May the best man – or woman – take the lead

    Kerry Consulting

    Declan O’Sullivan, founder and director of Kerry Consulting, was recently a panel member at a forum conducted by the Insitute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore (ICPAS). The topic was women in leadership positions, and was attended by more than 150 professionals in the finance industry. Other panel members included Mrs Lim Hwee Hua, Singapore’s first female Cabinet minister, Ms Saw Phaik Hwa, CEO of SMRT and Mr Gerald Ee, ICPAS vice-president.

    Discussion points included representation (64 per cent of ICPAS members are women, but women hold only about 27 per cent of leadership positions), the factors that cause low representation, and quotas.

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