Posted Friday 17th April 2015
Digital Jersey Begins Recruitment for New CEO
Digital Jersey, Jersey’s government funded development agency tasked with accelerating the growth of the digital sector, is looking to recruit a new CEO. The key responsibilities of the role will be strategic and operational management of the organisation, representation of key stakeholders on and off island and representation of Jersey as a digital jurisdiction.
The successful applicant will be responsible for delivering long term economic, social and reputational objectives together with meeting annual business plan goals, to develop Jersey as a recognised jurisdiction for digital growth. Digital Jersey’s targets and 2015 business plan can be found here. Digital Jersey pursues its objectives through three strategic work streams:
Creating an effective digital ecosystem to support growth
Business development activities supporting business growth and inward investment
Skills and learning development to meet current and projected needs
Chair of Digital Jersey Paul Masterton commented:
“I am proud and honoured to have served as Digital Jersey’s interim CEO and have very much enjoyed the challenge. We have achieved many positive outcomes, not least the launch of the Hub, and have developed much needed momentum for the sector. It is now the right time to appoint a new CEO to take the organisation and Jersey’s digital ambitions forward. This is a vitally important appointment and I will be consulting with stakeholders to get the brief for the job exactly right.”
We are looking for a candidate that has experience in successful senior leadership and business development, as well as a broad understanding of the technological landscape. The role will require a seasoned leader, adept at balancing and aligning multiple stakeholders in a small, highly connected community. The ability to drive change and deliver results will also be critical, as is developing Jersey’s international reputation. The Up Group, specialists in digital sector recruitment, have been appointed to lead the search for this position.