Chief Executive Officer

Job Description

The primary role of the CEO is to ensure the success of the Company. Together, the Board and CEO create shareholder value, community value, conservation value, climate-change mitigation value and Government value, at scale. The CEO’s role is to ensure the Company is a globally competitive and significant social enterprise which achieves the mission of making conservation of wildlife habitat valuable to people, while mitigating the devastating effects of climate change.

Key Accountabilities

  • Implementation of the Company Strategic Plan – 2021-2024 
  • Ultimate responsibility for legal and fiduciary compliance and oversight in all geographies where the Company is registered.
  • Help the Board determine changes to strategy to achieve the Company’s mission through goal setting.
  • Enhance the Company’s social impacts to maintain triple gold CCB certifications as a unique selling point and obtain triple gold CCB certifications for pipeline projects.
  • Maintain and improve B-Corp certification.
  • Accountable for day-to-day operations.
  • Ensure that all the Company’s impacts are monitored and reported to the Board.
  • Oversee talent recruitment and retention strategy to build 80% of the Company into ‘A’ performers.
  • Work with the Chair to enable the board to fulfil its Governance functions, and to maximize Board functioning.
  • Achieve sales of full carbon credit issuances at market related prices.
  • Refine the Company’s values and culture.
  • Build the Company’s reputation and exposure nationally and globally.
  • Deliver the Company Annual Top Goals within budget.

Personal Specification

  • Advanced graduate degree from highly reputable institution.
  • Minimum 15 years’ relevant work experience with proven capacity to work in developing countries, particularly in Africa.
  • Strong track record of managing sustainable generic growth.
  • Preferably experience in taking a business through a sale or corporate restructuring process.
  • A strong, confident, communicative and visible leader.
  • Able to build and sustain effective relationships with a range of stakeholders both within the private and public sectors, including CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, Government Ministers and Community Leaders.
  • Entrepreneurial flair balanced with a sound understanding of corporate governance and responsibility.
  • Ability to set and achieve company goals.
  • Ability to build, train and motivate a high performing team.
  • Demonstrable ability to manage staff, manage contractors, project partners, and ensure expected deliverables completed.
  • Able to develop partnerships and negotiate large, long-term deals, often with multi-national corporations.
  • Can design effective community benefit sharing mechanisms.
  • Manage the process of large landscape conservation management in areas with minimal infrastructure.
  • Respected by shareholders, employees, customers, suppliers and competitors.
  • Fluent written and spoken English is a pre-requisite and the ability to speak some Portuguese would be an advantage for company



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