Imogen Joss and Lorna Tilbian join Euromoney board as City gets serious on women on boards

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Euromoney Institutional Investor announced the appointment of two non-executive directors this morning, shedding its two-year "all male board" status in the process.

Former S&P Global Platts president Imogen Joss will join the board and remuneration committee, adding the position to her other roles as non-executive director at Grant Thornton, the International Property Securities Exchange, and Gresham Technologies.

Media analyst Lorna Tilbian, the outgoing head of the media sector at Numis, will also join Euromoney. She has other non-executive director positions at Jupiter UK Growth Investment Trust, ProVen VCT and Finsbury Growth & Income Trust.

The appointment of the two leading women breaks a streak of all-male membership on Euromoney's board. Current members include Viscount Rothermere and the company's founder Sir Patrick Sergeant.

Euromoney appeared in the government's Hampton-Alexander review into women on FTSE 350 boards just yesterday. The report noted that the firm had no women on the board for the second year in a row, but its executive committee was 26.8 per cent women, just shy of the report's target of 33 per cent.

"We are very pleased to have attracted non-executive directors of the calibre of Imogen and Lorna to join our board," said non-executive chairman John Botts. "Their knowledge and expertise in sectors particularly within media and financial services where our business operates, combined with their relevant experience as non-executive directors, mean they will have an immediate impact on the company."

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