REC announces Kevin Green will be stepping down as CEO in 2018

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Monday, 06 November 2017

REC chief executive Kevin Green has tendered his resignation and will be leaving the organisation in 2018. REC chair Chris Moore says:


“I regret to announce that Kevin Green will be leaving the Recruitment & Employment Confederation in spring. Kevin has been our chief executive since 2008 and has decided the time is right for him to move on to pursue a portfolio career of non-executive director roles and consultancy.


“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. 


“We have already begun the targeted search for the 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.”


Kevin Green says:


“Being the REC’s chief executive has 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. 


“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.”



Notes to editors:


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.

2. Jobs transform lives, which is why we are building the best recruitment industry in the world. As the professional body for recruitment we’re determined to make businesses more successful by helping them secure the people they need. We are absolutely passionate and totally committed in this pursuit for recruiters, employers, and the people they hire. Find out more about the Recruitment & Employment Confederation at

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