14 December 2015
Information transparency has led to progress in FTSE boardroom diversity
The five-year summary of Lord Davies’ women on boards review, ‘Improving the gender balance on British boards’, was published in October 2015 – it reported success in meeting the voluntary target set in 2011 of 25% female representation on boards. FTSE 100 board diversity improved from 12.5% in February 2011 to exceed the target at 26.1% in October 2015. Companies in the FTSE 250 made similarly remarkable progress from 7.8% to 19.6% women.
This progress, which has moved the UK to sixth...