Finance Director - York/Hybrid, PE backed with start up experience

05 February 20242024-02-05
North Yorkshire & North East
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Finance Director , £six figure salary , York/Hybrid

Greensphere excels in scaling engineered and nature based technological climate and biodiversity solutions to solve some of the biggest systemic risks facing our generation.  As the first fund manager to the UK Government’s Green Investment Bank, Greensphere has grown green and sustainable businesses in some of the most challenging environments for over a decade

In November 2023, Greensphere announced Gaia Sciences Innovation (“GSI”) Limited, a co-ordinated approach to becoming the leading asset manager in Nature Based Solutions Investments globally.  GSI has exclusive contracts with the UK’s leading bioscience institutes giving access to proprietary pipelines in technology spinouts and natural capital projects with superior risk-return characteristics

More recently, Greensphere Capital and RBG Kew announced GSI’s first investment, Kew REACH, a market leading science-driven, landscape-scale nature adviser. Kew REACH offers a holistic approach to nature restoration, enhancement, adaptation and creation. Based on RBG Kew’s deep experience in researching, managing, and enhancing landscapes, it is powered by Kew’s cutting-edge science, and knowhow.

Kew REACH offers full-service, end-to-end advisory from baselining and planning of habitats, implementation, and measurement to monitoring and calibration. It also provides support on supply-chain development for projects (e.g. advice on seed collection and seed banking for projects) to capability building (e.g. training and ongoing mentorship of project staff from local communities).

On the back of this investment we are now looking for an innovative Finance Director to lead GSI. You will be involved in all areas of financing, funding, cash flow management , leading the budget and reforecasting process, continuous improvement and process excellence.

This is a unique opportunity to join a business and build a business from its infancy. You will be a qualified accountant with experience in private equity businesses, VC/Fund experience.

The role can be hybrid with offices in York . Please call for a confidential discussion