Improving Corporate Governance

‘The focus on making boards more gender representative has skewed the debate away from how we can get more people with a diversity of appropriate skills and experience onto boards,’ according to a recent report from Policy Exchange. The report, Board Rules: Improving Corporate Governance, suggests that instead of executive search firms expanding shortlists to include more women, attention should be on including people with different skills and experiences to those traditionally head-hunted. Engaging shareholders is another necessary step: shareholders should make up the majority of people on the committee responsible for appointing board members to improve performance, diversity and accountability of UK companies.

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