New appointments for the BBC Board

The BBC has announced five new non-executive directors to its board: Simon Burke, Tanni Grey-Thompson, Ian Hargreaves, Tom Ilube and Nicholas Serota. The BBC executives joining Tony Hall, Director-General, on the Board are Anne Bulford, Ken MacQuarrie and Tim Davie. Under the terms of the BBC Royal Charter, appointment of the BBC Chair and members is made by… Read More »

FTSE 350 urged to improve diversity

Business Minister Margot James has written to the chief executives of all FTSE 350 companies urging them to improve diversity and inclusion in the workplace. In her letter, she called on the UK’s largest companies to take up key recommendations from the Baroness Ruby McGregor-Smith Review into black and ethnic minority progression in the workplace, including: publishing a… Read More »

Reappointment at Competition Authority

The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Greg Clark, has reappointed David Currie as Chairman of the Board of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). David Currie was first appointed Chairman of the CMA on 1 October 2013. His reappointment commences on 3 September 2017 for a further 2 years. Remuneration for the role is… Read More »

Andrew Thompson appointed CEO of AHRC

Professor Andrew Thompson has been appointed Chief Executive of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) following a term as interim chief, Science Minister Jo Johnson confirmed today. Professor Thompson will also transition to become the first Executive Chair of AHRC upon the creation of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) in April 2018, subject to Parliamentary approval of… Read More »

10 New Members for Competition Tribunal

The Minister for Competition, Margot James MP has appointed 10 new members to the Tribunal’s panel of ordinary members. The Tribunal is a specialist judicial body with cross-disciplinary expertise in law, economics, business and accountancy. Under UK law, the function of the Tribunal is to hear and decide appeals and other applications or claims involving competition or economic… Read More »

PAWA celebrates International Women’s Day

The Pan Asian Women’s Association (PAWA) celebrated International Women’s Day 2017 with a “Ties that bind Women from East to West” event at the University Women’s Club, London. Held in association with the Hermann Gundert Society, the conference heard debates on ‘Women in the Workplace’, ‘Radicalisation of Women’ and on the issue of ‘Women’s Voices. Chaired by Dr… Read More »

Support for women in Spring Budget 2017

On International Women’s Day Chancellor, Phillip Hammond, announced investment that supports women and backs gender equality. This includes £20 million for organisations that tackle domestic violence and abuse, as announced by the Prime Minister this morning; £5 million fund to celebrate 100 years of voting rights for women and a A further £5 million fund will be made… Read More »