Non-Executive Director, Chair of Audit Committee

UK Export Finance

Board meetings usually take place in Westminster, London SW1A

  • Location

    Board meetings usually take place in Westminster, London SW1A

  • Job type


  • Sector

    Central Government

  • Salary/Remuneration

    £25,000 per annum

  • Client

    UK Export Finance

Ref: GSe90246

International trade is a fundamental driver of economic growth. UK Export Finance (UKEF) is at the heart of the UK Export Strategy, which sets out Government support to help British businesses succeed in an overseas marketplace, driving sustainable growth in the UK and abroad. UKEF’s mission is to advance prosperity by ensuring no viable UK export fails for lack of finance or insurance, doing that sustainably and at no net cost to the taxpayer.

UKEF is the UK’s export credit agency, reporting into the Secretary of State for International Trade. We are strategically and operationally aligned with the Department for International Trade.  Founded in 1919 as the world’s first export credit agency, we have been innovating since day one, and now have over 100 years’ track record supporting UK exports.

We are now seeking a new Non-Executive Director, Chair of Audit Committee to join our Board. This non-executive board member will bring an external, independent, perspective to UKEF’s operations and as Audit Chair will build an open and effective relationship with key stakeholders such as the Chief Finance and Operating Officer, Audit Committee members, and external Auditors. Other roles of the Audit Chair will be to advise on financial reporting, governance, internal control and associated assurance. As well as chairing the Audit Committee you will be a member of the Risk Committee as well and can be a member of the Remuneration Committee. 

Successful candidates will have the credibility to advise the Board and key government stakeholders, based on private sector experience and expertise in key areas including trade and export finance. You will be either have experience as a non-executive member of an Audit Committee of a financial institution; or as a successful audit or senior finance professional from either a financial institution or an infrastructure finance and investment background, who has worked closely with Board Audit Committees. You will have excellent current knowledge and proficiency in accounting standards and how to apply them as well as excellent inter-personal skills and demonstrable capability to manage complex stakeholder relationships within a senior leadership context.

This role offers the right candidate an opportunity to be part of a global network connected to overseas markets, unlocking new opportunities for the country.

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Recruitment Table

Closing Date
23:55 - Monday 17 October 2022

Shortlist Meeting
Week commencing 14 November 2022

Final Panel Interviews
Week commencing 28 November and 5 December 2022

How to apply

To apply for this post, you will need to complete the online application process. This should be completed no later than 23:55 on Monday 17 October 2022.

You will be asked to submit the following:

1.  A CV setting out your career history, with key responsibilities and achievements. Please ensure you have provided reasons for any gaps within the last two years;

2.   A Statement of Suitability (no longer than three pages) explaining:

a.  Your motivation for applying for this role

b.  How you consider your personal skills, qualities and experience provide evidence of your suitability for the role, with particular reference to the criteria in the person specification;

3.  A completed Diversity Monitoring Form;

4.  A completed Conflict of Interests Form.

Failure to submit these documents will mean the panel only have limited information on which to assess your application against the criteria in the person specification.

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