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IMA: Female interim managers on the increase

7 December 2009

The proportion of female interim managers occupying temporary positions in UK companies is rising, according to a new report.

A report published by the Interim Management Association (IMA) and conducted by Ipsos MORI discovered that women account for 31 per cent of appointments in the industry, Recruiter reported.

This is the continuation of a trend witnessed since the first quarter of 2008 when female interim managers filled just one-quarter of temporary board roles in the UK.

Paul Botting, chairman of the IMA, explained that interim management is attractive to senior female executives as it is a "dynamic and rewarding sector".

He told Recruiter: "We have seen interim become increasingly popular with experienced senior individuals - both male and female continuing to enter the marketplace - and we are active in encouraging a diverse mix to the industry."

Last month, Mr Botting, who is also the managing director of Odgers Berndtson's Commercial Sector Interim Practice, suggested that the onset of economic recovery in 2010 will signal a year of flexible resourcing.


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