Non-Executive Director (ODI Sales)

Programme/ Department: Governance and Secretariat

Contract Type: Fixed Term

Salary: Voluntary

Location: Overseas Development Institute

Hours: N/A

Closing Date: 28 August 2020

Interview: TBC

Assessment: TBC

Non-Executive Director (ODI Sales)




Evidence. Ideas. Change.


ODI has been at the forefront of producing evidence, convening debate and promoting ideas to address global challenges for 60 years. We have been thought leaders, critical friends and policy advisers to governments, heads of state and international agencies, and agenda setters for global processes and changemakers.


ODI has a trading subsidiary, ODI Sales Limited, which exists to generate funds for the parent charity, and to carry out research on development and humanitarian issues where for tax, legal or commercial reasons this is better managed through the trading subsidiary. The turnover of ODI Sales in the last financial year was £7 million.



Key responsibilities:

  • Ensure ODI Sales’s financial and operational viability including review of financial statements and financial reports presented to the Board of Directors, and ensure that appropriate accounting procedures and controls are in place to safeguard ODI Sales’ assets;
  • Ensure that ODI Sales activity is undertaken in a tax compliant and efficient manner;
  • Ensure that ODI Sales has an appropriate risk management policy and processes in place;
  • Ensure that the relationship with ODI charity is appropriately managed and that decisions of ODI Sales are taken in the best interests of the company.




If you are interested in becoming a Non-Executive Director, please write by Friday 28th August 2020 to our Company Secretary, Teja Zbikowska at with:


  • your CV;
  • a personal statement setting out your motivation in applying for the role.


Expressions of interests are reviewed by the ODI Sales Board and feedback will be provided within 3 weeks of application. If you are shortlisted, you will be invited to an interview with the ODI Sales Board.

For more information please download appointment pack here.

If you have any enquires on any aspect of the appointment, please email Teja Zbikowska at

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