Great to see HSBC taking positive steps to redress the lack of gender diversity at its higher levels.  The proof will be in the tasting of course but the financial sector has come under criticism of late and any action can only be a step in the right direction.  We mustn't forget that equality and diversity are wider issues for the sector.  Another positive example is BNP Paribas' programme for minority groups, even one for new parents.  Greater meritocracy in the workplace in 2016, now that's a resolution we can all keep!