Non Executive Director (Finance/Audit Committee)

Job Title: Non Executive Director (Finance/Audit Committee)
Contract Type: Contract
Location: London
Salary: Competitive NED Pay
Reference: GWNED ICAEW
Contact Name: George Woodward
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 02, 2020 20:29

Job Description

The Company

Gemserv is an expert provider of professional services, helping clients make the most of a world increasingly driven by data and technology. 

Our purpose is to make things that matter work better for everyone. With our clients we:

·      Tackle social and environmental challenges

·      Improve and simplify the way markets work

·      Harness the power of digital transformation

·      Ensure data is protected and used ethically

We operate in four sectors:  Energy, Health, the Public Sector, and the Private Sector offering professional services enabling the energy market transformation. Using our insight, we work collaboratively with stakeholders to ensure this complex and technology-driven market works for everyone’s benefit.

The Requirement

Working with the Board, there is the requirement to recruit a Non-Executive Director (NED) for the company who has a strong financial and Audit Committee background. The NED will work 2 days a month with the company and take part in the 6 Board meetings per annum.

Relevant Experience & Knowledge

Suitable candidates will display the following objective experience:

  • Strong values which align with company values of Innovative, Insightful, Collaborative, and Impactful and aligned with the company purpose of “Making things that matter work better for everyone”
  • Accountant qualification with recent and relevant financial experience

  • Previous Board and Audit Committee experience

  • Sector experience could be across any of the following areas: Health, Cyber, Digital, Public Sector, Energy, Technology, Environmental or Information Services

  • Genuine commercial experience in growth environments, ideally in diversifying existing sector/services

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

  • Strong interest in ESG

  • Sound understanding of corporate governance - IoD, FT NED diploma qualifications welcomed

It will be nice if candidates have:

  • Health, Cyber & Digital, Energy sector senior level knowledge, experience, and networks

  • Experience in complex public contracts and regulated markets

  • Recent or current Exec experience – financially focused

  • SME and professional services businesses experience

Subjectively suitable candidates will:

  • Be independent thinking

  • Have excellent listening and influencing skills

  • Be strong communicators and team players, to add to Board cohesion and effectiveness

  • 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

  • Attend interviews (in person subject to COVID-19 restrictions) on dates specified

  • Once appointed, approximately 2 days per month, ad hoc calls/meetings, and participation in company events where possible

  • Expectation to serve at least 1 x 3-year term with opportunity to extend to a further 3-year term

If you feel this opportunity is suitable and of interest, please email your CV in the first instance to George Woodward from Novo Executive Search.