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Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Act 2018

Section 1 – Gender representation objective

4.Section 1 sets a gender representation objective for a public board that it has 50% of non-executive members who are women. There is a definition of ‘non-executive member’ in section 2. Where a public board has an odd number of non-executive members, the gender representation objective applies as if the board had one fewer member.

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