With reference to your headline 'Leadership centre may buck men-only trend' (news, page 4, 19 April).

I know that careers can be cruelly cut short for all sorts of reasons, but I was under the clearly false impression that a few weeks ago I was appointed to one of the said 'top jobs' - regional director for the South East.

Is there something I have missed or has someone forgotten to tell me?

Ruth Carnall London W2