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Chief Executive Officer

Open For Business
United Kingdom
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Sep 8, 2022
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Open for Business

Appointment of Chief Executive Officer


Business action for LGBTQ+ inclusive societies.

Open For Business is a coalition of leading global companies dedicated to LGBTQ+ inclusion. Our task is to present the business rationale for global LGBTQ+ inclusion: successful, enterprising businesses thrive in diverse, inclusive societies and the spread of anti-LGBTQ+ policies runs counter to the interests of business and economic growth.

Open For Business seeks to leverage the influence of the private sector to advance LGBTQ+ rights. As an impact-focused organisation, it has three programmatic strands. First, the Research Programme presents ground-breaking analysis of the economic case for LGBTQ+ inclusion; second, the Global Influencer Programme raises awareness on high-profile global platforms; third, the Local Influencer Programme builds strong networks of local senior business leaders to advance inclusion in their societies – with teams working in the Caribbean, Central & Eastern Europe and East Africa, and currently rolling out in South East Asia.

Launched in September 2015, Open For Business has demonstrated it can have a real impact and play a unique role in helping to improve the lives of LGBTQ+ people around the world. We have a proven model, and we need to scale it. To do this, Open For Business is looking to recruit a Chief Executive Officer. We are looking for a leader who can grow the organisation, shape its future and amplify its impact. You will provide visionary and strategic leadership that accelerates the impact of Open For Business and engage with a wide range of partners globally.

This role offers a unique opportunity for an entrepreneurial leader with ambition, senior executive experience and an ability to engage effectively across sectors and cultures. You will bring:

  • A high level of commercial acumen and a successful track record of leading and managing organisational finances with an entrepreneurial mindset.
  • An inclusive and collaborative leadership style with the ability to inspire and manage staff.
  • Evidence of operating effectively across all sectors, developing new partnerships and strengthening existing ones.
  • An instinct for advocacy and a proven ability to mobilise impact.
  • A clear commitment to advancing LGBTQ+ inclusion and an understanding of the varied issues and challenges facing LGBTQ+ people globally.


To apply or to download further information on the required qualifications, skills and experience for the role, please visit quoting reference 6024.

The deadline for applications is 9am BST on Monday 22nd August 2022.

The salary for this role is £120,000. It is desirable that the Chief Executive be based in the UK with the right to live and work in the country, but Open For Business are willing to consider alternatives on a case by case basis.

Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. We are an equal opportunity organisation. The successful applicant will be hired based on merit – irrespective of gender, race or ethnicity, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability or socioeconomic background.


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