Monday, 8 November 2010

UK: women on listed company boards

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills opened a call for evidence regarding the proportion of women on listed company boards last month (see here), as part of a review being undertaken for the Government by Lord Davies of Abersoch. A report in today's Guardian newspaper, available here, reproduces the following interesting comments of Lord Davies in a recent interview:

"There is a range of options. One of them is to bring in a direct quota or a timeline that leads to a quota. My view is that to say 20% of people on a board should be women is not enough. It has to be 30% to 40% to make a real change".

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