Employment Opportunities

Royal Institution of Australia – CEO

We are currently seeking a new CEO to lead us into the future

  • Lead an extraordinary organisation into the future
  • A strength of media and opportunity to diversify
  • Collaborate with a highly valuable Board of expert Directors

The Royal Institution of Australia is a national charitable institution with a mission to promote public awareness and understanding of all things science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Established in 2009, it is the only sister organisation of the prestigious Royal Institution of Great Britain (est 1799).

The organisation operates from The Science Exchange in Adelaide, South Australia, but boasts a substantial national and international audience for its activities.  After a highly successful and transformational 8 years at the helm, the organisation is now offering a strategic, passionate, commercial and above all innovative CEO the opportunity to take the business into the next phase of growth.

Coupled with the development of organisational strategy and implementation responsibilities, the CEO will hold full accountability for the day to day activities such as facilities management and operations relating to the venue itself, all education and outreach programs, marketing and policy.

The extensive media side of the organisation spans across both print and digital platforms that include Cosmos Magazine, Australia’s Science Channel, The Scinema film festival and The Ultimate Careers Guide.

Other commercial business opportunities exist and with a healthy board appetite to expand and diversify the business, the new CEO will seek to convert these opportunities and boost the profitability and brand awareness nationally.

The role will suit an entrepreneurial leader with a passion for science and a deliberate commitment to innovate and disrupt the norm and status quo.  You will enjoy the challenge of building and maintaining a high level of networks with key stakeholders and negotiating business activities that ultimately lead to commercial return profitability for the organisation.  You will have led suitably qualified teams of people and driven a high performance culture.  You will have run a successful business that is progressive and a leader in its field and demonstrated your capability to build and maintain key stakeholder relationships in both the private and public sectors.  This opportunity will reward a visionary and credible CEO and provide the rare and exciting prospect of making an impact on a global scale in an industry that is ever changing and evolving.

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