boardroom, board executives

2 March, 2020

FTSE firms given written warning over gender diversity

Almost a fifth of FTSE 350 companies begin work this week wondering how they will address a lack of gender diversity on their boards and in their senior management.
Parker Review, diverse boardrooms

6 February, 2020

Parker Review reveals slow progress on ethnic minority appointments

Britain’s largest companies are failing to appoint members from ethnic minority groups, according to the latest iteration of the Parker Review. This year’s report, compiled by Sir John Parker, ...
shareholder vote, shareholder dissent

28 May, 2019

Shareholders call for greater transparency on dividend policies

Shareholders have called for greater transparency on dividend policies following a review that found one in five companies are failing to stage an annual vote on dividend payouts, or are simply making...
diversity, BAME

25 February, 2019

Business minister’s intervention on board diversity is long overdue

This weekend we learned that business minister Kelly Tolhurst has written to FTSE 100 chairs calling them out ...
gender diversity, gender quotas, gender equality

18 April, 2018

Legal & General and investment group to ‘vote against’ non-diverse boards

The heat has been put on boards that fail to manage compliance with diversity targets, after key investor representatives issued broadsides against those with too few women in place. Legal & Ge...
Vanda Murray, Fenner plc

31 March, 2017

View from the chair: Vanda Murray

In her first role as chairman of a publicly listed business, Vanda Murray is clear on both the privilege and the challenge involved in today’s climate of economic uncertainty, and a renewed focus i...