Bank of England’s gender diversity boosted by double appointment


Financial Times  | Thu, Jan 3, 2019

by Caroline Binham and Delphine Strauss


The Bank of England’s gender diversity has been boosted by the appointment of two of the most senior women in British banking as external members of the committee that tries to spot and mitigate threats to UK financial stability.

Colette Bowe and Jayne-Anne Gadhia are to join the BoE’s Financial Policy Committee, the Treasury said on Thursday.

The central bank has come under parliamentary scrutiny recently for the dearth of women in its most senior ranks, partly because it currently has no female deputy governors.

The BoE has just four female members across its three main policymaking committees, not including the newest appointees.

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