Allena ClarkeWestray Recruitment Consultants is thrilled to announce the election of Operations Director, Allena Clarke, to the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) council, as a Corporate Director. The elections were confirmed at the organisation’s Annual General Meeting, and the appointment will allow Allena to form part of a council of 24 non-executive directors to champion the industry.

The council plays a pivotal role in leading the REC’s work to improve professional standards within the recruitment sector. The directors are a dynamic group of individuals who are committed to both the organisation and the industry, with an unmatched level of professionalism.

Using online voting, 3.4% of recruitment businesses who are members of the REC, voted for their preferred candidates to fill corporate non-executive director positions on the board, and 4.9% of members of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals (IRP), voted for candidates to represent the IRP as individual non-executive directors.

As the only elected corporate member from the North East, Allena, alongside the REC, is determined to make businesses more successful by helping empower individuals to make important choices through their work.  The REC champions good recruitment and professional standards, and ensures member compliance for a stronger, well-respected industry.

Westray Recruitment Consultants, a Gold REC Audited consultancy, appointed Allena as Operations Director in 2015 due to her passion for the industry, and the service levels provided to both candidates and clients. Possessing thirty years recruitment expertise, she has a strong pedigree within the industry, further supported by a Masters Degree from the Durham Business School, in Enterprise Management.

Following the announcement of the elections today REC Chair Simon Noakes said:

“Our council is at the heart of all our achievements and sets the strategic direction for our organisation on behalf of the industry. I’m delighted to welcome our new non-executive directors, all of whom bring the passion and experience needed to help us kick on and deliver even more value for REC members.”

Commenting on her election Allena Clarke also states:

“I am more than delighted to have been appointed to the REC council.  Having been a long-standing member of theRecruitment & Employment Confederation, it is now an honour to be able to represent the industry and speak out for recruiters from a board level. As the Operations Director of an REC Audited Consultancy, and as a longstanding devout supporter of the ethics and best practice standards the REC stands for, I look forward to representing the corporate members moving forward.