Fiona Hathorn

Fiona is managing director of Women on Boards UK and a trustee of the charity Fight for Sight. She is a former investment director for Old Mutual Asset Management and Hill Samuel Asset Management, running the Global Equities and Emerging Markets Desks respectively. In the past, Fiona has advised the board of Thai Euro Fund and been the director responsible for pension fund asset allocation for Old Mutual Asset Management's Employee Pension Fund.

Latest Articles by Fiona Hathorn

  1. Women on boards, gender diversity

    1 December, 2017

    There’s no merit in untapped female talent for board roles

    We may know the benefits of gender diversity in theory, but in reality there are still too few women on boards. Setting targets and challenging unconscious bias could help, argues Fiona Hathorn, MD of Women on Boards.

  1. women in business, gender pay gap, gender diversity, equal pay

    15 January, 2019

    Gender diversity on UK boards in need of a ‘step change’

    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.

  1. Questions, question mark

    5 May, 2020

    Forget perfect: how to make decisions during uncertain times

    Many directors are struggling with decision-making when the data changes daily. Boards should take a "roughly right" approach to keep moving forwards.

  1. Team working from home due to Covid-19

    28 May, 2020

    How will Covid-19 impact diversity in UK business?

    Despite evidence that diversity leads to better business outcomes, the Covid-19 pandemic threatens progress in this area—and thereby risks the recovery.

  1. Colleagues on laptop in light, airy office

    24 August, 2020

    Why is there a progress gap between FTSE gender and ethnicity targets?

    We need a renewed focus on the representation of both gender and ethnicity on boards, ensuring targets are comparable and given equal profile.