Non Executive Director (Energy Sector)

Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire
£1000 - £1200/day + Expenses
05 Dec 2021
06 Dec 2021
Professional / Specialist
Contract Type
Our Client

This fascinating energy sector organisation has been set up to help implement and oversee critical new governance arrangements in the industry. It is a not-for-profit organisation, totally funded by parties to the code under their respective licence to operate conditions. The organisation is here to promote innovation, competition and positive customer outcomes and their intention is to:

* Exhibit a best-in-class energy sector governance model - one that is flexible, dynamic and innovative

* Put energy sector consumer outcomes at the heart of everything it does - help new entrants with clear and thorough support

* Provide market participants with an accessible set of rules that are easy to understand and comply with, allowing them to go about their business informed, compliant and confident

* Ensure consumers can switch energy providers efficiently with positive experiences and outcomes

The organisation's Board is made up of an Independent Chair and a small number of Directors chosen to represent different parts of the Energy industry. They also sit on the Boards and Executive Committees of other Codes.

The Requirement

Working with the Board, there is the requirement to recruit x2 Non-Executive Directors (NED's) for the company. The NEDs will work 2 days a month with the company and take part in regular Board meetings.

A key focus for the NED's will be to:

* Ensure the company is up to speed at all times with understanding the UK energy supplier and networks marketplace, adapting to change where necessary

* Scrutinise and support decisions made by the Executive team

* Provide continual guidance to ensure the organisation serves its stakeholders in the best possible way

* Give independent strategic advice and oversight on the development and growth of the organisation

Relevant Experience & Knowledge

Suitable candidates will display the following objective experience:

* Either significant UK energy sector supplier industry experience and / or UK energy sector networks industry expertise

* Genuine commercial experience in UK energy sector environments

* Informed views on digitalisation as relevant to the sectors in which the company operates

* Strong interest in ESG

* Sound understanding of corporate governance

* Director Experience (as Exec or NED) - willing to accept first time NED

Subjectively suitable candidates will:

* Be independent thinking

* Have excellent listening and influencing skills

* Be strong communicators and team players

* Have strong values which align with company values of 'Innovative, Insightful, Collaborative, and Impactful'

* Have strong belief in the power of business to do good for people and planet

* Be entrepreneurial

* Provide a high level of commitment and energy

Candidate Availability

* Able/willing to travel to London

* Ability to attend virtually via video conference from home in the event physical attendance is not possible

* Approximately 2 days per month, ad hoc calls/meetings, and participation in company events where possible

If you feel this opportunity is suitable and of interest, please email us your CV in the first instance