Boris Johnson has come under fire after he announced an entirely male list of new appointments to the London Skills and Employment Board.
On Friday morning the Mayor announced Mike Westcott, Global HR Director of National Grid, Gerry Murray, Chief Executive of Huveaux PLC, and Peter Lewis, Chief Executive of London Voluntary Services Council would all join the body.
In a statement issue by City Hall, Johnson says: “When London emerges from recession it is vital that we are strong and highly competitive in the global market place. Central to that is ensuring London’s labour market offers a wide pool of talent so that our businesses can take on the best in the world.”
“That means that we constantly update our strategy and thinking and draw on the experiences of all sectors. I am confident that these appointments will add even greater value to the work of the Board.”
However Green Party Assembly Member Jenny Jones has criticised the Mayor for failing to appoint any women to the Board.
Speaking to MayorWatch Jones commented: “Like all of the Mayor’s new teams, boards or committees, the Skills Board is light on female representation. I’m starting to think that Boris really doesn’t know many women he feels he can trust, which is rather sad for us all. Does this indicate the womenlite future of the UK under a Tory government?”