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Wednesday 14 November 2012

IMA WELCOMES MOVE AWAY FROM QUOTAS FOR WOMEN ON BOARDS

Commenting on the European Commission’s proposals for a 40% objective to improve female representation on company boards, Liz Murrall, IMA Director of Corporate Governance and Reporting said:

“It is sensible that today’s proposals no longer recommend implementing quotas. Board appointments should be on merit and not to fill quotas.

“A board must be the best fit for the company and a diverse board is more likely to be more challenging and open to new ideas, but diversity goes further than gender in that boards need a mix of skills and experience and at times nationalities.”

-ENDS-

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