Fiona Hathorn

Fiona is chief executive 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 executive with missing rungs on the leadership ladder

    28 May, 2021

    What works? Achieving gender balance on executive teams

    Creating an organisation where women hold senior leadership positions in proportionate numbers should be considered a major change programme.

  1. Diverse boardroom team discussing strategy

    19 February, 2021

    Is it inevitable that the FTSE 350 is ahead on boardroom diversity?

    Research shows that FTSE SMC/AIM firms lag behind the FTSE 350 on boardroom diversity. Yet biggest does not need to be best in this field.

  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.

  1. Diverse 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. 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.