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Introducing our new CEO … Derek Mackenzie

​Investigo is delighted to announce that we’ve appointed Derek Mackenzie as our new CEO for the UK and Europe.

A leading expert in technology recruitment with over 25 years’ experience in the industry, Derek previously headed up our Technology and Transformation practice. In just under six years he grew the team from 25 to 75 people across specialisms including data, cyber and infrastructure, helping to establish Investigo as a market leader in this field.

With Derek’s appointment, we’re planning to increase our headcount from 220 to 300 people over the next year, as part of our continued global expansion. We currently have eight offices across the UK and US, with plans to extend our offering in Europe.

As if Derek hasn’t already been busy enough this year, in January he launched Campaign, the UK’s first LGBTQ+ business network for the recruitment industry, promoting inclusivity across recruitment as well as championing 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 became CEO on 1st July, taking up the reigns 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.”

It’s so exciting to have Derek at the helm as we head into a new period of growth and we’re all looking forward to what the future will bring.

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