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REC Pays Tribute to Former CEO

We are sad to announce that Marcia Roberts, the former CEO of the REC, has died following a long and courageous battle with illness.

Marcia worked at the REC from 2000 to 2007. She started in the role of Director of External Relations before becoming Deputy CEO and then Chief Executive. Marcia was awarded an MBE in the 2009 New Years Honour list for her tireless work on behalf of the recruitment industry and championing diversity. She will be sorely missed by all that worked with her.

Marcia was a strong advocate of the recruitment industry and its ability to positively change peoples lives.

Angela Masters, REC Chair, said:
Marcia was a champion of our industry, a great leader and an inspiration to members and the staff at the REC. I enjoyed her company and came to consider her a good friend.

Gary Irvine, former REC Chair, added:
It was a pleasure to work closely with Marcia during my time as chair of the REC. As well as her drive and vision, she will also be remembered for her empathy and kindness.

Judith Armatage, the RECs Director of Professional Development said:
Marcia was a pleasure to work with and for. She had a wonderful sense of humour that could inspire those she worked with. She became a friend as well as a colleague she made a significant contribution to improving our industry.
At a later date, the REC will find an appropriate way of celebrating Marcias her life. Our thoughts at this time are with Marcias family.

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