Role No: 1011 - APPLY FOR ROLE

A Non-Executive Director (Non Exec) is required for a £1bn turnover quoted food company.

Our client is quoted on the London Stock Exchange and is an international food manufacturer and wholesaler.

The Non Exec will have had a successful career in the international food industry, having worked as a CEO or similar with personal gravitas, excellent connections; must be well respected within the industry. The chosen candidate will be expected to have the required depth and breadth experience to challenge the Executive team and a strong personality to be considered as the next Chairman. The incoming Non Exec must bring commercial pragmatism and sensitivity to balance large corporate functionality and contribute to the strategy of the company.

The total time commitment is up to 20 days per annum for which the Non Exec will receive remuneration of between £95,000-£125,000 pa (will be paid in Euros) depending on experience and time commitment; expenses will also be paid.

Board Meetings are held in various European cities such as: Luxembourg, Cyprus or London.

1. The Company and its Market:

  • Our client is a £1bn turnover quoted (on the London Stock Exchange) international food manufacturer and wholesaler.  
  • The company holds 6-8 Board Meetings per annum usually in Luxembourg, Cyprus or London plus Audit, Remuneration and Nomination Sub-Committee meetings.

2. The Non-Executive Director role

  • Our client is seeking an Independent Non-Executive Director to join its main Board.
  • The fee for the role will be between £95,000 and £125,000 pa (will be paid in Euros) depending on experience and time commitment + expenses.
  • The appointment is for an initial 3 year period. This may be renewed by agreement.
  • The Non Exec will be a strong personality who will be proactive in contributing to the continued growth of the business.
  • The Non Exec will attend 6-8 Board Meetings pa + join one of the company’s Sub-Committees: Audit, Remuneration or Nomination. Overall the time commitment is expected to be up to 2 days per month including preparation time; this will increase in the early months where induction will be required. The company will arrange a tailored induction for the successful candidate. Additional time may be required to attend meetings with connections – political, customers etc.
  • The company provides suitable D&O insurance for its Non-Execs.

3. Candidate Requirements:

  • A well respected Director within food service/food retailing (with a min £½bn revenue company).
  • Able to demonstrate commercial and strategic skills.
  • Strong connections across the food industry.
  • A strong personality who could be a potential Chairman and therefore with some Chair experience eg Chair of a Sub-Committee of a substantial business.
  • International experience (covering Europe, Middle East and Africa).
  • Sufficient time availability to commit up to twenty days per annum.


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