A significant change is now needed from boards across the UK—and possibly the introduction of quotas—if we are to ensure cultural change across corporate UK.
November saw the release of the Hampton-Alexander Review 2018, which is a review of FTSE 350 boardrooms and senior leadership teams, by the government. This annual report keeps an eye on the UK’s largest listed companies as regards the gender split within senior management and the board.
It is terrific to see the progress made since 2011, when Lord Davies first reviewed the number of women on FTSE 100 boards. At that time only 12% of FTSE 100 board seats were filled by women.
We urgently need board committees to increase their remit to measure, manage and engage with C-suite executives to ensure that equal opportunity is a
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The ICSA's recent conference revealed that reform in the UK is unlikely to involve legislation, that company secretaries play a big role in managing boardroom tension and that governance has evolved into restoring faith in capitalism.
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