Leading skills and recruitment company Investigo, which is part of The IN Group, has appointed industry veteran Derek Mackenzie as CEO of UK and Europe to lead its European expansion plans following the company’s rapid growth.
With the appointment of Mackenzie, Investigo plans to bolster its headcount to 300 staff over the next year, up from 220, as part of a continued global expansion. The company currently has eight offices across the UK and US, with plans to expand to Europe.
Mackenzie previously headed up the Technology and Transformation practice, growing the team from six to 75 staff across verticals including data, cyber and infrastructure.
Investigo delivers tailored talent solutions across over 20 specialisms for all business functions, including technology, accounting, procurement and more, providing senior consultants and leadership for companies such as National Highways, Mundipharma, International Airport Group and the London Stock Exchange.
Alongside his role at Investigo, Mackenzie has launched Campaign, the UK’s first peer-to-peer LGBTQ+ business network for the recruitment industry, promoting inclusivity across the sector as well as championing diversity policies within The IN Group.
Derek Mackenzie, CEO UK and Europe of Investigo, 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,” he added.
Nick Baxter, CEO of The IN Group, 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.”
Investigo is the recruitment practice of The IN Group, a talent solutions provider connecting skilled people with businesses in need of talent across the UK, Europe and US.