President of Group Operations at Adecco Group UK and Ireland Chris Moore has been elected Chair of the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) council, replacing Simon Noakes.
Chris has worked in the industry for over 20 years, including eight years in senior leadership positions at the Adecco Group. Chris has been a member of the REC council since 2013, and is a member of the REC’s Future of Jobs Commission.
Commenting on his new position, Chris said: “I’ve been in recruitment for most of my working life and I’ve seen the REC grow in influence and importance to the industry. I’m delighted to have the opportunity to contribute to the REC vision, to help guide the organisation forward and to add value to members by providing strategic and tactical insight. I’m looking forward to working with the rest of the council, and with Kevin and his team to help our industry become even more successful.”
REC Chief Executive Kevin Green said: “The REC has worked with Chris for many years and we’re delighted to welcome him as our new chair. Chris is a proven operator, he knows the recruitment industry inside out, and we’re looking forward to benefitting from his experience.
“This is a very exciting time for the industry – we’re bigger than ever before and the value that recruiters bring to clients becomes even more important in the context of widespread skills shortages and economic uncertainty. As chair, Chis will play a central role in helping us take advantage of opportunities to demonstrate the important role our industry plays in the lives of individuals, for business and the wider economy.”
The election was the first act of the new REC council, following the recent appointment of seven new non-executive directors at the organisation’s AGM.
The REC has also welcomed onto its working board Sarah Thewlis, Managing Director of Thewlis Graham Associates, as Chair of Employment Policy Committee and Gary Irvine, Founder and Managing Director at 4c Executive Search, as Chair of Finance.