The female FTSE Board Report 2015 – Putting the UK progress into global perspective.

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The female FTSE Board Report 2015 – Putting the UK progress into global perspective.

On the 25th of March, Christine de Largy, Managing Director at Impact Executives and Chair of the UK Board Practice for Harvey Nash group, attended the female FTSE Board Report 2015 – Putting the UK progress into global perspective sponsored by Barclays Bank Plc featuring research by Cranfield international centre for women leaders.

Speaker Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable, MP – Introduced by Sir David Walker, Chair at Barclays Bank

Rt Hon Nicky Morgan, MP – Education secretary and minister for women and equalities. 

Professor Susan Vinnicombe CBE, Canfield University.

The focus now needs to be not on the Chairs but on the CEO to build the pipeline of talent. If they do not have a fair representation of women on the executive board they are not doing a good job. The forces of inertia are great and have to keep up the focus.

But at the same time we need to look at society as a whole. At schools it is predictable that the first child to ask a question of Nicky Morgan, is from a boy. We must change the way girls are socialised as they grow up.

Having men champion this initiative is vital as it will help make this a main stream issue, not a women’s issue.


Christine de Largy, Managing Director of Impact Executives, experts in interim management, is passionate about the digital transformation of consumer businesses. She hosts a retail forum to facilitate debate around the issues retail businesses today face and also sits on the management and advisory boards of IORMA, the International Omni-channel Retail Markets Association.


About Impact Executives Ltd Impact Executives is a leading interim management provider to organisations of every size in the UK and internationally. Originally formed as a specialist practice within PA Consulting Group, over the past 25 years Impact Executives has helped over 2000 companies, including more than two-thirds of the FTSE 250 – find the very best executive interim management talent.

Clients choose to work in partnership with Impact Executives because of our proven ability to offer immediate solutions to improve their organisation’s performance through identifying skills-gaps, business process reengineering (BPR), turnaround, restructure and growth.

With offices covering the UK, the Nordics, Europe, Asia Pacific and North America, Impact Executives is part of the global recruitment specialist Harvey Nash Group plc. Over the past 20 years we have given clients and interim managers the confidence that we have the resources, expertise and focus to deliver results – fast.

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