Rob Scott (right) with his predecessor Richard Goyder (left) and Coles boss John Durkan last month, at an event to mark parity of indigenous employment at Coles.

Scott focuses on gender balance

Rob Scott inherited a business with numerous achievements when he formally took the reins at Wesfarmers last month, but one area where it has failed to achieve its own goals is what he calls ‘gender balance’.


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Wesfarmers has always been sensitive to its linkages to the community, and Rob Scott is following the same path. However, because women make up 50 per cent of the population does not make this a natural target for senior executive positions. No-one has yet explained to me why women make up around only 20 per cent of the top 100 Bridge players in Australia; vive la difference.

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