an effective advocate and ambassador for Commonwealth Games England, together with strong networks and excellent communication/ interpersonal skills to engage a wide range of stakeholders.

The Individual

Skills & Experience

  • Recent and relevant financial experience; chartered qualification in accounting / management accounting;
  • Finance acumen; comfortable dealing with risk issues and up to speed with best practice developments in risk management and measurement;
  • Significant experience in developing financial models, management reporting, preparing budget and forecasts, and providing financial support to a broad set of business partners is a must;
  • Knowledge/experience at CFO level and/or significant experience in leading a finance team/function in order to achieve business strategy;
  • Experience of working with multiple stakeholders including Government;
  • Breadth of business experience. International markets appreciation would be advantageous given CGE's nature.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to engage a wide range of stakeholders;
  • Advocacy and ambassadorial skills to represent Commonwealth Games England nationally and internationally.

Commonwealth Games England expect a time commitment of around 1-2 days per month to include attendance at Board and committee meetings as required, and other activities relevant to CGE such as meetings with stakeholders. Meetings are either held virtually or in central London, with some travel across the UK and occasionally overseas. The Non-Executive Director roles are not remunerated, but all reasonable expenses will be reimbursed. The appointment will be made initially for a period of 4 years.

How to apply:

The preferred method of application is online at:

www.odgers.com/84503

All applications will receive an automated response and copy of the full candidate brief.

For a conversation in confidence, please contact:

Simon Cummins

Simon.cummins@odgersberndtson.com

Or

Robert Marks

Robert.marks@odgersberndtson.com