Roles & Responsibilities

General

Chairing Board Meetings will involve; the determination of the agenda; ensuring that the board receives accurate, timely and clear information; ensuring that all directors are involved in discussions and decision making; direct discussions towards the emergence of a consensual view and sum up discussion so that everyone understands what has been agreed.

Build a relationship with the CEO which will at different times be, mentor, challenger, supporter, and catalyst for ideas.
Build a relationship with the key investors to fully understand their investment thesis; timescales; and practical help that they can give the Company.

Communication
  • Chair board meetings
  • Able to build good relationships with the CEO, executives, board members and key investors

Personal Specification

Specialist knowledge, skills & experience

Required

  • Significant, considerable, direct, hands on experience of being an executive in a fast growing small or mid-sized business like NM
  • Significant, considerable experience of being the CEO of such businesses
  • Have experience and understanding of the challenges faced by NM as it recruits personnel at all levels
  • Be familiar with the issues around scaling a business; particularly the challenge of ‘cost before revenue’ in new product growth
  • Previous experience in sectors adjacent to NM, though not necessarily in a laboratory-based business
  • Be mission driven and be inspired by NM’s purpose of protecting biodiversity
  • Be a high quality, thoughtful and insightful adviser

Desired

  • Experience and insight into building a business which collects and sells data
  • Experience of working with similar clients to NM, including large corporates, NGO’s and environmental consultants
  • Experience of running a global organisation
  • Scientific background
Interpersonal & communication skills
  • You will have strong verbal and written communication skills and be used to working at a Senior level
Additional requirements
  • All applicants are legally required to demonstrate the right to work/permission to work in the UK. If a work visa is required, we will provide the necessary support.

Terms and Conditions

Location
  • NatureMetrics is based at Surrey Research Park, Guildford. Board meetings are held both online and in person at least once per quarter.
Working pattern and hours
  • Sufficient time to devote to the role (estimated as 20-24 days per annum).
Length of appointment
  • TBC