PracticeAuditHewitt ignores calls for women on reform board

Hewitt ignores calls for women on reform board

Trade and industry secretary Patricia Hewitt has brushed off pressure in the Commons to ensure women are appointed to the implementation unit on audit and accounting reforms.

Link: Few women among FTSE 100 executives

She told Labour MP Sylvia Hermon the government was keen to promote meritocracy and diversity and all board positions in the new structure of the Financial Reporting Council, incorporating the responsibilities of the current Accountancy Foundation, would be advertised.

She went no further than to say those responsible for board appointments would be able to consider suitable women candidates.

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