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Chief Executive Officer, Breakthrough Victoria

Department of Premier & Cabinet - Melbourne, VIC

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Established by the Victorian Government, the landmark $2 billion Breakthrough Victoria Fund is designed to ensure Victoria remains at the forefront of research, innovation and commercialisation. Building on Victoria's world-class research and discovery, the Fund will drive investment and growth in key industry sectors aimed at translating research into real-world applications and supporting business growth and job creation.
The Board of Breakthrough Victoria Pty Ltd seeks to appoint a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to shape the organisation and foster strong relationships with universities, knowledge institutes and research organisations; business and industry; government; superannuation and venture capital funds; and co-investment partners.
Reporting to the Board, the CEO will provide executive leadership, and strategic investment direction for the Fund. The CEO will be responsible for identifying opportunities, developing concepts and making them investment ready. The CEO will need strong knowledge of investment and asset management, extensive experience of equity management and start-ups, and an understanding of industry innovation and innovators.
This high-profile role will require substantial private and/or public sector experience in a senior leadership role, with a proven track record in delivering strong commercial outcomes and sustained performance. An understanding of global research, innovation and commercialisation as well as the local Victorian landscape will be highly regarded.
The role will also require meaningful experience building and leading teams and embedding a collaborative, purpose driven culture and management of financial and capital resources and organisational strategy to ensure the Fund grows and builds on its successes.
The CEO will have outstanding stakeholder management and communication skills and be an advocate and a thought leader to inspire and communicate a compelling vision for Breakthrough Victoria.
Odgers Berndtson is assisting Breakthrough Victoria with this appointment. For more information about this position or a confidential discussion please contact Caroline Dever on 0429 939 399 or Tom Mutch on 0449 818 492.
To apply, please visit https://www.odgers.com/83035. The closing date for applications is Friday 2 July 2021.
This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.
Please note that pre-employment screening will apply to this appointment. Employment of successful candidates will be subject to a National Police Check.

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