Appointment Details

World Energy Council

Job Title: Secretary General and CEO

Job Reference:RAFAGA

Closing Date: Thursday 6 Jun 2019

Created in 1923, the World Energy Council is a not-for-profit, neutral organisation. It is the UN-accredited global energy body, representing the entire energy system – resources, through to power generation, consumption and regulation – with more than 3000 member organisations drawn from governments, private and state corporations, academia, NGOs and energy-related stakeholders across almost 100 national member committees.

The World Energy Council is seeking a new Secretary General and CEO to replace Dr Christoph Frei, who is leaving at the end of 2019 at the conclusion of his term of office. This is a critical leadership role with executive responsibility for the operational and strategic management of the Council. This is a challenging but hugely rewarding role for an exceptional individual with a passion for the Council’s values and vision, for technology and a “spirit for service”.

The Council’s Secretary General and CEO leads the London based Secretariat team (approx. 40 headcount) and has delegated responsibility for the day to day management of the affairs of the Council subject to the oversight of the Board.

Working in close partnership with the Chair and the Board, and with direct line management for the Senior Leadership Team, s/he will provide strong and clear leadership to the organisation. The Secretary General will shape and develop the Council’s vision and strategic priorities, driving performance to deliver a fit-for-purpose, modern and professional service. The appointed candidate will actively collaborate with multiple stakeholders across member committees, energy leaders, investors, policy makers, businesses and other organisations to deliver continuous improvement alongside development of the business in support of the mission, vision & strategy.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to the World Energy Council on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit www.saxbam.com/appointments using reference RAFAGA. Alternatively telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon on Thursday 6 June.

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