A hunch that fewer women are occupying FTSE 100 CFO positions has now been confirmed in a powerful expose in today’s Financial Director.

The upward trend of the last decade has not only ground to a halt- it has already gone into reverse.

Whatever progress has been made by the 30% Club and the government backed Hampton-Alexander Review is no longer applying to finance.

Where does the blame lie for why less women are taking top finance roles?

What does it say to the female finance professionals seeking to follow in their footsteps?

How and why are accountancy firms and corporates that should be nurturing this talent failing to do so?

What are the implications for boardroom diversity and the impact on effective corporate leadership?

In the coming days we will be holding to account any person or body relevant to this issue- and will be providing you with some answers.