Appointment Details

V&A Dundee

Job Title: Chair

Job Reference:DAVAJ

Closing Date: Monday 25 Mar 2019

V&A Dundee opened to worldwide acclaim in September 2018 and has welcomed over 400,000 visitors since. Its mission is to enrich lives through design, manifested in a spectacular new building by renowned Japanese architect, Kengo Kuma.  The museum’s mission is to enrich lives through design. Through a programme of major exhibitions and events, drawn from V&A and elsewhere, and curated by V&A Dundee, the museum will inspire visitors, celebrate design heritage, promote contemporary talent and encourage design innovation for the future.  V&A Dundee has been delivered by Design Dundee Ltd (DDL), an innovative partnership between the V&A itself, the University of Dundee, Abertay University, Scottish Enterprise and Dundee City Council. It is a flagship development in Dundee’s waterfront regeneration, symbolising the city’s confidence and helping to encourage new investment.

DDL’s inaugural Chair, Lesley Knox, will step down in 2019 at the end of her term.  The Board is therefore seeking exceptional candidates to succeed her as Chair to help build upon the achievements of the organisation so far, oversee its governance and to work with the Director to develop its future strategy and success.  Candidates will bring senior leadership experience and excellent commercial and financial acumen.  They will ideally be experienced board members, with strong interpersonal skills, tact and adept at diplomacy.  The Chair will be a key ambassador for the V&A Dundee and must have the gravitas and communication skills to engage a diverse range of stakeholders.  The post-holder will have a passion for arts and culture, ideally with a strong interest in design.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to the V&A Dundee on this appointment.  For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit www.saxbam.com/appointments using reference DAVAJ.  Alternatively telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours).  Applications should be received by noon Monday 25th March 2019.

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