Mr. John Stanhope

Mandatory Gender Quota Legislation is not the Way to Go

Diversity on Boards start with the need for diversity of views. It will be argued that avoiding group think is best dealt with by such diversity. Getting the diversity on Boards must be driven from the top, in particular by the Chair of the Board.

It will be contended that mandating gender quotas by way of legislation is not the way to go. In fact, such legislation may be considered to be offensive by those who currently are not well represented on company boards.