Kevin Green


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

Before starting at the REC, Kevin worked for the Royal Mail from 2003 to 2008. His last role was HR Director for Royal Mail. Kevin was responsible for all people-related issues for a 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. His clients included Lloyds TSB, First Choice, Fuji, Orange and Unilever.

Since arriving at the REC, Kevin has improved its offering to members; this has included the introduction of account management, launched the Institute of Recruitment Professionals and developed a business support unit under the Academy for Business brand. During Kevin’s tenure at the REC it’s been recognised for its excellence in service provision and campaigns, winning over nine Trade Association and Member Awards.

Kevin has a Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel and is a Fellow of the CIPD and IRP. Kevin is a regular contributor to BBC radios 5’s Wakeup to Money and the Today programme. Kevin has also made many TV appearances on ITV, Channel 4, Sky and BBC news where he commentates on the UK labour market.