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Chief Investment Officer

West Midlands Growth Company

The Challenge?

The West Midlands Growth Company, along with four government funding partners, needed a new Chief Investment Officer. The successful candidate would deliver and implement £750 million of investment programme in the West Midlands and leverage further investment and funding from key industry and overseas investors in the US ,India and China. They would work against a backdrop of Coventry’s award of European City of Culture and the award of the 2021 Commonwealth Games to the region.

The Solution?

A full and internation process, bringing along along four government departments and industry investors as stakeholders throughout. The search delivered an excellent field that included candidates from Europe and China.

The Result?

A appointment of a stella candidate who held a similar position within a growth and investment vehicle following a successful Board level career in the UK and overseas with blue chip companies including Rolls Royce.

Following this successful appointment earlier this year we were also commissioned to support the recruitment of the Programme Director for the Commonwealth Games and its Legacy Development Company. A successful appointment was concluded last moth following a swift 8-week process with the successful candidate coming from Project Company HS2.

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