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Only one in ten UK IT Directors are women

Latest figures from the 2015 Women in IT Scorecard research, published today by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT and the Tech Partnership, show that just one in ten IT Directors are women. The Scorecard also reveals that only 17% of the 1.18m IT specialists working in the UK in 2014 are women. This compares with a figure… Read More »

New chair of Pharmacy and Public Health Forum

Public Health England announced thatr Councillor Jonathan McShane is the new Chair of the Pharmacy and Public Health Forum (PPHF). This follows on from Professor Richard Parish stepping down from the role at the end of last year (2014). The PPHF, accountable to PHE, is leading the way on further expanding pharmacy’s contribution to public health. It does… Read More »

Arm’s-length government confused, opaque and unaccountable, says PASC

In a report released Monday 10 November 2014, the Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) says the system of arms-length government – quangos and agencies – is still “confused and opaque” and lacks accountability, despite the government’s reforms. The Committee’s report describes an inconsistent and cluttered system of quangos, executive agencies and non-ministerial departments which is poorly understood even… Read More »

Business Secretary urges headhunters to seek out female talent

All executive search firms were today (30th November 2012)  urged by the Business Secretary, Vince Cable to publish the numbers of men versus women they place in senior positions. This emphasis on transparency will help highlight those firms that are going the extra mile to find high calibre female candidates and tackle gender imbalance in UK companies. Speaking… Read More »

Food Standards Agency appoints new expert member to the GACS

The Food Standards Agency today (30th October 2012) announced the appointment of  Professor Colin Dennis as an expert member and the reappointment of two existing members: Professor Janet Bainbridge (expert member) and Mrs Pamela Goldberg (lay member) to the General Advisory Committee on Science (GACS). Established in December 2007,  GACS provides independent advice on the Agency’s governance and… Read More »