Kevin has been the Chief Executive of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation since June 2008. The REC is the professional body for the UK’s £28.7bn private recruitment industry. Kevin is also VP of Ciett, the global representative body for the recruitment industry, where he chairs the National Federations Committee.
He has focused on improving the REC’s offering to members – introducing account management, and establishing the Institute of Recruitment Professionals. The organisation has been recognised for its excellence in service provision and campaigns, winning over nine association awards, as well Kevin personally winning the trade association leadership award.
Before starting at the REC, Kevin worked for 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 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. Kevin has a Postgraduate Diploma in Personnel and is a Fellow of the CIPD and IRP.