Category Archives: FTSE Boards

Ethnic representation on FTSE boards flatlines

The fourth Green Park Leadership 10,000 report published on 17th August 2017 shows that ethnic minority representation on FTSE 100 boards has flat-lined. Although the ethnic leadership pipeline within FTSE 100 companies increased to 5%, six-in-ten (58%) of boards are still all white. “Whilst Ministers have devoted significant resource to supporting gender equality activity – for example the… Read More »

FTSE 100 executive pipeline needs more women

An independent review is pressing ahead with proposals to ensure talented women at the top of business are recognised, promoted and rewarded. The review, headed up by Sir Philip Hampton, Chair of GlaxoSmithKline, and Dame Helen Alexander, Chair of UBM, focuses on senior women below the company board. Statistics released today (9 November 2016) show 25% of those… Read More »

FTSE Boards do not reflect UK’s ethnic diversity

FTSE Boards ‘do not reflect the ethnic diversity of the UK’ states The Parker Review report published, at an event held at EY’s UK headquarters, today (2nd November 2016). The report reveals that out of 1,087 director positions in the FTSE 100, only 8% of positions are held by directors of colour, of which 1.5% are UK citizens,… Read More »

The Ethnicity Gap in UK Boardrooms

Research out today on the views of ethnic minority senior executives and board leaders on workplace barriers reveals bias is part of the cultural norm. The survey from Harvey Nash’s Engage network, representing leaders from all ethnic backgrounds, shows seven out of ten (71%) experienced ethnic discrimination in their career that has meant they have had to work… Read More »

New review on women in senior leadership

A new review on women in senior leadership was announced by the government today (7th July 2016).  Sir Philip Hampton, Chair of GlaxoSmithKline and Dame Helen Alexander, Chair of UBM, will lead a team of influential leaders from a diverse range of industries from banking to engineering. They will undertake a new review on improving female representation in… Read More »

British Race Awards open for nominations

The growing concern about the levels of diversity in major companies has led Green Park recruitment and the SPM group to launch that British Race (Race and Cultural Equality) Awards which opened for nominations on 26th April 2016. Raj Tulsiani, CEO of Green Park said, “Green Park’s annual investigations show we are going backwards in terms of BAME (Black… Read More »

Top 100 BAME Leaders in Business 2016

Raj Tulsiani of executive search firm Green Park, and Trevor Phillips OBE, launched the Top 100 Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Leaders in Business list at the House of Lords on 26th April 2016. The objective is to counter the belief among employers that there is insufficient BAME talent available. Trevor Phillips OBE, a member of the judging… Read More »

New Charter to improve gender diversity in the City

Leading banks will sign up to a new government charter designed to improve gender diversity in senior positions within the sector. The charter is being launched today (22nd March 2016) and sets out how to implement the recommendations of ‘Empowering Productivity: harnessing the talents of women in financial services’, the review undertaken by Jayne-Anne Gadhia, the Chief Executive… Read More »

CBI calls for new 25% target for female executives

In her first keynote speech on diversity, CBI Director-General Carolyn Fairbairn will underline the importance of unlocking female talent to UK economic prosperity and call on the successor body to the Davies Review to consider a new 25% voluntary, business-led target for female senior executives in major UK companies. She will call on the Review to look at… Read More »