Renault dealer logoCherie Blair, wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, has been nominated to join the Renault board of directors.

Mrs. Blair, a human rights barrister, has been nominated for election onto the 19-strong board ahead of a vote at the annual shareholders’ meeting at the end of April.

The directorship would be for four years.

According to The Telegraph, Mrs. Blair would help improve the ‘balance’ and diversity of Renault’s board – and the firm also values her experience in human rights and employment law.

Mrs. Blair would bring considerable experience in international dispute resolution, and her position as a senior female professional would also be valued by the French car manufacturer.

Of the 19 current Renault board members, just four are female.