Hampton Alexander Report 2020
has advised that between 2019 and 2020, 36%
of FTSE 100 Executive and Director level positions were held by women. Women now make up around 40%,
in aggregate, of the non-executive directors on FTSE 350 boards. There is, however, a continuing challenge in the proportion of senior women executives on boards, since they represent only 14%
of the executive directors in the FTSE 100.
Devan Kaloo Global Head of Equities Standard Life Aberdeen wrote: “In almost 30 years of investing, the reaction of company management to diversity questions has changed dramatically. Previously, you would be considered odd to ask about board diversity; or about company policies to promote gender diversity. It’s now a key conversation. Nonetheless, more action is needed. As stewards of our clients’ capital, we must help our companies do better. Evidence and experience tells us that diverse teams make better decisions.”
Join Ginny Gibson, CREW UK Board member, for an in-depth conversation with real estate leaders from British Land and Shaftesbury to learn about their leadership journeys and how support from executive management was a key component of their success.
Ginny Gibson, Professor Emerita, Henley Business School
Reading University and CREW UK Board Member