Neil Carberry to head up REC

Neil Carberry joins the REC after 14 years at the CBI

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has appointed Neil Carberry as its new chief executive, following the recent departure of Kevin Green.

Carberry, who will take up the role on 25 June 2018, is currently managing director for labour market, skills, energy and infrastructure at the CBI, where he has worked since 2004.

Technological innovation, changing demographics, the need to improve social mobility and Brexit will all have huge effects on our sector and the wider economy in the years to come” – Neil Carberry

REC chair Chris Moore said: “It is important to us that our new CEO has a broad awareness of the regulations impacting our industry, a deep understanding of what success looks like in a membership organisation, a genuine passion for our sector, and an appetite for delivering operational excellence.

“Neil impressed the selection panel with his wealth of relevant experience against these criteria, the clarity of his aspirations for the REC, and his natural alignment with our ambitions for the future. I am delighted that Neil will be joining us here at the REC and we all look forward to welcoming him into our organisation, and back into our industry.”

Carberry began his career in recruitment, working for a small search firm in the financial services sector, before doing a post-graduate degree in HR at LSE. He is a member of the Acas council and of the Low Pay Commission.

Carberry said he was excited to lead the REC and its membership body, the Institute of Recruitment Professionals (IRP). “As someone who started their career in recruitment, I know the value the sector brings, and how important it is that our members can look to the REC for support,” he said.

“Technological innovation, changing demographics, the need to improve social mobility and Brexit will all have huge effects on our sector and the wider economy in the years to come, and I want members of REC and the IRP to be able to rely on a vigorous and renewed organisation that is always in their corner.”

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