Premier Marinas (posted for Wellcome Trust)
Premier Marinas, wholly owned by the Wellcome Trust, sought to appoint a Non-Executive Director to join the Board to help the organisation through its next phase of innovative and exciting growth. The successful candidate needed to have experience in digital (particularly in the application of technology in the consumer space) and guiding long-term strategic initiatives, plus a deep knowledge of and experience in relevant sectors such as consumer, leisure, hospitality or real estate.
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