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Interim executive diversity improves

12 June 2009

The number of female interim executives has increased by ten per cent in the past year, according to the Interim Management Association.

The industry's representative body has published the results of an Ipsos MORI report, which discovered that women now account for 32 per cent of the UK's interim executives, Recruiter reported.

Last year, women only occupied a quarter of all senior interim positions. This increase in diversity has been attributed to corporate demand for more varied thinking, as well as the greater flexibility that the role offers.

Rachel Youngman, chairman of, described these figures as a "positive step".

She told the employment website: "In part more women could be exploring interim as a result of the recession. I'd like to see the figures again next year and see how many have been on assignment."

Last month, the talent management consultancy Ochre House suggested that interim managers offer businesses relevant skills that can boost their performance.

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