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Brexit could boost European voices on UK boards — Europe
European voices are to become an increasingly important part of UK boards post-Brexit and, therefore, an attractive recruitment proposition. Writing in a report by Odgers Berndtson, Brexit, Business Leaders and Investment, Virginia Bottomley sets out how the UK has already made great progress in diversifying its boards across a number of different measures, including internationalism.
The report stated that 40% of the top-quoted UK companies are led by individuals who originate from outside the country. However, maintaining strong ties with Europe post-Brexit is likely to increase
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