The Henry Royce Institute seeks Governing Board Chair

The Henry Royce Institute is seeking an outstanding individual to provide leadership to its Governing Board (GB).

The Chair will also act as an ambassador for the Institute, helping build connections with government, industry, universities, Catapults, research technology organisations and trade organisations. They will lead a significant and exciting academic research programme and will collaborate effectively across Royce partner institutions and the University. As well as providing strong direction in terms of research, the appointee will also help to expand industrial and international links.

The successful candidate will be an experienced strategic and creative thinker having held senior executive and non-executive roles, with an interest in Royce’s vision, mission and strategy, as well as a highly regarded leader experienced in leading significant organisations.

They will have held a senior leadership position in a technology or R&D-focused corporate, or within a major research focused organisation and have detailed knowledge of interfacing with government and universities as part of their technology or R&D leadership role.

The Royce GB is responsible for overseeing the Institute’s activities, directing and influencing its policy and strategy. As well as providing oversight, governance and strategic input, the Board works with the Royce Executive Team to develop specific aspects of the Institute’s work, for example: helping build relationships with relevant organisations and groups, advising on communication and engagement strategies to raise the profile of the Institute, and mechanisms to accelerate technology translation.

The preferred method of application is online at: www.odgers.com/91293

If you are unable to apply online please email: 91293@odgersberndtson.com

Applications are invited as soon as possible, and by no later than close of business 28th June.

Royce welcomes applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability. We particularly welcome applications from women and the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic community, who are currently under-represented on the Board. All appointments will be made on merit, following a fair and transparent process.