The search is on for next permanent Chief Executive of the Royal Society of Chemistry
The Royal Society of Chemistry has begun the search for its next permanent Chief Executive as it embarks on an exciting new stage as part of a new strategy to grow its impact and influence on a sustainable footing.
This follows the announcement in November 2020 by former Chief Executive, Robert Parker, to relinquish his role and become an ambassador for the organisation.
Dr Helen Pain became Interim CEO in January 2021 and will hold this position until a permanent successor to Robert is announced.
Employment Agency, Saxton Bampfylde, is working with the Royal Society Chemistry to help with the recruitment.
Dr Paul Satchell CChem FRSC, Chair of the RSC’s Performance Management and Remuneration Committee, who is leading on the recruitment, said: “This is a tremendous opportunity for an inspirational, collaborative and innovative leader. For over 180 years the Royal Society of Chemistry has been at the heart of a global community, working together to advance science, from the fight against climate change to the unprecedented speed of developing vaccines in the fight against COVID.
“With over 45,000 members in 125 countries we bring together the chemical scientists in industry, academia and beyond who make key advances in researching the chemistry of life, developing the advanced science behind modern technology, training the next generation of scientists, and using their expertise to improve our health, our environment and our daily lives.
“As a part of taking forward an exciting new strategy, the organisation seeks an equally visionary and ambitious Chief Executive to lead it into this future. With a demonstrable interest in chemical sciences, the next permanent Chief Executive will bring together the skills, expertise and energy of the RSC’s global community for the greatest influence and impact.”
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