Apr 192017

Treasurer - The Open University

Recruiter: Korn Ferry International (UK)
Location: United Kingdom
Salary: Pro Bono
Posted: 15 Apr 2017
Closes: 29 Apr 2017
Ref: IF355
Position/Level: Board, Chair
Responsibilities: Finance, Strategy, Treasury
Sector: Education
Contract Type: Non-executive director
Language: English

The Open University (OU) seeks a proven, strategic and dynamic financial/commercial leader for appointment to the non-executive position of Treasurer.

The OU is the largest academic institution in the UK, with a diverse student body of over 170,000. With a mission “to be open to people, places, methods and ideas”, the OU was the world’s first successful distance teaching university and aims to promote educational opportunity and social justice by combining a radical open admissions policy with the highest standards of scholarship. With an income of over £400m, the OU is currently preparing to embark upon a significant change and strategic development process to thrive and grow within the dynamic international higher education sector.

The Treasurer will serve as a member of the OU’s Council and contribute to the Council’s strategic and policy decision-making process. The Treasurer will serve as Chair of the Finance Committee, working closely with the OU’s Group Finance Director on strategic financial matters, and also serve on the Investment, Strategic Planning & Resources, and Remuneration Committees.

Candidates will possess a strategic mindset, demonstrable financial experience at senior executive and/or Board-level within a major commercial or public benefit organisation, the ability to challenge the executive whenever necessary and ideally hold Board/non-executive experience. A strong commitment to diversity and the mission and values of the OU will be critical.

The overall time commitment of this pro bono position will be approximately 23 days per year with initial appointment for a term of four years and eligibility for reappointment.

For further information and to apply, please send a CV, covering letter and completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form to OpenUniversity@kornferry.com by the closing date of 12th May 2017.

An Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form can be downloaded from www.ekornferry.com by clicking on ‘Opportunities’ and entering the following ‘Opportunity Code’:  IF355.


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