RecFest is excited to announce the first stage hosts for 2024. This year’s hosts are distinguished experts in the recruitment industry, bringing a wealth of knowledge, experience, and insight to the forefront of the festival.

Meet the Hosts:

  • Hung Lee, the curator behind the influential Recruiting Brainfood newsletter, is known for his deep insights into recruitment trends and strategies.
  • Nerida Rooney, a respected RL100 member, brings her extensive experience in recruitment, event hosting, and psychometric assessment to the stage.
  • Louise Triance, Managing Director at UK Recruiter, has been a cornerstone of the UK recruitment scene for over 25 years, offering unparalleled knowledge and networking through her comprehensive knowledge network.
  • Bertie Jenner, another esteemed RL100 member, is celebrated for her innovative approaches to talent leadership, focusing on candidate experience, diversity, equity, inclusion, and hiring efficiency.
  • Bill Boorman, founder of TRU, is a pioneer in recruitment thought leadership, known for his forward-thinking approaches to talent acquisition.
  • Clair Bush, a marketing and brand strategist with a track record of success across various sectors, currently serves as the Fractional CMO for Join Talent, among other roles.
  • Chad Sowash and Joel Cheesman, the dynamic duo behind the Chad & Cheese Podcast, bring their provocative and insightful commentary on HR to RecFest, backed by decades of experience in the recruitment industry.
  • Akbar Karenga, founder of Maarusi, specialises in building diverse, international teams in the tech industry, offering a global perspective on recruitment.

Plus; Chris Long, founder of Elev8, and Melanie Hayes, VP HR International at Aramark, along with Christine Ng, Head of Talent & People at Quantum Motion, round out the roster of hosts, each bringing their unique expertise and vision to the festival.

RecFest 2024 promises to be an incredible day, with our hosts set to guide attendees through a day filled with engaging discussions, challenging questions, and invaluable insights. Whether you’re looking to stay ahead of the latest trends, network with fellow professionals, or gain new perspectives on the recruitment landscape, RecFest is the place to be.

Join us for an unforgettable experience and the opportunity to learn from the best in the business. 

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