Marine Management Organisation

Chief Executive Officer

Job Reference GBNYA
Closing Date Monday 20 May 2024

As the principal regulator for our seas, Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is dedicated to protecting and enhancing our precious marine environment, ensuring that our seas are clean, healthy, safe, productive and biologically diverse. MMO is a small but impactful organisation with a global reach; our expertise and dedication to delivering world class fisheries management have earned us recognition on the local, national, and international stages.

With the UK now firmly established as an independent coastal state, we are presented with unparalleled opportunity to solidify our newfound powers and collaborate closely with Defra to deliver reinvigorated policy ambitions.  With our expanded responsibility for the independent management of England’s complex, crowded, heavily utilised seas, it is more important than ever that MMO receives confident, empowering leadership.

We are seeking a Chief Executive Officer who will ensure that the MMO is well positioned to achieve its aspirations to become a world class fisheries regulator.  To be successful in this role you will be an outstanding, energetic and inspirational leader, with strong strategic capability and judgement.  You will have proven experience operating at board-level within an organisation of comparable size and complexity.  You will have exceptional stakeholder engagement and influencing skills and will share a strong alignment with MMO’s mission and values.

At the MMO, we are committed to understanding, respecting and representing as broad a range of views and backgrounds as we have in UK society. We know that diverse perspectives and experiences are critical to an effective, modern Public Sector. Our vision is to ensure the MMO represents modern Britain and is a truly inclusive employer – an example to other employers. We will create an organisation where diversity is not only respected and valued – but celebrated.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to the Marine Management Organisation on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit using reference GBNYA. Alternatively telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0800 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon on Monday 20th May.

MMO is a small but impactful organisation with a global reach.