Morton Fraser joins influential gender diversity club



Law firm Morton Fraser has been selected to join a group of businesses that strives for gender and ethnic diversity in the workplace.

The Glasgow-headquartered firm has become just the sixth Scottish companies to join the 30% club, which sets targets for gender representation at Board and Executive Committee levels amongst the FTSE 350.

Morton Fraser has pushed to put diversity and inclusion at the forefront of its growth strategy in recent years, with 60 per cent of its board and 52 per cent of its senior management team being female.

Having join the influential club, the firm will now embark on a series of initiatives designed to encourage wider adoption of the group’s values across Scotland.

Maggie Moodie, Chairman of Morton Fraser, said: “The 30% Club actively lobbies for improvements in female representation at executive level, which is in keeping with our own values. We passionately believe in encouraging a diverse set of experiences, perspectives and backgrounds in our firm.

“We are on our own journey in that respect. Law firms have a long way to go before they can call themselves truly diverse. While we may have outstanding female leadership in our firm, we cannot ignore the wider challenge our sector faces to encourage and retain members of BAME communities in the industry. It was important to us that the 30% Club recently updated its targets to include people of colour.”

Francoise Higson, Campaign Manager, 30% Club, added: “We’re delighted to welcome Morton Fraser to the 30% Club and encouraged by the level of gender representation that the firm has already achieved at Board and senior management level. Creating an inclusive culture and realising the potential of a diverse workforce is a continuous journey and we’re delighted to have CEO, Chris Harte, and Chair, Maggie Moodie, championing that from the very top.”

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