Published on 29th September 2020
Brussels, 29 September 2020 – Members of the World Employment Confederation (WEC) significantly renewed their Board during the General Assembly organised on September 29th, 2020. Bettina Schaller, Head Global Public Affairs at The Adecco Group, has been elected as the new President. As Board member and President of the European regional organisation since 2017 and with a ten-year involvement in the governance of the World Employment Confederation, she brings a strong knowledge of the organisation’s membership, mission and potential for future developments.
“I am thrilled to take the helm of the organisation at a moment where the world of work is reinventing itself,” reacts Schaller. “The private employment services sector has a key role to play in shaping future employment policies and as the voice of the industry, the World Employment Confederation is a trusted partner for policymakers, workers and businesses in building the new normal.”
WEC’s leadership is further strengthened by the election of two new Vice-Presidents. John Healy, Vice-President & Managing Director of the Office of the Future of Work at Kelly, and Charles Cameron, CEO of RCSA, the Recruitment, Consulting and Staffing Association of Australia & New Zealand. Both Healy and Cameron also demonstrate experience in WEC’s governance. Healy was chairman of the Corporate Members Committee and Board member since 2019. Cameron chaired the National Federations Committee and has been sitting on WEC’s Board since 2016.
“The broadening scope of HR services, digital disruption, and most recently the global pandemic are creating both challenges and opportunities for our sector and I believe that the World Employment Confederation can offer significant support to its members working to grow their business and be recognised as global leaders in the transformation of this new world of work,” John Healy declares.
“I am particularly excited about entrenching our global reach and influence through the empowerment of our members. I want to continue supporting them in building their capacity and maintaining the highest quality standards, as I am convinced that the future of work will become more reliant upon trustful labour market intermediaries,” Charles Cameron adds.
Schaller succeeds Annemarie Muntz, Managing Director Global Public Affairs at Randstad, who has served as WEC’s President for the past six years. Outgoing Vice-President Hans Leentjes, President for Northern Europe at ManpowerGroup, is also leaving his position after a similar term. Both were not standing for their re-election.
WEC’s Board is further renewed by the election of ten new members:
Miguel Garcia, President of ACOSET (national federation of Colombia) has been re-elected as regional representative for the Latin American region.
“Our new Board – and especially our leadership – truly represents WEC’s membership, balancing interests from all regions of the world and from our two types of members” says Denis Pennel, Managing Director of the World Employment Confederation. “We have a strong team to steer our organisation and its members through the reinvention of the private employment services sector.