Chief Executive Officer, Breakthrough Victoria

Recruiter
For more information please contact Caroline Dever on 0429 939 399 or Tom Mutch on 0449 818 492.
Location
Melbourne (LGA), Greater Melbourne (Inner) (AU)
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
09 Jun 2021
Closes
23 Jun 2021
Position/Level
CEO
Sector
Government
Contract Type
Permanent
Language
English

Chief Executive Officer, Breakthrough Victoria

Established by the Victorian Government, the landmark $2 billion Breakthrough Victoria Fund is designed to ensure Victoria remains at the forefront of research, innovation and commercialisation. Building on Victoria’s world-class research and discovery, the Fund will drive investment and growth in key industry sectors aimed at translating research into real-world applications and supporting business growth and job creation.

The Board of Breakthrough Victoria Pty Ltd seeks to appoint a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to shape the organisation and foster strong relationships with universities, knowledge institutes and research organisations, business and industry, government, superannuation and venture capital funds and co-investment partners.

Reporting to the Board, the CEO will provide executive leadership and strategic investment direction and be responsible for identifying opportunities, developing concepts, and making them investment ready. The CEO will have strong knowledge of investment and asset management, extensive experience of equity management and start-ups, and an understanding of industry innovation and innovators.

This high-profile role will require substantial private and/or public sector experience in a senior leadership role, with a proven track record in delivering strong commercial outcomes and sustained performance. An understanding of global research, innovation and commercialisation as well as the local Victorian landscape will be highly regarded. Building and leading teams while embedding a collaborative, purpose driven culture will be well regarded.  

The CEO will have outstanding stakeholder management and communication skills and be an advocate and a thought leader to inspire and communicate a compelling vision for Breakthrough Victoria.

Odgers Berndtson is assisting Breakthrough Victoria with this appointment. For more information about this position or a confidential discussion please contact Caroline Dever on 0429 939 399 or Tom Mutch on 0449 818 492.

To apply, please visit https://www.odgers.com/83035

The closing date for applications is Friday 2 July 2021.

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