Tuesday, 22 February 2022

UK: FTSE Women Leaders Review - first report published

The first report published by the FTSE Women Leaders Review was published today: see here (pdf). The accompanying press release is available here (.docx). The report notes that 39.1% of UK FTSE100 board positions are now held by women; with 36.8% in the FTSE250 and 37.6% in the FTSE350.  New voluntary targets have been proposed by the Review, including, for FTSE350 boards, that (a) at least 40% of positions should be held by women by the end of 2025; and (b) also by the end of 2025, there should be (i) at least one woman occupying the position of chair or senior independent director and/or (ii) one woman in the chief executive or finance director role. The Review has also recommended that its scope should be widened to include the largest 50 private companies, by sales, in the UK.

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