The Board embraces the benefits of diversity in the boardroom and believes that it generates effective challenge and decision-making. It strives for diversity in the broadest sense – female representation is just one of the factors that is taken into account and all Board appointments are made on merit against a defined job specification. The Company does not therefore consider it appropriate to set a measurable target for gender representation on its Board. Female membership of the Board currently stands at 22.2 per cent. The Board adopted a Board Diversity Policy in November 2015, which is available here.
Women in Finance Charter
The Group is a proud signatory of the Women in Finance Charter and is committed to developing greater female representation in senior positions, as well as promoting the advantages of diversity more broadly across the business. For more information on our Women in Finance initiative, please click here.