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Head of Corporate Governance


Abu Dhabi, UAE

Ref: GP186-4526

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Charterhouse is working with a high profile financial institution who is looking to hire a Head of Corporate Governance to play the lead role in relation to implementing, maintaining and developing a leading governance structure. The role will be based at the Abu Dhabi headquarters.

The role would be to work closely with the Group General Counsel, governance / legal team and broader business in relation to overseeing an effective governance framework. You will manage an existing governance team in the UAE and elsewhere in the banks international network.


The successful candidate should be a Corporate Governance specialist with c. 15 years + experience operating at a senior level within the financial services sector. The successful candidate should have experience relating to the board and executive level committees, involving advisory and consultative work. Experience at a bank or other financial institution in the UAE or high calibre candidates interested in relocating from the UK, Australia etc. are invited to apply. Competitive tax free remuneration and bonus available. Arabic language skills are not required.

About the Company

The Charterhouse brand and business was launched in Dubai and the Middle East in April 2004 by a team of international recruiters and management consultants, after its inception in Sydney, Australia in September 2003. Charterhouse Middle East is now positioned as the leading regional recruiter within its area of disciplines and functional markets.

Charterhouse offers professional and bespoke contingency and retained search services to all sectors of the market. Service quality is guaranteed, thanks to a particular focus on flexibility. Charterhouse was the first international search and selection business to establish Dubai as its base. The growth in the Middle East region has been mirrored by Charterhouse globally, with offices now in Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Hong Kong, Singapore, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.

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