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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The FRC has said that the investigation will 'consider, but not be restricted to, issues regarding misstated accounting balances'
Craig Maxwell joins the audit and assurance team in Scotland
Stephen Grayson to join the audit department in Manchester