Specialist engineering and technology recruitment solutions business Gattaca has appointed a new CEO.

Kevin Freeguard will take up the position and join the board of directors with effect from 1st October 2018.

Freeguard brings a wealth of skills and experience from his most recent role at Verifone Systems Inc, where he was MD of UK and Ireland from 2014 to 2018.  

Prior to this, he was MD of the solutions division at De La Rue plc.

"I am delighted to be joining Gattaca at this time. The sourcing of talent is a critical and growing focus for all businesses,” Freeguard said.

“Gattaca's expertise in providing complete talent solutions both in the UK and internationally positions it well for the future.

“I am looking forward to developing the business further with the Board and the rest of the Gattaca team."

Chairman Patrick Shanley commented: "After an extensive search process, we are extremely pleased that Kevin is joining us as CEO.  

“Kevin is an experienced international executive who has successfully led businesses across a number of sectors in his career, including technology, manufacturing, financial services and outsourcing.

“He has a strong track record of business transformation, a proven ability to drive change and deliver value creation."