One of the leading membership bodies for the UK’s professional contracting community, the PCG, has appointed a new chief executive officer.
Chris Bryce, a long-standing PCG member and a seasoned professional contractor with years of freelance experience in the City, has now formally taken on the role after acting as interim CEO for six months. Prior to this, he had been elected by the membership as the PCG’s chairman.
Mr Bryce was invited to apply for the post by the organisation’s board. The PCG’s new chairman, Julie Stewart, said that he had “done an exceptional job as interim CEO” and was considered throughout the rigorous selection process as “clearly the outstanding candidate”.
During his stint as interim CEO, Ms Stewart said, Mr Bryce had cultivated exceptionally good working relationships with staff and had accrued outstanding skills and experience through many years of working as a freelancer in the City. He impressed the interview panel with his thorough understanding of the PCG’s history and its membership, she continued, assuring the panel that he was the right person for the job.
Upon taking the helm, Mr Bryce said: “Our unique and important way of working is in my blood and I am committed to ensuring that the ‘voice of freelancing’ is heard loud and clear from Fleet Street through to the Houses of Parliament. PCG has come a long way in the fourteen years of its existence. The number of people opting to join the ranks of freelancing grows at an incredible rate and our members want to be part of a vibrant and visionary organisation that is dedicated to them and the issues they face.”