Jan 052016

Lay Chair of the Intellectual Property Regulation Board

Recruiter: The Intellectual Property Regulation Board
Location: London
Salary: £22,680 per year (for 36 days p.a.), a daily rate of £630 will be paid for additional days.
Posted: 04 Jan 2016
Closes: 29 Jan 2016
Ref: GSe24708
Position/Level: Chair
Responsibilities: Executive Management,Strategy
Sector: NGO, Not for Profit
Contract Type: Non-executive director
Language: English

The Intellectual Property Regulation Board (IPReg) is the independent regulatory body for Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys, regulating over 2,700 attorneys and more than 200 entities providing intellectual property services. Set up in 2010 by the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) and the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (ITMA), its role is to regulate in the public interest by ensuring that the highest standards of professional conduct are maintained.

The current Chair, Michael Heap, is stepping down after 6 very successful years in post and IPReg is now seeking to appoint a strong Lay Chair who will work with the Board and the Executive, to lead the organisation through a time of rapid change in both the legal services market and the regulation of it.

This is a critical and high-profile leadership role and the Chair will play a significant role in determining the strategic direction of IPReg, ensuring that it is well placed to deliver its regulatory responsibilities within a challenging regulatory and market context. You will provide decisive leadership and vision, ensure that robust governance arrangements are in place and will work with the Executive to ensure that the organisation operates effectively. As an ambassador and advocate for IPReg, you will ensure that IPReg builds and maintains a strong presence in the legal services sector and a key aspect of the role will be the development and maintenance of high-value stakeholder relationships across and beyond the profession we regulate.

The successful candidate will be politically astute, with a successful track record of senior leadership, gained in the private or public sector, together with demonstrable experience of working with and influencing boards. With previous Chairing experience, you will have an understanding of public interest regulation, together with the ability to promote an effective market in legal services.

Time commitment and remuneration for the Chair is expected to be a minimum of 36 days and £22,680 per year. A daily rate of £630 will be paid for additional days.

To be eligible for this role you must not hold any form of legal qualification, whether currently practising or otherwise.

For further details about the role please visit www.gatenbysanderson.com quoting Reference GS24708. For a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultant Katrina Paget on 0207 426 3994.

Closing date: 5pm Friday 29th January 2016

Interviews: Wednesday 9th March 2016


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