Board diversity push sees 51% of non-exec roles held by women, compared with just 24% of executive committee positions.
Women hold the balance of non-executive roles at the UK’s top 150 companies, where chief executives are sticking around longer and chairs are departing earlier. But women still struggle to win top executive roles. Those insights come from the Spencer Stuart Board Index, which reveals the trends and developments inside UK boardrooms. For the first time, women now outnumber men in non-executive ranks, with 51% of the roles. That will be a cause for celebration across the UK corporate sector, especially for those who worked hard campaigning for gender equality. But it’s not all good news. Just 24% of executive committee members are women, and almost one in ten executive committees are all-male. There are only 12 female chief executiv