Scottish Housing Regulator reports on gender equality on its board
The Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR) has reported on its contribution towards gender equality on public boards in Scotland.
The Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Act 2018 was introduced to help address the under-representation of women in public life. Public bodies must report on progress towards meeting the requirements.
Scottish Ministers appointed two women – Marieke Dwarshuis and Lindsay Paterson – to the Regulator’s Board in November last year. This followed a broad recruitment campaign which included a targeted outreach programme promoting the opportunities to women’s networks. The Regulator now has four women and five men on its Board.
George Walker, SHR chair, said: “I was delighted to participate in the recruitment campaign that led to the appointment by Scottish Ministers of Marieke and Lindsay to our Board.
“They join a team dedicated to protecting and promoting the interest of tenants and others that use social landlords services. We are pleased that we have made good progress towards gender equality on our Board and welcome the diversity of thought and input that brings. We will continue to work hard on this as we consider future succession planning.”