Chris Moore elected Chair of the REC

The below is courtesy of the Recruitment & Employment Confederation

16 June 2017, London, UK – President of Group Operations at The 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 launched this week.

Chris Moore 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 appointment of seven new non-executive directors at the organisation’s AGM yesterday.

We also welcome on to our 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.

Notes to editors: 

  1. The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (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.
  2. More information about the REC Future of Jobs commission
  3. 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.
  4. 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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