Perrett Laver RISE Leadership Network Newsletter

Dear Members of the Perrett Laver RISE Leadership Network,

We are pleased to share with you the latest developments and opportunities within the Network and wider Perrett Laver business, which we hope you will find interesting for yourselves as members and also for your contacts and colleagues; please do feel free to share with those you think may wish to engage with this month’s news.

April content summary:

  • Relaunching the Network
  • Board experience opportunities: Perrett Laver Governance Apprenticeship Programme
  • How To Stay In Academia: Perrett Laver sponsors the 2022 BME Early Career Researchers Conference
  • Spotlight opportunities: Trustee, Surrey Cricket Board
  • Perrett Laver April 2022 live roles

As ever, we welcome your thoughts and suggestions on how we may best support you going forward, and look forward to working with you all on more networking opportunities in the not too distant future.

We would love to hear from you and as a reminder you can reach us at our dedicated email inbox

Stay safe and well!

Perrett Laver RISE Leadership Network Team

Relaunching the Network

We have alluded over the last couple of newsletters to some changes taking place behind the scenes here in the Network team, as we strive to align our activities more closely with what members have indicated they would like to see from the Network.

We are focusing keenly on bringing our members Insight, Opportunity, and Connection to support your career development in the mission driven sectors that Perrett Laver works with. We work with a globally leading suite of organisations that we can help our members to connect with for executive and non-executive opportunities, and we are committed to providing insights and tools to equip you for success in leadership competitions.

You will note one major change is our name – the Perrett Laver BME Leadership Network is now the Perrett Laver RISE Leadership Network. We have been mindful of the Network name and brand in terms of inspiring our members, reflecting positivity, and the success we aim to support Network members to achieve in their careers, through joining with us here. We hope you like the new name and branding, and we will shortly be launching a website to gather the range of opportunities and events on offer in one new home.

Board Experience Opportunities

Perrett Laver’s Governance Apprenticeship Programme (GAP) was launched in 2021 in partnership with the higher education sector to address the lack of diversity at board level and of a diverse pipeline of board members in the sector. GAP connects talented individuals with the opportunity to shadow a board for one year, such that they are part of a sustainable pipeline of accomplished individuals who will strengthen the diversity and outlook of boards in the future.

We are shortly going to be launching the 2022 cohort of GAP apprentices, and this year we are expanding the opportunities available beyond higher education into the arts and cultural sectors. We are bringing this development to RISE Network members first – we will be opening the applications portal for potential apprentices officially next month but should you wish to find out more about participating (either as an apprentice or as a host organisation) then please do email the network at

You can find out more through the GAP website and read our 2021 impact report here.

Book Your Place at the 2022 BME Early Career Researcher Conference

Perrett Laver and the RISE Leadership Network are delighted to be sponsoring the 2022 Black and Minority Ethnic Early Career Researcher Hybrid Conference: How To stay In Academia, which will take place on 7th July.

Founded by RISE Leadership Network member Dr Bernadine Idowu-Onibokun and now in its 6th year, the conference is co-hosted by King’s College London and University of West London. This year’s theme is Making The Invisible Visible.

The underrepresentation of Black and Minority Ethnic staff in academia is noticeable as the student body is not reflected in the staff teaching them. Disparities in outcomes occur across the academic journey as observed in degree-awarding gaps for BME students and the underrepresentation of BME academics in senior roles. For example, currently, there are 22,795 University professors in the UK, from those 6,340 are women and from those only 40 are Black women.

By attending the conference, you will have the opportunity to hear how BME academics have navigated their journey, network, get a mentor and empower yourself through the workshops.

You can find out more about the speakers and book your place here.

Spotlight Opportunities

Trustee, Surrey Cricket Foundation

An invitation: collaborate with us

We are always pleased to discuss how we may support members’ work in their own organisations and with their local staff networks. We are already speaking with some of you about supporting your in-house events and welcome the chance to work with more of our members on a local level, sharing insights into executive search, advice on applying for leadership opportunities, and supporting you to develop wider networks.  If you would like to discuss collaborating with the Perrett Laver BME Leadership Network, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Perrett Laver April 2022 Live Opportunities

TitleCompanyLocationDate expires
Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor – Equality, Diversity and InclusionUniversity of SalfordManchester, UK26/04/2022
Board ChairAvaazFlexible23/04/2022
Board DirectorLeicestershire County Cricket ClubLeicestershire17/05/2022
CEONational StarUllenwood, Gloucestershire05/05/2022
ChairMaudsley CharityLondon26/04/2022
Chair and Professor, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of TorontoToronto, OntarioNever
Chair in ManagementThe University of ManchesterOxford Road, Manchester21/05/2022
Chief Capacities Officer and Chief Program OfficerNRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council)Position will be based in one of NRDC’s office locations.14/05/2022
Chief Development OfficerWHO FoundationGeneva17/05/2022
Chief Executive OfficerMethodist Independent Schools Trust (MIST)London29/04/2022
Chief Executive OfficerInternational Science CouncilParis, France30/04/2022
Chief Executive OfficerKSI EducationUK13/05/2022
Chief Executive OfficerConcern WorldwideDublin, Ireland14/05/2022
Chief Operations OfficerPractical ActionUK, or in Bangladesh, Kenya, Nepal, Senegal, or Zimbabwe24/05/2022
Clinical Director, Small Animal ServicesUniversity of CambridgeCambridge, England17/05/2022
Committee MembersRYA MidlandsMidlands10/05/2022
COOLangley Park Learning TrustLondon29/04/2022
Dean of the Goodman School of BusinessBrock UniversityOntario, Canada31/05/2022
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Enterprise)Australian Catholic UniversityMelbourne, North Sydney, or Brisbane14/05/2022
Director General and CEOJapan HouseLondon16/05/2022
Director of AdvancementUniversity of AberdeenAberdeen, Scotland22/04/2022
Director of DevelopmentScottish Chamber OrchestraEdinburgh14/05/2022
Director of Human ResourcesUniversity of WinchesterWinchester21/04/2022
Director of the School of Chinese MedicineUniversity of Hong KongHong Kong23/04/2022
Director, MBA ProgrammesUniversity of BradfordBradford, England28/04/2022
Director, School of Social WorkUniversity of British Columbia OkanaganKelowna, British ColumbiaNever
Director, University of Nottingham Food Systems Institute Nottingham23/05/2022
Director, Walanga MuruMacquarie UniversitySydney, Australia02/05/2022
Executive DirectorRuby CentralRemote30/04/2022
Executive Director PACEWorld Resources Institute (WRI)The Hague, the Netherlands10/05/2022
Five (5) Members of the Board of TrusteesBrock UniversitySt. Catharines, Ontario30/04/2022
Head of School of Management and MarketingUniversity of WestminsterCentral London17/05/2022
Head of the School of Nursing and MidwiferyUniversity of PlymouthPlymouth26/04/2022
Home BursarWorcester College, University of OxfordOxford10/05/2022
Independent Board MembersBuckinghamshire CricketBuckinghamshire04/05/2022
Institute Director: The MRC London Institute of Medical SciencesUKRI / Medical Research Council / Imperial College LondonLondon, United Kingdom31/05/2022
Is-ganghellor/Vice-ChancellorBangor UniversityBangor, Wales09/05/2022
Middle Leaders’ Network n/aNever
Office of the Vice-ChancellorUniversity of CambridgeCambridge26/04/2022
Principal and Vice-ChancellorUniversity of the West of ScotlandPaisley, Scotland17/05/2022
Principal DirectorThe George Institute for Global HealthAustralia20/05/2022
Pro Vice-Chancellor/Head of College – Central Saint MartinsUniversity of the Arts LondonLondon, England03/05/2022
Professor and Head of Department, Civil EngineeringMonash UniversityClayton Campus, Melbourne, Australia12/05/2022
Professor of Computer ScienceDeakin UniversityVictoria, Australia04/05/2022
Professor of Dementia Studies and Director of the Association for Dementia StudiesUniversity of WorcesterWorcester, UK01/06/2022
Professor of PathologyUniversity of CambridgeCambridge10/05/2022
Professor/ Clinical Professor, Director of the School of Public HealthUniversity of Hong KongHong Kong15/06/2022
Professors of ArchitectureDeakin UniversityGeelong, Australia18/05/2022
Programmes DirectorILGA – EuropeBrussels, Belgium30/04/2022
Programming and Communications LeadThe Dan David PrizeTel Aviv (potential for remote working)06/05/2022
ProvostHKUSTHong KongNever
Provost and Vice-President AcademicUniversity of British Columbia OkanaganKelowna, British Columbia30/04/2022
RectorUniversity of GrazGraz, Austria11/05/2022
Secretary General, Ramsar Convention on WetlandsRamsarGland, Switzerland17/05/2022
Senior Vice President, Betty and Gordon Moore Center for ScienceConservation InternationalFlexible; Arlington, VA or Seattle, WA preferred03/05/2022
Supervisory Board MembersAidsfonds – Soa Aids NederlandAmsterdam29/04/2022
TrusteeSurrey Cricket FoundationLondon30/04/2022
TrusteeBristol Zoological SocietyFlexible with in-person meetings in Bristol21/05/2022
Vice President (Partnerships & Engagement)Singapore Management UniversitySingapore28/04/2022
VP, Policy & Content ReviewOversight BoardSan Francisco, USA10/05/2022

Live Opportunities

All of Perrett Laver’s current live searches are visible on the Perrett Laver vacancies section of the website. Please use the following link to access them: