Neil Carberry became chief executive of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation in June 2018.

The REC has been vocal under Carberry’s leadership in the media and government, representing recruitment in the economic debate. He began his recruitment career with executive search firm Fraser Watson in 1999 before earning a post-graduate degree in HR at the London School of Economics and joining the Confederation of British Industry in 2004. He is a member of the council of the conciliation service ACAS and of the Low Pay Commission and an ambassador for British charity Astriid, which connects businesses with professionals who have long-term health problems but who still have many skills to offer.