Independent Chairperson of the Board

Job Summary: • The Independent Chairperson of the Board holds the Board and the Executive Team to account for the Fund’s Mission and Vision, providing inclusive leadership to the Board of Trustees, ensuring that each Trustee fulfils their duties and responsibilities for the effective governance of the Fund • The Chairperson will also support, and, where appropriate, hold the Principal Officer/Acting CEO to account and ensure that the Board functions as a unit and works closely with the Management of the Fund to achieve agreed objectives • They will act as an ambassador and the public face of the Fund in partnership with the Principal Officer/Acting CEO.
Principal Responsibilities: • Strategic leadership • Governance • External Relations
• Efficiency and effectiveness • Relationship with the Principal Officer/Acting CEO, and the wider management team.
Experience: • Experience of operating at a senior strategic leadership level within an organisation • Successful track record of achievement throughout their career
• Experience of Fund governance and working with or as part of a Board of Trustees
• Must have chaired a board of a retirement fund for at least three (3) years • Must have served on at least two (2) boards of retirement funds • Five-to-ten years’ retirement fund experience • Sufficient demonstrable experience as a non-executive director of any other recognised entity will be an added advantage • Experience of external representation, delivering presentations and managing stakeholders • Significant experience of chairing meetings and events • Must demonstrate independence from the Fund’s sponsors or service providers, as defined in the Fund’s rules.
Knowledge and skills: • Broad knowledge and understanding of the retirement fund environment and current issues affecting it • Strong leadership skills, an ability to motivate staff and trustees and bring people together • Financial management expertise and a broad understanding of fund finance and risk issues • Good understanding of fund governance issues.
Personal Qualities: • Demonstrate a strong and visible passion and commitment to the Fund, its strategic objectives and cause • Personal gravitas to lead a significant organisation with a dynamic Board • Exhibit strong inter-personal and relationship building abilities and be comfortable in an ambassadorial role • Demonstrate tact and diplomacy, with the ability to listen and engage effectively • Strong networking capabilities that can be utilised for the benefit of the Fund • Ability to foster and promote a collaborative team environment • Ability to commit time to conduct the role well, including travel and attending events out of office hours • Must be able to demonstrate some level of being a fit and proper individual • Demonstrate independence.

To apply, please forward your application to: [email protected]
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Enquiries: Lucia Mabasa, tel. (011) 325 5101
Closing date of applications: 17 May 2024.