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Reactions to EU decision to drop plans for gender quotas

The EU commission has announced that it has dropped plans to introduce mandatory quotas for the number of women on company boards following heavy criticism from member states, orchestrated by Britain. Instead of imposing a 40% quota, which the original proposals had stated, the latest draft encourages companies to aim for that level of representation,…

Boards will need to recruit more from key management functions with existing gender diversity

Hedley May, the leading independent search firm, notes the publication of today’s interim progress report on the recommendations laid down by the Davies Review which aim to increase gender diversity at the board level of Britain’s biggest companies. It is encouraging to note that 25 of the 83 FTSE 100 board-level appointments made since February…