The current 25-person REC Council serves as both a guide to the organisation’s work and its official Board of Directors. Under the new rules the Council will remain as a guide to REC work, but a new 11-member REC Board will take over formal Director duties and will hold the responsibility for ensuring the REC performs as a business. 

The new board will have a majority of elected REC members, with 6 seats, but it will also include four new Non-Executive Directors appointed from outside the industry to bring in different skills to support the REC to better serve recruiters.

Neil Carberry, Chief Executive of the REC, said:

“These changes to our governance will help focus the REC on better serving recruiters. The Council was right to propose them to members and I am glad that members supported them so wholeheartedly.

“The new Board will be able to dive deeper into the work we do, challenging me and our REC staff team. The Council will remain in place as a forum for a larger group of members to help shape our core work plan. The ability to bring a minority of Directors from outside the industry to the new Board, based on the skills they have, will help us to innovate.

“Making space for contributions from outside the industry is especially crucial given the economic challenges we all now face. The four new vacancies will bring fresh thinking on technology, inclusion and digital transformation as well as extra resource on financial planning and risk mitigation.

“We want applications from the widest possible pool of talent. A diverse board will give us the edge we need to lead an industry central to rebuilding the economy post pandemic.”

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