New REC council members elected
Six members were elected to the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) council today at the organisation’s Annual General Meeting (AGM).
The four non-executive directors elected today to represent corporate members are: Gary Irvine, managing director, 4c Executive Search (re-elected), Aidan Anglin, director, DP Connect Ltd, Kathleen Smith, business services director, Serocor Group and Allena Clarke, operations manager, Westray Recruitment Consultants.
Non-executive directors Mark Edwards, operations director at Matchtech and Neeti Gupta, managing director, BD Consult (re-elected) have been elected to represent Institute of Recruitment Professionals (IRP) members.
REC chief executive, Kevin Green (pictured) said, “As the professional body for the industry in the UK the REC has achieved major success over the last year. In 2015 we helped more than 1,500 recruiters gain professional qualifications, we dealt with 42,000 queries via our contact centre, we hosted 39 sector meetings and webinars, and we published a multitude of guides and research designed to help recruiters do what they do best. Alongside this, during the last year we’ve launched Jobs transform lives, a new industry message which promotes the positive impact our members have on individuals, businesses and the economy.
“It’s also good news that the REC is financially strong so it can continue to support the industry. Since 2010 over £1 million has gone into reserves so that the REC has £1.6 million on its balance sheet, while also investing in improvements to member services. We are stewards of an important institution and we want the REC to thrive and fight for the industry for another 80 years and beyond.”
REC chair, Simon Noakes, said, “Our council is at the heart of these achievements and sets the strategic direction for our organisation on behalf of the industry. I’m delighted to welcome our new non-executive directors, all of whom bring the passion and experience needed to help us kick on and deliver even more value for REC members.”