The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is entering a new phase, focusing on its role as equality enforcer and delivering the Equality Bill.
The board is being restructured, with the number of commissioners reduced from 16 to 11 with more emphasis on financial management. Commissioner posts will be widely advertised to encourage the widest range of possible candidates. New appointments at key managerial posts are also being advertised, including chief executive officer.
It is right that we take a fresh look at the structure of the board so the EHRC is capable of delivering important work including guidance on the Equality Bill, gender pay reports and the inquiry into the financial services sector.