Consultation on gender diversity on boards

Close date: 29 July 2011

The Financial Reporting Council is consulting on whether or not the UK corporate governance code should be amended to help listed companies achieve more diverse and effective boards. The consultation document includes draft changes to the code and seeks views on when the changes should be implemented. The consultation is made in response to the review of gender diversity on the boards of listed companies conducted by Lord Davies in February 2011. Lord Davies recommended that the code should be amended to require listed companies to establish a policy on gender diversity.
Consultation document: Gender diversity on boards (PDF format, 127K) (on the Financial Reporting Council website)