The proportion of new female non-executive directors increased significantly last year to 39%.
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Korn Ferry’s Class of 2014 report, which analysed all first-time non-executive director (NED) appointments to FTSE 350 companies, revealed that 39% were women.
This figure is up from 28% in 2013 and 11% in 2007.
The proportion of female appointees from general management and finance grew significantly, with 52 women from these backgrounds achieving first-time appointments in 2014 compared with five in 2013.
The report suggests this might reflect a widening pool of female general managers and finance experts, and could indicate greater gender diversity in the executive pipeline.
Lord Davies set a target for 25% of all FTSE 100 di
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