Should a seat in the boardroom be based on merit…or gender?

Should companies make board appointments in the interests of shareholders, customers and employees … or in the name of political correctness?
Or is this a necessary way of correcting imbalances in the UK’s senior management structures?

Panellists:


Chair: Ruth Lea, Economist


Janice Atkinson, WomenOn.org, journalist


Godfrey Bloom MEP, member of Gender and Equality Committee, European Parliament


Dr Clare Gerada, Chairman of the Royal College of General Practitioners


Jo Fairley, founder, Green and Black’s chocolate


Professor Len Shackleton, Buckingham University and IEA Fellow