Challenge

Role: CEO

Wolrd Vision has a long and successful history in Ireland. The organisation , found itself in a difficult situation as it long serving CEO was retiring. Unsure of the market for executive talent and requiring a fully transparent process it was decided to engage RFC Executive to provide this expertise.

Process

RFC began by developing a through understanding of Wolrd Vision Ireland, its vision, corporate objectives, processes and staff. We met with the chairperson and other board members in order to review the current structures and process. RFC also reviewed the competitive landscape using its experience and contacts in the relevant corporate and not for profit organisations.

The findings of our context report suggested that the recession had placed a focus on fundraising and driven the pace of market evolution to a level seen largely outside of Ireland and more akin to the UK and USA. The impact of which was to alter the skill set required by the incoming CEO.

RFC advised on job and person specification, remuneration profile and sourcing and selection strategy. This was then agreed at board level.

RFC researched the entire Irish not for profit sector along with some of the UK and relevant corporate firms to prepare a target or long list of 100+ targets. Once this was reviewed with World Vision the short listing and initial interview selection process was conducted by RFC. This yielded a shortlist of four for first interview with the sub committee.

 

Result

Within the agreed timeframe of 12 weeks a new  CEO was found who matched the revised role criteria.

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