Neil Carberry was appointed chief executive of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation in June 2018, having been managing director of the Confederation of British Industry, leading the CBI’s work on the labour market, skills, energy and infrastructure. In 1999, Carberry began his career in recruitment working for executive search firm Fraser Watson before earning a post-graduate degree in Human Resources at the London School of Economics and joining the CBI in 2004. He is a member of the council of the conciliation service ACAS and of the Low Pay Commission, where he helps guide pay policy in the UK.