One of your managers leaves and you don’t have a replacement yet. Or you have a new program, but not the person to lead it.
An interim manager can bridge the gap. Someone who has experience leading diverse teams. Who can dive in and go full speed ahead. Allowing you to find the right person for the longer term.
For IDH the Sustainable Trade Initiative, Miriam van Gool bridged such a gap. As interim director of the Initiative for Sustainable Landscapes, she helped set up this innovative program in 2014. The team invited organizations from all over the world to suggest landscapes based on a clear guidance memo. A Board was set up to ensure expert guidance. Landscapes were selected and scoping missions initiated, before hand-over to the new manager.