See the women heading up FTSE 350 technology companies
Board-level headhunters have been given a new code of conduct to help increase female representation on the FTSE 350 in both executive and non-executive roles, it was announced last week.
ComputerworldUK takes a look at the women leading technology companies on a board and senior management level...
2. Teresa Vega, CSR
Vega has been with wireless technology company CSR as a non-executive director since 2010, and is the only woman on the baord. She has 35 years experience in technology and telecommunication industry including posts at Motorola, Lucent Technologies and Telecordia Technologies inc, a global provider of telecommunications software and services for network operators.
3. Jenny DuValier, ARM
DuValier joined the British multinational semiconductor and software design company as executive vice president of people in September last year. Before this post she had a similar role at marketing and communication's giant UBM and her earlier career was based in management consultancy and banking.
4. Inna Kuznetsova
Currently Kuznetsova advises Sage as an independent non-executive director. Her Linkedin profile states that she is looking "for her next executive opportunity in tech/industrial sector." Kuznetsova was Chief Commercial Officer and a member of executive board of CEVA Logistics, an $8B global logistic until May this year. She has held a number of executive roles in IBM in the past.
5. Paula Bell
Bell juggles her role as an NED and audit committee chairman at electronics and technology company Laird PLC with her role as CFO at John Menzies PLC. She has held various leading financial roles at Rolls-Royce, Anglian Water and Ricardo PLC.
6. Amanda Mesler
Mesler has been on FTSE 250 company Pace's board since 2013. She boasts experience from roles across KPMG, HP and Sysco. She became CGI North America's CEO in 2007 and moved to Misys for a nine-month stint as Chief Operating Officer the financial software company before taking up her first NED role at Ensygnia.
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