written by Alex Alex Voskou
Our recruitment brand Investigo has appointed Derek Mackenzie as its new CEO for the UK and Europe.
With over 25 years’ experience in the industry, Derek’s a leading expert in technology recruitment, previously heading up Investigo’s Technology and Transformation practice. As well as expanding into specialisms including data, cyber and infrastructure, he has helped to establish Investigo as a market leader in this field, in the process expanding the team from 25 to 75 people.
One of the first items on Derek’s agenda will be to oversee Investigo’s continued global expansion plans. There are currently eight Investigo offices across the UK and US, with plans to extend its offering in Europe. As part of this, they plan to bolster their headcount from 220 to 300 people over the next year.
Alongside his role at Investigo, Derek launched Campaign, the UK’s first LGBTQ+ business network for the recruitment industry, at the start of 2023. As well as promoting inclusivity across recruitment, Derek is using Campaign to champion diversity policies within The IN Group.
Derek said: “It’s a really exciting time at Investigo as we continue to expand our recruitment practice across geographies and specialisms. The rapid development of emerging technologies is transforming the way that businesses are operating in all facets, requiring diverse minds and technically skilled staff to help organisations maintain a competitive edge. We have ambitious plans to scale our services and consultancy to better support our customers by recruiting excellent individuals that make a huge positive impact.”
Derek has taken up the CEO role from Nick Baxter, who is now CEO of The IN Group. Nick said: “We’re delighted to appoint Derek to lead the Investigo division at an important stage in our growth journey. Derek understands the importance of great culture, expertise and most importantly the greatness of people, making him the perfect person to head up our recruitment practice. We remain committed to providing first-class talent solutions to our customers which will be further elevated by Derek’s appointment.”
We’re all excited to have Derek leading our recruitment business into a new period of growth and we look forward to watching Investigo enter new markets and geographies in the months ahead.
If you’re looking to make a fantastic new hire for your organisation or you’re looking for your next exciting role, get in touch with the Investigo team now.