Chief Executive Officer

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Salisbury, Wiltshire (GB)
Competitive remuneration package
06 Sep 2019
20 Sep 2019
Board, CEO
Executive Management
Contract Type

Ploughshare Innovations - Chief Executive Officer

Ploughshare Innovations, the technology transfer office for the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), is seeking an impactful Chief Executive Officer to shape its next phase of growth.

Ploughshare is wholly owned by Dstl, which delivers high-impact science and technology for the UK’s defence, security and prosperity. Through Dstl’s resource base of circa 4000 staff and over £625m in turnover, Plougshare has a vast platform to capture and create technology-led intellectual property for commercial applications across a wide range of industries.  

The new Chief Executive Officer will have strong foundations to build upon and the exciting challenge of continuing the company’s journey of technological invention and commercialisation. Growth, through increased licencing deals and successful spin-out ventures, is a key priority, as is the need to harness key relationships with Dstl, government, industry partners and the investor community.

The Board of Directors are interested in a diverse range of candidates with proven leadership capabilities and a track record in technology, scientific or R&D led industries. The post-holder will be both creative and curious, an effective leader of people, possess high stakeholder agility and be growth oriented. 

The new technology agenda is a government priority that sits at the heart of the UK industrial strategy. Ploughshare has a key role to play at the centre of this agenda and, ultimately, contribute to building a globally competitive UK economy.

The appointment will be subject to security clearance and the post-holder must be a sole UK citizen.

For a candidate prospectus or to have a confidential discussion about the opportunity, please contact the retained advisers: Adam Mahmood +44(0)20 3597 6422 or Jonathan Swain +44(0)20 3597 6410.

Application is by CV and a cover letter of no more than two pages, which must be submitted thru the application link below by 17.00hrs on the 20th of September 2019. 

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