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A Non-Executive Director (Non-Exec) is required for CentralNic Group plc, an AIM listed growth company with expected revenues of $380m for 2021 and Market Cap of £340m. CentralNic supplies the tools for businesses to get online and to earn revenues online: domain names, hosting, websites, brand protection, online marketing and monetisation services. They have a global customer-base, with operations based in Germany, Poland, and Australasia, with corporate headquarters in London.

We are looking for diverse candidates, ideally with a tech, media, advertising &/or marketing technology background, who can demonstrate a successful track record as Director of a company which will have grown from £500m to £1b+ mkt cap.

Board meetings are held ten times a year and are held virtually and in London. The time requirement will be 1-2 days per month covering formal and informal time initially, more during induction.  The Non-Exec will ideally be qualified to participate in and eventually Chair the Audit Committee, so a formal financial qualification or equivalent experience is necessary.

Remuneration is £45k pa with equity options potentially available to discuss on appointment.

Business Concept

  • CentralNic develops, owns and manages proprietary software platforms for the global distribution of online services to SMBs, enterprise customers and governments around the world, including domain names, hosting, websites, traffic monetisation services and online marketing services.
  • CentralNic has an organic growth rate of 29% driven largely by its Adtech business PubTonic, which allows Google advertisers to acquire traffic from Facebook, Bing and other walled gardens and earns revenues based on arbitrage. This is underpinned by a hugely predictable subscription business selling domain names, principally to retailers of online services including GoDaddy, Google, etc. 
  • CentralNic Group has historically achieved over 75% CAGR through organic growth and acquisitions, and it continues to be focussed on rapid growth, targeting $1 billion in revenues and market capitalisation in the next few years.
  • CentralNic is an ambitious company that has a truly global perspective, with offices in ten countries and customers in almost every country in the world. It is a member of the World Economic Forum and the United Nations’ ITU. It is dedicated to ESG principles, the values of Ownership, Impact and Collaboration, and to building a better digital economy.

 Non-Exec Director Requirements/Criteria

  • Quoted Company Executive or Non-Executive Director.
  • Essential to have tech, media, advertising or marketing technology experience (eg Google, Facebook, Omnicom, WPP).
  • Able to demonstrate success in growth company with at least a £500m market cap.
  • Must be entrepreneurial and ambitious with sound commercial acumen.
  • Able to offer guidance on strategy and see the risks and opportunities for the business, based on relevant experience, expertise and network.
  • Opportunity to join and potentially Chair the Audit Committee - a financial certification or equivalent experience is required.
  • You should have enough time availability to make an effective contribution.

Time commitment is 1-2 days per month for Board meetings, initially more during induction. Board meetings are held ten times a year and are held virtually and in London. Remuneration will be £45k per annum.

Closing date for applications: Friday, 17th December 2021

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