Chair - The Henry Royce Institute
Recruiter: The Henry Royce Institute
Posted: 25 Aug 2021
Closes: 17 Sep 2021
Job Function: Chair
Position Type: Permanent
The Henry Royce Institute (Royce) is the UK’s national institute for advanced materials research and innovation and was set up through £260m of funding from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Royce brings together world-leading academics from across the UK and works closely with industry to ensure translation and commercialisation of fundamental research, delivering positive economic and societal impact for the UK. With its hub at The University of Manchester, the Institute is a partnership of ten leading institutions – the universities of Cambridge, Cranfield, Liverpool, Leeds, Manchester, Oxford, Sheffield, Imperial College London, and the UK Atomic Energy Authority and National Nuclear Laboratory. As the Institute transitions from a set-up to operational phase, it has established a clear vision around Advanced Materials for a Sustainable Society.
With Professor Dame Julia King, the Baroness Brown of Cambridge, stepping down as Chair in early Autumn, Royce is seeking to appoint a new Chair of its Governing body. The Chair will lead Royce’s Governing Board (GB), ensuring the highest standards of governance. They will play a key role in promoting Royce, and provide strategic oversight, support, guidance, and constructive challenge to the CEO and Executive Team. The full Governing Board meets five times a year.
The successful candidate will be a highly regarded leader with strong stakeholder management skills, and the ability to engage and influence at the highest levels across government, industry, and academia. Candidates will be experienced non-executives and ideally bring previous chairing experience to the role. A strong interest in Royce’s vision, mission, and strategy is essential.
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.
Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to the Henry Royce Institute on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit www.saxbam.com/appointments using reference WMND. Alternatively telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours).
Applications should be received by noon on Friday 17 September 2021.