Technical Moves | Independent Non-Executive Chair Cambridgeshire

Independent Non-Executive Chair

Independent, objective leadership and effective counsel to the board


Your New Role

This Land™ are a returns-driven property brand competing with the property market’s leading innovators and placemakers, who are about to undertake a period of significant and rapid expansion over the short to medium term.  Are you a Non-Executive Chair capable of providing leadership, independent counsel and objective oversight to our team? 

This Land™ has successfully raised over a hundred million pounds through investment, enabling us to provide a de-risked start up opportunity. We have acquired an impressive portfolio and pipeline of developments within Cambridgeshire – the fastest growing city economy in the UK. With each mixed-use development fully financed, This Land™ will deliver more than 1,000 new homes and drive significant growth over the short to medium term. We firmly believe our people are the fuel for growth – they are the innovators and doers.

Independence from the Executive Directors and senior management team is of the upmost importance. As our Independent Non-Executive Chair, you will provide effective counsel and objectivity to the board, viewing the company and its operational issues from a broad perspective. You will bring a wide spectrum of experience to the board, with an in-depth knowledge of financial, legal and operational systems and be capable of providing valuable insight and contacts to the business.

The Independent Non-Executive Chair will provide leadership, general counsel and a wide strategic perspective through your contribution to board meetings and at annual general meetings. Alongside the Managing Director and the Ambassador, the Independent Non-Executive Chair will act as one of the company’s leading representatives. This will include the presentation of the company’s aims and policies to the shareholder, stakeholders and the media.

You will chair remuneration, audit, nomination, investment and development committee meetings, providing leadership, advice on strategic direction and monitoring performance of the company. An important and integral function of the Independent Non-Executive chair will help to expand the This Land™ networks, external contacts and opinions. In some cases, you will be called upon to represent the company externally.

You will focus on strategic company matters and will not stray into operational executive direction. This approach will ensure impartiality and objective, independent counsel to the board.

You will have significant experience of running a financially and operationally complex business at MD, CEO, CFO, COO or Partner level, with the connections, skill set and gravitas to help This Land™ reach its goals. You will have a blend of personal qualities and the communication style that inspires confidence, with a diplomatic approach and the ability to work with a wide range of stakeholders.  

This is an outstanding opportunity for an Independent Non-Executive Chair looking for a long-term opportunity to provide leadership and counsel to a business that will challenge accepted thinking, a market innovator that will make a real difference. For more information on the role with This Land™ contact Andrew Childerley. ref: IND123