We want more disabled people on Boards

Mon,9 September 2013

Business Secretary Vince Cable has announced Charlotte Sweeney is to review the Voluntary Code of Conduct that the executive search industry uses during the board appointment search process.

The Voluntary Code, established in July 2011, was a recommendation of Lord Davies’ following his review into Women on Boards in the same year. Written by the executive search community, it sets out nine key principles of best practice to follow throughout the search process. For more on this announcement see https://www.gov.uk/government/news/cable-announces-review-of-executive-search-code-of-conduct

Disability Rights UK would like to see a similar review which considers how to enable more disabled people to sit on Boards.

We would welcome such an initiative because many disabled people are working below their potential and headhunters and employers need to work together to ensure development opportunities are in place.

Disability Rights UK supports the Radiate network, for high-flying, senior and talented professionals with lived experience of disability or health conditions.