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John Bercow to give first Diversity UK lecture

Diversity UK is pleased to announce that we will be celebrating our 4th birthday with an inaugural lecture to be given by The Speaker of the House of Commons, The Right Hon. John Bercow, on 23rd November 2016. The Diversity UK lecture, in association with the Ethnic Minority Foundation, will highlight recent progress made by the home of… Read More »

Prime Minister Theresa May’s new Cabinet

Following Theresa May’s appointment as Prime Minister, the Queen has been pleased to approve the following ministerial appointments (see below). Theresa May’s new cabinet features more women than ever before with Amber Rudd becoming Home Secretary; Liz Truss the first female Lord Chancellor and Secretary for Justice; state school educated Justine Greening as Secretary of State for Education… Read More »

The Ethnicity Gap in UK Boardrooms

Research out today on the views of ethnic minority senior executives and board leaders on workplace barriers reveals bias is part of the cultural norm. The survey from Harvey Nash’s Engage network, representing leaders from all ethnic backgrounds, shows seven out of ten (71%) experienced ethnic discrimination in their career that has meant they have had to work… Read More »

3 New Board Members of the Horniman Museum

Culture Secretary, John Whittingdale, has appointed Caroline Cole, Surojit Ghosh and Nico Iacuzzi as Board Members of the Horniman Museum and Gardens for terms of four years each, commencing on 7 July 2016. Caroline Cole Caroline read architecture at New Hall, Cambridge and has worked both as a design consultant, and as a client commissioning design professionals, within… Read More »

‘Disquiet’ about public appointments proposals

The House of Commons Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee found ‘widespread disquiet’ about the proposals recommended in the Grimstone review of public appointments. The Grimstone proposals threaten to undermine, perhaps “weaken”, the basis of independent appointments and the safeguards built in by Lord Nolan. The report The Committee’s report presents evidence that the Grimstone proposals significantly weaken… Read More »

New review on women in senior leadership

A new review on women in senior leadership was announced by the government today (7th July 2016).  Sir Philip Hampton, Chair of GlaxoSmithKline and Dame Helen Alexander, Chair of UBM, will lead a team of influential leaders from a diverse range of industries from banking to engineering. They will undertake a new review on improving female representation in… Read More »