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Alumni Global
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Closing date
24 Nov 2023

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Private Sector
Job Type
Non Executive, Chair

Alumni Global are proud to support the unique and innovative collaboration of major partners within the city of Sheffield, including universities, the NHS, Sheffield City Council, and industry in the appointing of a new Chair to the Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park.

Set in the heart of South Yorkshire, the park is a major strategic investment site for the region, which creates over 5,000 high-value jobs and aids in shaping the future of wellbeing through preventative intervention, active lifestyles, and opportunities to thrive, while bringing regeneration to a major part of Sheffield.

Conceived in 2015, Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park are a leading life sciences park and have attracted over £100m of investment into worldclass research, education, and sports facilities, with the objective of delivering on the legacy from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games through the four themes of:

  • Community
  • Environment
  • Economy
  • Sport

With the upcoming retirement of the current postholder, Rt Hon Richard Caborn, Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park are looking for an ambitious, values-led, and inclusive leader to help take forward, as the next Chair. This next phase of there growth is highly exciting and includes developing the health and wellbeing innovation ecosystem which will see the successful candidate develop partnership working and build collaborative networks across complex systems, within the city, regionally and nationally, and infuse a positive approach to inclusive leadership and change.

The Park is looking for an exceptional leader, able to commit a minimum of two days per month, both in person and virtually, and who brings a track record of Board leadership and delivery along with a passion for creating social value and maximising the opportunities to improve the lives of people across South Yorkshire. The Chair will work closely with the Chief Executive and a small support team, and with strategic partners within Sheffield, the wider region and nationally.

Alumni Global are supporting this search as part of an innovative and inclusive social value programme, for a confidential informal discussion about the role  please contact Simon Green via Kelly Raymond at or Mobile +447842000262, or visit for more information.

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