Original article by Sally Patten
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 3 : 13-Apr-18
Fifty-two per cent of directors appointed to the boards of S&P/ASX 200 companies in the first three months of 2018 were female, according to the Australian Institute of Company Directors. This compares to 36 per cent for the same period in 2017, and 44 per cent for the same period in 2016. Companies that appointed female directors in the March 2018 quarter include Whitehaven Coal, Beach Energy and Flight Centre. AICD chair Elizabeth Proust suggests that one reason for the growing number of female directors is research which suggests that diversity is good for a company’s bottom line.
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