Read the report from our gender diversity workshop held at the KPMG Gibraltar eSummit in March 2017
We are convinced that our clients in all sectors will achieve greater commercial success, combined with lower risk and greater engagement levels, by diversifying their Boards, their talent and their customer bases.
As KPMG’s Head of Global Relationships, Isabelle Allen, points out, this is likely to become more, not less, important: “We are going through an unprecedented period of change, and what worked in the past is not likely to work in the future, and no single person has the answer. We therefore need to equip ourselves with different perspectives and adopt a different approach to looking at issues, including different leadership styles.
“This is where the women agenda comes into play, not as a gender issue, but a different way of looking at things and a different working style. Women challenge the status quo in a different way and bring a different perspective to boards.”
KPMG’s Global Gaming team have supported the gambling and betting setting sector in many areas over the past 10 years, and our annual eGaming Summits for the online sector in the Isle of Man, Gibraltar and now Malta, have aired the key issues for the industry as it has maturedand developed since 2010.
The first time gender diversity featured at a KPMG summit was in September 2016, with a roundtable for senior women in the Isle of Man gaming industry.Then our Gibraltar eGaming Summit in March 2017 featured a lively and thought-provoking workshop on gender diversity, led by Micky Swindale, and Susan Breen of Mishcon de Reya, a prominent female advisor to the gambling and betting sector. The forum-style discussion tackled many issues but the overriding theme was the commercial cost of the current lack of diversity in the gaming sector’s talent and customer base, despite being an incredibly dynamic industryand a natural home for creative and innovative women across all levels. That discussion is summarised in this report.