Board & Leadership

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The team at Green Park has a proven track record delivering the most business critical roles, working with a large number of mid-cap private and public sector organisations to identify and attract new talent to their top teams. We’ve built our reputation on watertight, robust processes, attention to detail, and an innovative and entrepreneurial approach with the flexibility to adapt to changing business priorities. Above all, we pride ourselves on our confidentiality, sensitivity and respect for senior stakeholders within such important recruitment processes.

At the top level of organisations, successful recruitment can quite literally be the difference between success and failure. Allow is to assist you with your CEO requirement and you’ll gain the expertise and understanding of a team who realise this crucial importance.  You can trust our strategic focus, attention to detail and commitment to building a deep understanding of your business challenges before we undertake your resourcing initiative.

Elsewhere, our Chair, NED and Diverse Leaders network are our starting point for initiatives at this level, reaching beyond “the usual suspects”, being comprised of a broad group of senior pluralists from a range of backgrounds. This powerful network has been built up through recommendation, referral, and pro-active headhunting over the course of our years in the resourcing industry. Green Park primarily focuses on clients facing a challenging period where the leadership team require input from trusted advisors.

We also provide Non-executives to publically or privately owned organisations that wish to increase professionalism and accountability in their growing businesses through an action oriented non-executive. Although Green Park expects all our experienced candidates to have a working knowledge of the ‘combined code,’ the roles Green Park takes on are as much about helping organisations embed business change as they are about governance.

Board & Leadership roles which we are regularly undertaken to deliver include both interim and permanent placings of the following: 

  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
  • Managing Director
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
  • Chair
  • Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
  • Non Executive Director (NED)
  • Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)
  • Trustee
  • Chief Risk Officer (CRO)
  • Treasurer
  • Chief Operating Officer (COO)
  • Ombudsman
  • Chief People Officer (CPO)
  • Counsel
  • Chief Information Officer (CIO)
  • General Manager
  • Managing Partner
  • Senior Partner

Track Record

London Chairs
Job Type:
Executive Search

Mayoral Appointments to Chair positions, London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) and The Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC)


Are you an experienced strategic leader with proven planning, decision making and investment experience?  Help guide and deliver two of the most exciting and important regeneration opportunities in London for decades.  You may express an interest in one or both roles.


Two distinct and vibrant areas of London, Stratford in the East and Old Oak and Park Royal in the West are now home to world leading physical, social, economic and environmental regeneration programmes.   The LLDC in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park has a vision to create a dynamic new metropolitan centre for the capital in the East.  The OPDC has the ambition to deliver one of the most exceptional transport opportunities of our time so creating much needed homes and jobs in the wider Old Oak and Park Royal area.


Regeneration is at the heart of the Mayor’s agenda.  He is looking to appoint Chairs to the LLDC and OPDC Boards to provide leadership and ensure effectiveness in securing and delivering high quality sustainable development and investment for the benefit of the areas and communities surrounding both organisations.  Candidates may express an interest in one or both roles.  As an accomplished and high profile strategic leader you will have the vision, drive and ability to translate planning into compelling courses for action coupled with a highly tuned understanding of the political context in which the LLDC and OPDC Boards operate.  In particular we would welcome applications from individuals with demonstrable experience at executive or non-executive level in the private, public or voluntary sectors. 


For the LLDC Chair opportunity:

The Mayor is looking for an experienced and respected Chair who will provide support and challenge to fellow Board members and the Executive. Politically astute, the new Chair will be highly influential and possess strong commercial and business acumen with demonstrable knowledge of, and experience in, high profile and complex project delivery.  We welcome applicants with expertise in commercial property development, community development, culture and education, environment and sustainability, finance, large scale estate management, major infrastructure and regeneration and major sporting events.  


For the OPDC Chair opportunity:

The Mayor is looking for a Board level individual who has a significant track record in the delivery of complex strategic projects with strong advocacy and representation skills. The new Chair will be a consummate negotiator and public speaker who can work across all political parties, building confidence and trust, ensuring the OPDC delivers the best deal for Londoners.  We welcome applicants with expertise in community development, education, finance and commerce, national and local government, regeneration and transport.


For a confidential discussion please contact our retained Consultants at Green Park Executive Search: Andrea Trainer or Emma Berwick on +44 (0) 203 145 3434. Alternatively please visit our microsite for further information about the opportunities and to apply online:


The Mayor is committed to appointing boards that truly reflect the diversity that London has to offer and applications are welcomed from representatives of all of London’s communities regardless of gender, age, marital status, disability, religion, ethnic origin, political opinion, sexual orientation or whether or not you have dependents. 


The closing date for applications is Tuesday 17th January 2017.

Interim Chief Executive
Job Type:
Interim Management
Competitive market rate
5 months

The Client
Our client a Big Lottery backed charity are looking to appoint an interim chief executive for roughly 5 months.

The Interim Assignmnet 
The role will include leading the successful delivery of the organisations mandate reflecting the requirements and opportunities of governing documents, trust deeds and policies and procedures. The role will also include managing and developing a team of motivated staff and partners enabling them to deliver organisational work plans, maintain productive relationships with and between stakeholders to help deliver transformational change. Key stakeholders currently include the Big Lottery Fund, MPs, senior civil servants, public bodies, corporate sector and potential other funders and collaborators while. The organisation is not in need of a strong change agenda but the key deliverable will be motivating and upskilling the current workforce.

The Interim Manager
Applicants will have extensive senior management experience at chief executive level within a service based organisation, experience of working in a community setting. A track record of financial accountability for large scale programmes and projects and have the ability to work with multiple stakeholders (which must include trustees.) While the role is based in London the successful applicant will need to travel throughout England and to stay away from home when required.

Chief Executive
Job Type:
Executive Search

Chief Executive, Croydon Council

Croydon is London’s growth borough

The borough has £9billion of investment firmly in the pipeline, has attracted a rapidly growing technology industry, and is seeing an explosion of house building and office construction. The planned regeneration of the main shopping complex is at the centre of this growth, and, once complete, will see Croydon firmly positioned as the retail heart of the south-east. Our entrepreneurial spirit is also driving the borough to become London’s fastest-growing economic centre.

As one of London’s largest, most populated and diverse boroughs, Croydon has more residents and businesses than most UK cities. It is home to a vast, energetic, cultural blend of different communities spread across wards that range from the densely built-up urban landscape of the north, through to the leafy suburbs of the south.

We are looking for an experienced, bold leader who will deliver on our promises to residents and businesses alike. This is why our new chief executive must be able to influence at a local, regional and national level, act as a great ambassador for both the council and the borough, and continue our journey from good to great.

Croydon ensures fairness and equal opportunities throughout its workforce and in service delivery. The council welcomes applications from suitably skilled candidates regardless of ethnicity, gender, disability, sexuality, religion or age.

For further information and to apply, please visit: or contact Andrea Trainer or Jo Morey on 020 3145 3434.

Closing date: Friday 20 May 2016.

Executive Director - People
Job Type:
Board Practice & Advisory
£165,000 (more may be available for an exceptional candidate)

Executive Director - People for London Borough of Croydon

Croydon is London's biggest borough, with the largest population of young people in London. Croydon has rich and diverse communities with more than 100 languages spoken in the borough and a broad spectrum from relative affluence and prosperity to areas of significant deprivation and poverty. 
As an authority we are radically changing the way in which we work. Through the delivery of our ‘Croydon Challenge’ transformation programme we are determined to improve outcomes for our people. We are an organisation that understands the needs and aspirations of our residents and partners which gives us a clear vision for the future.

As Executive Director - People you will be a key part of the Council’s Executive Leadership Team. You will provide decisive leadership, drive performance and manage complex budgets while promoting and modelling our corporate values. As an exceptional social care professional, you will be recognised in your field for your ability to shape vision, inspire teams and build strong and collaborative partnerships to have a positive and long-lasting impact on the lives of our residents.

Croydon ensures fairness and equal opportunities throughout its workforce and in service delivery. The Council welcomes applications from suitably skilled candidates regardless of ethnicity, gender, disability, sexuality, religion or age.

For further information and to apply please visit: or contact Andrea Trainer or Ella Milward Hamylton at Green Park on 020 7399 3996.

Closing date for applications: Monday 21st March 2016

Appointment of Non-Executive Directors
Job Type:
Board Practice & Advisory
£13,661 per year

Appointment of Non-Executive Directors

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) is a highly prestigious mental health organisation, and has an important international reputation. As part of its succession planning SLaM wants to appoint Non-Executive Directors in the following areas, to enable the Board to meet the new challenges facing the Trust over the coming years:

  • Chair Designate of the Audit Committee. This requires Board level financial leadership (with a current accountancy qualification) gained within large, complex organisations of comparable scale 
  • Chair Designate of the Quality Committee. This requires a passion for quality improvement developed in a leadership role in health or in another sector where quality is paramount.
  • Service user and stakeholder champion, with experience preferably in areas linked to mental health services. For this post preference will be given to those who live in the area or those who demonstrate experience of participation in the community that we serve.

Non-Executive Directors make an important contribution to the effective running of SLaM. Their role is to help develop strategy and hold the Trust to account, scrutinising performance and the integrity of clinical, financial and other information presented to them. They offer challenge and support, and strengthen engagement with the local community, patients and stakeholders. Evidence of showing leadership and inspiration, resilience in the face of challenge and the ability to inspire confidence and enthusiasm are essential.

SLaM places considerable emphasis on diversity at Board level, and particularly encourages applications from appropriately qualified candidates from all sections of the community, and from people with diverse experience and backgrounds.

Remuneration is currently £13,661 per year (£16,813 for the Chair of Audit) plus travel and subsistence expenses.

To be considered or if you want to know more about the roles or selection process, please contact our employment agency advisers, Green Park, via:

The closing date for applications is Monday, 22nd February 2016.

You do not need to register on the website if you are interested in a permanent role with us. Please send in your CV to


Deputy Chief Executive
Job Type:
Executive Search

Addaction is one of the UK’s largest specialist drug and alcohol and mental health treatment charities. We believe that effective treatment needs to be tailored to the individual. Each person needs caring and committed support as they move forward step by step. Supporting people to recover is central to our work.

This is really exciting time for Addaction. We have undertaken the second biggest merger in the sector by coming together with KCA, while also taking the opportunity to restructure and create an organisation that now manages more than 120 services in 150 locations in England and Scotland, employing around 1,600 people with an annual income in excess of £75 million.  Following this, we are creating the brand new role of Deputy Chief Executive to assist a supportive and engaged senior team in enabling significant cultural change across our strategy, use of data and information and outcomes.

In an environment in which we will be asked to do more with less, we need to develop a performance analysis framework which allows us to grow, to be even more assertive in our front-line activity and which demonstrates our impact. The Deputy Chief Executive will take the key leadership role for all systems and processes to introduce and implement our new five year strategy, as well as monitoring and reporting on performance.

The successful candidate will have a successful track record of leading cross-cutting programmes and partnership projects across complex organisations. You will provide evidence of close working with a wide variety of corporate functions, and bring excellent influencing and enabling skills. As the overall coordinator of information systems development and its role in facilitating strategic decision making, you must also be experienced at fostering a cultural step change through data capture and knowledge management at scale and senior level.

If you want to know more about the roles or selection process, please visit our microsite or contact our employment agency advisers Green Park via Kai Adams or Jaimi Keemer on or 0207 399 3993.

The closing date for applications is 12pm on Wednesday 25th November. 

Job Type:
Executive Search

The Worshipful Society of Apothecaries is one of the 110 City livery Companies. Steeped in history and tradition and founded by Royal Charter in 1617, it is one of the few livery companies in the City of London to remain true to its origins, with over 85 per cent of its membership belonging to the medical and pharmacy professions.

Occupying a unique position within the medical and pharmaceutical professions, the Society is an innovative and progressive institution, which plays a key role in providing education and well regarded qualifications in specific areas of medical practice. As well as its charitable activities, the Society is home to two academic faculties, holds an impressive collection of archives and artefacts, lets its historic Hall to other City Livery Companies, public, private and voluntary sector organisations, and runs a full social dining and events programme.

In 2017 we will reach our 400th anniversary. Following the successful tenure of our current Clerk and on his retirement in spring 2016 we are now looking for a new Clerk to take the Society through this great celebration and, importantly, beyond.

The Clerk, as Chief Executive, is responsible for the administration of the Society in its entirety. They will need to demonstrate both the finely tuned interpersonal skills to manage a small team of staff across a wide range of day to day activities and to provide strong and inspiring strategic leadership to deliver the requirements of the Private and Full Court. The capacity to identify and exploit new opportunities for development, and to ensure the Society remains relevant is fundamental.

An important part of this role is externally facing and ceremonial. The Clerk will be expected to attend regular formal and informal evening functions, usually accompanying the Master to lunches and dinners.  In addition, they will be required to actively engage and develop relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders, representing the Society to the external world. Strong communication and influencing skills are critical, as is the ability to deliver administrative and organisational excellence. 

A small apartment within the Apothecaries Hall is available to the Clerk for use when attending evening functions and the like.
If you want to know more about the roles or selection process, please visit our microsite or contact our employment agency advisers Green Park via Kai Adams or Jaimi Keemer on or 0207 399 3993.

The closing date for applications is 12pm on Thursday 19th November

Pro Bono Economics – Appointment of Chief Executive
Job Type:
Executive Search

Pro Bono Economics (PBE) is a charity that matches volunteer economists with charities looking to address questions around measurement, results and impact. Since we were established in 2009, we have worked with over 200 charities across the sector, have provided volunteering opportunities for over 220 economists, and completed over 60 projects. Momentum is strong: the pool of volunteers has never been bigger; its project pipeline never longer.

The Board considers that the past six years have proven PBE's core idea, namely that there is a ready supply of economist volunteers who can provide valuable support to charities. As a result PBE is keen to pursue a more ambitious strategy. This will involve two distinct elements. First, an increase in the volume and scope of the support PBE offers to individual charities, with a continued focus on the impact analysis of economic data. Second, for PBE to develop a clearer and more persuasive voice across the charitable sector on policy issues: to become an opinion leader on various aspects of charitable work. The resources to finance this expansion have been secured, for the next three years at least.

We are looking for a full time CEO to drive this strategic development. Reporting directly to the Board of Trustees, the individual we seek is someone who has the management skills to oversee a significant expansion in the size of PBE whilst maintaining meticulously high standards. Equally, someone with strong leadership capabilities, e.g., to be the public face of the organisation, appealing to a wide range of stakeholders; to make best use of PBE’s network, including a number of high profile volunteers, trustees and patrons; and, in the medium term, to generate diversified sources of income.

Job Description

1) Overall Purpose

The Chief Executive of Pro Bono Economics (PBE), will take a key role in developing the vision and strategy responsible for delivering this highly ambitious organisation’s aims, accountable to the Board.  They will be responsible for setting the tone for an agile, innovative organisation focused on quality and impact, demonstrating strong leadership which will enable the organisation to maximise its overall effectiveness.  The Board has committed to having an even bigger impact on the sector, and will look to the Chief Executive to drive PBE’s expansion.  As the public face of PBE, the Chief Executive will also be accountable for securing a strong level of engagement from a wide range of stakeholders and supporters, and will ensure Pro Bono Economics has an increasingly strong policy voice across the sector.

2) Strategic Development, Working with the Board 
• To work collaboratively with the Board to provide vision, leadership and direction to the organisation;
• To act as a key voice in the formulation of strategy, setting the tone and direction of the organisation, creating a robust and resilient operation equipped to meet current and future needs;
• To take full responsibility for implementing the PBE strategy, accountable to the Board.

3) Leadership and Delivery
• To lead transformation and transition within the organisation, managing people and building culture to deliver its strategic objectives in a changing environment;
• To be a strong team manager, delegating to and supervising staff effectively to maximise overall impact and effectiveness;
• To be responsible for overall leadership of the programme, maintaining and improving the quality of projects;
• To understand the wider environment and scan the horizon to ensure the programme is innovative and fit for purpose.

4) Building Sustainability
• To build a sustainable organisation, identifying and managing diverse income streams, financial management and accountability;
• To lead on the growth projection for the organisation, doubling the size of the team within the next strategy phase;
• To establish and maintain various sources of income generation - major individual donors, economists individually and collectively, grant-giving foundations, corporate partnerships, etc. 

5) Building Public Profile
• To become a key influencer within the charitable sector, building networks, partnerships and profile for the organisation, and establishing a presence with policy-makers, stakeholders and the wider community;
• To assist PBE to have an increasingly influential voice across the sector on policy issues, and to become a key figure in the policy debate;
• To act as the public face of PBE – developing communications strategy, and optimising the roles and impact of PBE trustees and patrons.

Person Specification


  • Evidence of strategic leadership, and ability to lead the organisation using a Board (or equivalent) for support;
  • Experience in organisational transformation and change in an organisation of comparable complexity and reach;
  • A background in fostering a performance culture and developing teams;
  • A strong track record in sustainable financial management and demonstrable business acumen;
  • Oversight of project-based environments, with an emphasis on quality of delivery and strong customer focus;
  • Excellent influencing and negotiation skills, able to communicate at all levels;
  • Authority and presence.


  • Understanding of the charity sector, especially charity governance;
  • Experience of fundraising or other robust income generation activities;
  • Experienced economist with good networks across the profession

How To Apply
Please provide the following documents:
• A covering letter that addresses and provides evidence against the essential criteria set out in the Person Specification. The covering letter provides you with the opportunity to explain your motivation, as well as highlighting how your experience and achievements fit with the requirements of the role.
• An up to date CV, that brings out the relevance of your experience.

All documentation should be emailed to or apply at

If you want to know more about the role or selection process, please contact Kai Adams or Joanna Moriarty on the above email address, or on 020 7399 3995 or 020 3145 3433.

DEADLINE - 23rd November 2015 - midday! 

Honorary Treasurer for National Childbirth Trust
Job Type:
Executive Search

National Childbirth Trust (NCT) is the UK’s largest charity for parents and since 1956 it has been a trusted voice and provided essential support for millions of parents. NCT values and supports all parents during their First 1,000 Days.  There is overwhelming evidence of the importance of these early days in children’s emotional and social development and whether they grow up happy and healthy and achieve throughout their lives.

NCT has recently appointed a new Chief Executive and a new Chair, and is looking for a Treasurer to add to the existing strength of the board.

The Honorary Treasurer has Board level oversight of the financial strategy, audit and risk management within the NCT group. NCT aims to be financially successful and to follow sector best practice.  The Treasurer will give fellow Trustees strategic advice, guidance and reassurance around these matters and ensure appropriate Executive action.

The Treasurer will be a qualified accountant with a strong financial background. Most of NCT’s revenue is earned, so commercial experience is expected.

If you want to know more about the roles or selection process, please contact our employment agency advisers Green Park via Kai Adams or Joanna Moriarty on or 0207 399 3995.

The closing date for applications is 26th October.

Interim CEO
Job Type:
Interim Management
£500 per day
c. 6 months

Our Client

Our client an innovative and growing charity that are sub 5million in size are looking to hire an Interim Managing Director for a period of 9 months.

The Interim Assignment

The interim will be tasked with leading the organisation, developing with SMT colleagues the strategic plan and the operational plan while ensuring the organisation complies with legislative, regulatory, constitutional and financial requirements. The role will also involve leading the management team, develop effective consultation arrangements with clients, ensure an annual budget is prepared and oversee the effective management of contracts with strategic partners and 3rd party suppliers.

The Interim Manager

Applicants will preferably have some experience in either Mental Health of the substance misuse arena and will understand how to work with and support the health sector. They will also be able to demonstrate an ability to effect organisational change to achieve clear outcomes and be skilled in managing and motivating a diverse workforce who are passionate about the services they deliver. Applicants will be able to manage in a commercial environment where continuity is achieved  through managing a series of low margin contracts with a typical term of 3 years and have an aptitude for creating effective working partnerships across the public and private sector. They will also be capable of delivering organisational change within the context of a group structure.