Kevin Green, Chief Executive REC

Chief Executive, Recruitment and Employment Confederation

Kevin Green has been the Chief Executive of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation since 2008. The REC is the professional body for the UK’s £35.1 billion private recruitment industry.

Since arriving at the REC, Kevin has improved its offering to members including the introduction of account management and relaunch of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals. Kevin is also VP of World Employment Confederation the Global representative body for the recruitment industry. He chairs the national federations committee. During Kevin’s tenure at the REC the organisation has been recognised for its excellence in service provision and campaigns, winning over sixteen association awards including Trade Association of the year. Kevin also personally won the trade association leadership award.

Before starting at the REC, Kevin worked for the Royal Mail from 2003 to 2008. His last role was HR Director for Royal Mail Letters; where he was responsible for all people-related issues for the business with 165,000 employees. He was part of the leadership team which transformed the business from losing £1.5 million a day in 2003 to making over £600 million profit in 2007.

Prior to this, Kevin was Managing Director of Qtab, a successful strategic HR consultancy that specialised in assisting businesses to develop and implement their people strategies. His clients included Lloyds TSB, First Choice, Fuji, Orange and Unilever. He is a regular contributor to BBC Radio 5’s Wakeup to Money and Radio 4’s Today programme. 

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