Our clients will typically look to appoint an interim CEO or Managing Director to manage a transition period. These periods of transition can generally go one of two ways. Firstly, when change is required in an organisation to re-implement a strong strategic focus, and even if an interim leader may not see this through, they will play a very important role in stabilising things from a cultural and operational perspective. Secondly, it may be a shorter-term contract where the business is operating well, though as far as risk management goes, whilst going through a search for a new CEO, they will still appoint a strong leader.
Either way our interim CEO and MD roles play critical roles in the ongoing success of our clients. We look to work with people that can read a commercial environment very quickly and adjust things where necessary. Equally we also require people who display a high level of emotional intelligence to build strong effective relationships quickly, and not disturb existing practises or approaches where they are working well.
Most of our opportunities are within the high acuity hospital sector (public and private), though will also include roles in aged care, diagnostics, specialist day surgery providers and other related healthcare organisations. Experience in the industry is important most of the time for interim positions, though not all the time.
Such contracts typically range in length anywhere from 1 month to 12 month periods with flexibility by agreement to shorten or lengthen and as often as not leading to permanent placements.