New REC council members elected

Filed under Press release

Wednesday, 13 June 2018


The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) council election results were announced at the Annual General Meeting today.


Using online voting, 5 per cent of recruitment businesses in REC membership voted for heir preferred candidates to fill the corporate positions on the board. There was no election required for individual director positions, due to insufficient candidates.


The four corporate members elected today are:


·        Jessica Williams (Founder, Sidekicks)                      

·        Jacqueline Hilton (Managing Director,Fidelis Partners)                   

·        Tim Jacob (Group Commercial Director,The Rethink Group)                    

·        Gary Wilson (Chairman, Essential Recruitment)                  


The one individual members elected today is:


·        Louise Hewett (Managing Director, Hewett Recruitment)


REC acting chief executive David Vallance said:


“I am delighted to welcome our newly elected council members for 2018. This is a very exciting time for the recruitment industry – we’re bigger than ever before and the value that recruiters bring to clients becomes even more important in the context of wide spread skills shortages and economic uncertainty. It’s also an exciting time for the REC with our new CEO Neil Carberry joining us later this month”.


“We want our industry to lead on the issues that drive the jobs market, and the REC council will play a vital role in helping us to drive the profile and reputation of our industry.


“We know that jobs transform lives, and with the strategic direction from today’s successful candidates all of whom will bring a wealth of experience and passion to their new roles - will help us do more for our members”.




Notes to editors:


  1. The REC council consists of up to 17 directors who are representatives of corporate members and up to seven directors who are representatives of individual members of the IRP, appointed either by the membership at the Annual General Meeting of the REC or by the council itself during the course of the year as vacancies arise. One quarter of the directors will stand down each year at the AGM, and any member can be nominated for election, in accordance with the articles.


  1. For more information, contact the REC Press Office on 0207 009 2157/2192 or An ISDN line is available for interviews on 0207 021 0584.


  1. The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) is the professional body for the recruitment industry. The REC represents 3,506 corporate members who have branches across all regions of the UK. In addition, the REC represents 4,744 individual members within the Institute of Recruitment Professionals (IRP). All members must abide by a code of professional practice. Above all, the REC is committed to raising standards and highlighting excellence throughout the industry. Find out more on  


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