CEO looking out of office window

24 February, 2021

Hampton-Alexander report highlights lack of women on executive teams

The latest report from the Hampton-Alexander Review on the progress of women in UK boardrooms—with targets happily reached and exceeded—offers much to celebrate. But there is no mistaking its note...
Sun rising behind a group of business people

22 February, 2021

Diversity milestone as FTSE 350 bids farewell to all-male boards (again)

A significant milestone has been reached in the journey to increase diversity in UK boardrooms: all-male boards in the FTSE 350 have disappeared. The news comes after a count by the 30% Club, a gro...
Women in discussion at business meeting

19 February, 2021

AIM and FTSE SMC companies lag behind larger firms on diversity

All-white boards are unlikely to disappear from smaller listed companies for years, according to a new report. Research into the progress of women and ethnic minority directors across the AIM UK 50...
Diverse boardroom team discussing strategy

19 February, 2021

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

Company Matters’ report, released this week, into diversity on FTSE SmallCap (SMC) and AIM listed company boards shows a familiar picture. Compellingly summarised in its own title
A group of directors in a boardroom

2 December, 2020

Shareholder pressure gets women directors on US boards

Much research has argued the business case for gender diversity on boards. But it is pressure applied by big shareholders that seems to have progressed the cause of women in US boardrooms. New rese...
gender gap

28 October, 2020

Executive gender pay gap diminishes over time—but doesn’t disappear

Gender pay gaps diminish over time as employers learn more about their newly appointed executives. The bad news is that improved knowledge does not remove the executive gender pay gap entirely. Tho...
woman and man scaling ladders with different sized rungs

24 September, 2020

Gender diversity on boards pays dividends—but inequality persists

Some of the UK’s biggest companies stand accused of failing to reach gender board diversity targets in circumstances that could seriously damage both organisational reputations, and the opportunitie...
Amanda Blanc, Aviva CEO

21 September, 2020

Profile: Amanda Blanc, CEO of Aviva, brings a policy of change

The newly appointed boss of Aviva this week backed herself to make a success of leading the insurance giant by investing £1m of her cash in the company’s shares. A clear signal to the market that t...
Jane Fraser, Citigroup

18 September, 2020

Profile: Jane Fraser, new Citigroup CEO, breaks the Wall Street barrier

The appointment of Jane Fraser as chief executive of Citigroup will see America’s fourth largest bank jump ahead of its rivals—at least in terms of board composition. Fraser is the first woman ...
Colleagues on laptop in light, airy office

24 August, 2020

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

This year we just reached the Hampton–Alexander Review’s target for female directors in the FTSE 350; next year, we are very much on course to badly miss the Parker Review’s target for directors...