Government Spotlight: Diversity in the Board Room and Civil Service

Government Spotlight: Diversity in the Board Room and Civil Service
Published: 8 February 2021

The Berwick Partners and Odgers Berndtson Government practice have partnered on a new initiative. Government Spotlight is designed to share experiences, advice and thoughts from our network of senior professionals working in Government; engaging with a new topical subject of discussion every quarter. Comparing and sharing the learnings of their leadership at the forefront of one of the most influential and critical sectors.

To begin the series, we talk to Kru Desai, Commissioner, Geospatial Commission, and Edwina Dunn, OBE, Founder of The Female Lead, about the barriers and challenges that face diverse talent on public sector boards and in the civil service.

In this interview, Kru and Edwina share insights on:

  • How well the civil service is known for being a diverse organisation,
  • what barriers there are for diverse candidates joining a public sector board and,
  • how greater diversity enhances an organisation's innovation.

Click here to download the interview

For more information, please contact Emily Hudson, a consultant in our IT & Digital practice.

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