An open letter to Sajid Javid, Chancellor of the Exchequer: Why Dame Helena Morrissey is unfit to become the next Governor of the Bank of England

We’ve just posted this, along with the evidence that increasing gender diversity on boards leads to a decline in corporate performance. —————————- Our last general election manifesto is here. Our YouTube channel is here. If everyone who read this gave us £5.00 – or even better, £5.00 or more, monthly – we could change the … Continue reading An open letter to Sajid Javid, Chancellor of the Exchequer: Why Dame Helena Morrissey is unfit to become the next Governor of the Bank of England

Helena Morrissey, mother of nine children, whose husband is a Buddhist monk, is tipped to be the first female Governor of the Bank of England in its 325-year history

A piece in The Daily Mail, updated today. Wikipedia’s details on the career of Helena Morrissey: Morrissey began her career at the New York and London bond desks at Schroders. Finding her career path blocked there, she moved to Newton Investment Management in the early 1990s as a fixed income fund manager. Morrissey became Newton’s chief … Continue reading Helena Morrissey, mother of nine children, whose husband is a Buddhist monk, is tipped to be the first female Governor of the Bank of England in its 325-year history

The businessmen who dance to Helena Morrissey’s tunes are blithering idiots

The House of Commons Department for Business, Innovation, & Skills (DBIS) Committee is holding an inquiry into corporate governance, inevitably including ‘women on boards’, and the written submissions have been published – here. My submission on behalf of Campaign for Merit in Business is here. The paragraph numbering of the original hasn’t survived whatever process … Continue reading The businessmen who dance to Helena Morrissey’s tunes are blithering idiots

Helena Morrissey’s testimony to the House of Lords inquiry on ‘Women on Boards’

Earlier this week I was notified of the publication of the minutes of the 15 October meeting of the House of Lords committee investigating ‘Women on Boards’ (see earlier post). The whole session consisted of a discussion with the Lib Dem MP Jo Swinson, which soon developed into the sort of well-rehearsed but mind-numbingly flawed left-wing … Continue reading Helena Morrissey’s testimony to the House of Lords inquiry on ‘Women on Boards’

EU-legislated quotas on boards: Helena Morrissey v Mary Honeyball MEP

Isn’t it remarkable how often, on the BBC and elsewhere, gender issues in general – and ‘gender balance in the boardroom’ in particular – are subjects handed automatically to female journalists and broadcasters to handle, as if men had no legitimate interest in these subjects? And the people they interview are always (or nearly always) … Continue reading EU-legislated quotas on boards: Helena Morrissey v Mary Honeyball MEP

Helena Morrissey and the art of ‘having it all’

Have you ever noticed how some women seem to ‘have it all’, while others struggle to have even a little by comparison? One friend of the female persuasion has a part-time job, a nice supportive loving husband, and they have no children. Yet she appears permanently stressed out by her life. At the other end … Continue reading Helena Morrissey and the art of ‘having it all’