Shire Leasing Plc has promoted three of its Executive Board members to Director level, a move that will strengthen the diversity of its Board even further.
Jane McLintock, Legal & Compliance Director, Malcolm Workman, Risk Director and Claire Andrews, Operations Director all have a wealth of experience, talent and knowledge, qualities that enhance the business and improve the Board’s decision-making ability.
With two more women now operating at a director level, Shire Leasing Plc can today boast an Executive Board consisting of 45% women.
Such a figure dwarfs that of the national average, although according to the latest Davies report, the number of female board members has been steadily increasing in recent years, with now almost 25% of all FTSE 100 board positions occupied by women.
Quizzed as to why the percentage of women at Executive Board level was higher than average, Mark Picken, Managing Director at Shire Leasing Plc, took pride in the fact that it was purely the result of the company’s meritocratic structure:
“We do not positively discriminate in favour of women, but we do promote based on skills, experience and ability.”
Mark was also confident that the high proportion of women on the Shire Leasing Plc board meant that the company would be better placed to make important decisions moving forward. He added:
“Having a diverse perspective on commercial issues to the extent we have makes us confident we consider all aspects of any proposition, as oppose to having a one dimensional viewpoint.”