Director at PSD was invited by Nicola Crawford, Chair of the Institute of Risk
Management, to attend a roundtable discussion on gender diversity.
A selection of senior risk professionals from different sectors and
countries joined to discuss whether there is a gender diversity issue in the
risk management profession, and whether it has an impact on risk management
Hosted by Old Mutual Wealth Management, the topic created a
lively debate with varying opinions based on the views and experiences of the
attendees. Gail was able to provide the recruitment perspective, with her
experience of clients having differing expectations towards gender diversity
and how this can influence the recruitment process. While some companies
don't acknowledge the gender diversity issue, many banks do and request 50/50
gender diversification in shortlists for senior hires.
were in agreement that having a diverse workforce is good for business, and
that effective risk management requires effective challenge which can only be
achieved by varied opinions and perspectives which comes with diversity and
If you would like to discuss hiring plans or are
considering a career move, please get in touch with Gail using the contact
details to the right.