Research supports the appointment of candidates from diverse backgrounds and genders as integral to creating fair, innovative, and high-performing workplaces that benefit individuals, organisations, and the broader economy.  Lester Blades Executive Search and Board Advisory are proud to report that in 2023, 51.4% of our appointments into CEO or board positions were female. This has not been achieved by any form of discrimination, rather it is a reflection of our Partners – Tina Jackson, James Fairbairn, Suzanne Ardagh, Craig Dawson, Tony Lester and Geoff Blades’ – commitment ability to attracting candidates from diverse backgrounds and both genders. Lester Blades strives to always recommend high quality and gender balanced shortlists of candidates.