Category Archives: Executive Appointments

Top salaries call into question BBC’s PSB remit

The BBC today (19th July 2017) published its annual report which shows that despite increased competition and changes in technology the BBC continues to reach 95% of the UK adults each week. As part of the publication, the BBC has disclosed the amounts paid to staff and talent over £150,000 from the licence fee in the last financial… 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 »

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 »

UK Export Finance appoints Bhaskar Dasgupta

Bhaskar Dasgupta has joined UK Export Finance (UKEF), the UK’s export credit agency (ECA), as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO), it was announced today (26th October 2016). As UKEF’s COO, Bhaskar will lead UKEF’s operations and business management, technology, operational risk, directing digital transformation and change programmes. He will also be responsible for developing and delivering UKEF’s… 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 »

New Charter to improve gender diversity in the City

Leading banks will sign up to a new government charter designed to improve gender diversity in senior positions within the sector. The charter is being launched today (22nd March 2016) and sets out how to implement the recommendations of ‘Empowering Productivity: harnessing the talents of women in financial services’, the review undertaken by Jayne-Anne Gadhia, the Chief Executive… Read More »

CBI calls for new 25% target for female executives

In her first keynote speech on diversity, CBI Director-General Carolyn Fairbairn will underline the importance of unlocking female talent to UK economic prosperity and call on the successor body to the Davies Review to consider a new 25% voluntary, business-led target for female senior executives in major UK companies. She will call on the Review to look at… Read More »

David Lammy MP speaks to the Engage Network

David Lammy MP addressed the predominantly BAME executives at the Harvey Nash Engage Network on 5th November 2015 in London. Peter Reichwald, Director of Board Practice and Founder of the Engage Network welcomed more than 100 guests to the event and hosted the Q&A with David Lammy. Guests also heard from Christine de Largy, Chair of UK Practice… Read More »

WEP fundraiser to field London Mayoral Candidate

The Women’s Equality Party (WEP), which today announced its first set of policies to fulfil its remit of bringing about equality for women, hosted a fundraiser on 20th October 2015 to help it achieve its aims. It plans to field candidates for the Greater London Assembly elections, Wales Assembly and Scottish Parliament and possibly the London Mayoral election… Read More »

Women’s Equality Party backs boardroom quotas

The Women’s Equality Party (WEP) today (20th October 2015) announced its first set of policies to fulfil its remit of bringing about equality for women. Among the most controversial measures are significantly more investment in childcare for all children at the end of parental leave at nine months, to be paid for by a single rate of tax… Read More »