Chris Rigg joins NRG as CEO

NRG has announced the appointment of a new chief executive to lead the business. Taking over from current chief executive and founder Lorna Moran who moves into the role of chairman.

The announcement came as the group reported its latest annual results and predicted an upturn in demand as the economic recovery continues.

Lorna, who has led NRG for more than 30 years, predicted the company was well placed to benefit from the upturn in the economy with its new leadership team in place.

She said: “Chris brings a wealth of business experience to the role and the Board is confident that he and Managing Director Therese Liddle will drive NRG forward in the coming years.”

Chris joins NRG from Barclays, where he was responsible for working with many of the bank’s leading corporate clients. Prior to joining Barclays, Chris worked for Eaga plc where he fulfilled a number of roles including Group Corporate Finance Director and Managing Director of Eaga Clean Energy Limited. During his time at Eaga Chris was also responsible for leading the country’s largest and only multi-customer, PFI fundraising to support the installation of solar energy for domestic properties in the UK, which raised £300 million.

“Larger clients see a flexible workforce as a strategic requirement, not a cost saving exercise, and while the UK and indeed the global economy is emerging from recession they are likely to retain this strategy. However, when you outsource part of your workforce you need to have complete trust in your supplier’s processes and their values. We’ve been in this business for more than 30 years and our clients trust us not to cut corners in the recruitment process.

Therese Liddle, Managing Director, NRG comments “with Chris coming on board to join an already strong business, our whole team is looking to the future and our development of our services to clients and candidates.”