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29 Aug, 2011

Executives scarce thanks to push for women on boards

THE unprecedented number of women directors appointed in the past year may have narrowed the gender divide on boards, but there is growing concern that they are being plucked from a diminishing pool of senior executives.

Penny Bingham-Hall, who left a senior executive role at Leighton Holdings to join Australia Post and BlueScope Steel, said the push for more women on boards risked creating a vacuum in executive ranks.

It needed to be extended through the executive ranks, with specific policies and public reporting to help drive the pipeline of women coming through.

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