The Intellectual Property Regulation Board (IPReg) is the independent regulatory body for Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys, regulating over 2,900 attorneys and more than 230 entities providing intellectual property services. IPReg was set up in 2010 by the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) and the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA) and its role is to regulate in the public interest by ensuring that the highest standards of professional conduct are maintained.
IPReg is now seeking to appoint a resilient lay Chair who will work with the Board and the Executive, to lead the organisation through a time of rapid change for IPReg and, more broadly, in the legal services market and its regulation.
This is a critical and high-profile leadership role and the Chair will play a significant part in determining IPReg’s strategic direction, ensuring that it is well placed to deliver its regulatory responsibilities within a challenging regulatory and market context. You will provide decisive leadership and vision, ensure that robust governance arrangements are in place and will work with the Executive to ensure that the organisation operates effectively. A key element of the role will be managing the complex and unique relationship with CIPA and CITMA, whilst ensuring that IPReg regulates independently of both organisations. As an ambassador and advocate for IPReg, you will ensure that it builds and maintains a strong presence in the legal services sector and a key aspect of the role will be the development and maintenance of high-value stakeholder relationships across and beyond the professions it regulates.
The successful candidate will be politically astute, with a successful track record of senior leadership, gained within a regulatory organisation. With outstanding communication and relationship skills, you will bring a collaborative and diplomatic approach to stakeholder engagement, demonstrable experience of working with and influencing boards and working within complex governance environments. Whilst not necessarily a current Chair, you must be able to provide evidence of your ability to chair and will already have a strong track record of non-executive board appointments, gained ideally in a national context. You will have an understanding of public interest regulation and consumer protection, together with an awareness of the commercial and economic aspects of the legal services market.
Time commitment and remuneration for the Chair is expected to be a minimum of 50 days and £34,050 per year. A daily rate of £681 will be paid for additional days.
To be eligible for this role you must not have practised as a lawyer.
For further details about the role please click on the Apply Now button below and for a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultants Katrina Paget or Matt Malone 0207 426 3994
Closing date: 5pm Friday 25 May 2018