Incoming BoE chair highlights ‘extraordinary' lack of women in bank's top ranks

Anthony Habgood, chair of the Court of the Bank of England

The incoming chair of the Bank of England's (BoE) Court of Directors has described the body's lack of female members as "extraordinary", hinting that several women could be appointed to the court in the coming year.

He has also raised questions about the central bank's ‘One Bank' organisational overhaul, parts of which, he said, risk turning out "slightly awkward".

Anthony Habgood, who succeeds Sir David Lees as chair on July 1, told a parliamentary committee today that the male dominance on the

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