Wednesday 5 November 2014

UK: women on boards - progress following the 2012 corporate governance code

The School of Management at Cranfield University has published Women on Boards - Progress following the 2012 Corporate Governance Code: see here (pdf). The report notes that since the publication of the Davies Report in March 2011, the percentage of directorships held by women on FTSE100 boards has increased by 82% to 22.8%, and the percentage held on FTSE250 boards has increased by 124% to 17.5%. The report notes that if the appointment of women to FTSE100 board positions continues at the current rate, Lord Davies' target of 25% of board positions being held by women will be met in 2015. The target is unlikely to be met in respect of FTSE250 boards unless there is an increase in the proportion of new appointments being taken up by women.

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