Kevin Green to step down as CEO of the REC

Kevin Green has been the REC's chief executive since 2008Richard Gardner/REX/Shutterstock
Kevin Green has been the REC's chief executive since 2008
Richard Gardner/REX/Shutterstock

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation has announced that its chief executive, Kevin Green, is to step down in 2018.

Green has been CEO of the recruitment trade body since 2008 and has decided to pursue a portfolio career of non-executive director roles and consultancy.

I wish the REC even more success in the years ahead because what we do matters, jobs really do transform lives” – Kevin Green, REC

Commenting on his resignation, REC chair Chris Moore said: “Kevin stewarded the REC safely through the financial crisis and led it to major successes with initiatives like the Good Recruitment Campaign and the creation of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals.

“He leaves the REC in a very strong position for future growth and exciting new developments. We are grateful for his hard work and passionate leadership both on behalf of the REC itself and as a champion for our industry.”

The organisation has already begun a search for its next chief executive “who will join us to lead the REC in its mission to build the best recruitment industry in the world, supporting members for many years to come”, he added.

Green joined the REC after a five-year stint as HR director of the Royal Mail, where he played a key role in improving its profitability and employee engagement.

He said his role at the REC had been a “fantastic experience”.

“I’ve enjoyed every day here, it’s truly been a privilege and an honour. However, all great things come to an end and the REC is well positioned with a great leadership team, a committed chair and a clear strategy,” he said.

“I will take many happy memories into the next chapter of my career. I am extremely grateful to the enthusiastic and energetic members and staff, and for the encouragement of the four chairs I have served alongside, all of whom have contributed enormously to making this job so enjoyable.

“The UK recruitment industry is in good health, we are bigger and better than ever before. I wish the REC even more success in the years ahead because what we do matters, jobs really do transform lives.”

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