Simpler company reporting to focus on transparency and gender balance

Following recommendations from Lord Davies’ review of Women on Boards, quoted companies will also in future be required to report on the number of women and men within the organisation, both overall and in senior executive positions. This will allow investors to identify gender imbalances and help companies address talent blockages. Measures to improve the quality of narrative… Read More »

Big Lottery Fund Board Members appointed

The Minister for the Cabinet Office Francis Maude has appointed Astrid Bonfield, Chief Executive of The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust, and Tony Burton, former Director of Policy and Communications at the Design Council, to the Board of the Big Lottery Fund. Both new Board members have extensive track records working with the voluntary sector and will bring… Read More »

Marjorie Scardino to step down as Pearson’s CEO

Pearson today (October 03, 2012) announced that Marjorie Scardino has decided to step down as Pearson’s chief executive at the end of 2012. John Fallon will succeed her as chief executive on 1 January 2013, and joins the Pearson board with immediate effect. Marjorie Scardino joined Pearson as chief executive on 1 January 1997. Over the past 16… Read More »

Baroness O’Neill: Preferred Candidate as New Chair of the EHRC

Following a recruitment process, Cambridge academic, Baroness Onora O’Neill of Bengarve, has been selected as the Government’s preferred candidate for appointment to the role of Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC). Subject to pre-appointment scrutiny, the preferred candidate would dedicate up to 2 days per week to the role, at a pro-rated salary of £130K.… Read More »

7 new Board Members at UKTI

UK  Trade & Investment (UKTI) has appointed seven new board members as the Government’s international business development body reorganises itself in the drive to double exports to £1 trillion a year by 2020. Crispin Simon, Sandra Rogers and Jon Harding OBE join in the roles of managing director of trade development, managing director of marketing and communications, and… Read More »

CEO appointed at UK Green Investment Bank

Business Secretary Vince Cable announced yesterday the latest executives to join the UK Green Investment Bank (UK GIB). Shaun Kingsbury has been appointed as the Chief Executive. He joins the UK GIB from the private equity firm Hudson Clean Energy Partners where he was responsible for its European activities. He will work alongside the Chair Lord Smith of… Read More »

2 Women NEDs appointed to NHS Trust Development Authority.

Christine Beasley and Sarah Harkness  have been confirmed as Non-Executive Directors of the NHS Trust Development Authority. Ms Beasley will chair the Appointments Committee and Ms Harkness will chair the Audit and Risk Committee. They will join the NHS Trust Development Authority, the organisation that will help NHS Trusts secure sustainable, high quality services for the patients and… Read More »