March 26, 2015

Newton CEO Helena Morrissey on gender quotas and boardroom diversity

Helena Morrissey

Helena Morrissey CBE, CEO of Newton Investment Management, a subsidiary of BNY Mellon, recently spoke at a special CIPD event in the United Kingdom which launched new CIPD research focusing on the status of gender diversity in the boardroom and ways to achieve a step change in the proportion of women on boards, and into senior executive positions in particular.

The panel joining Helena included Jo Swinson MP, Minister for Business and Women & Equalities, Vicky Pryce, Ann Pickering, as well as the CIPD’s Public Policy Adviser for Diversity Dianah Worman and Chief Executive Peter Cheese, who debated the possibility of gender quotas for executive and non-executive roles as well as other initiatives for employers and policy makers in the pursuit of achieving better gender diversity.

To read some of Helena's remarks, click here.