Championing more women on
FTSE Boards and in leadership

DOWNLOAD NOW Hampton-Alexander Review November 2019

Improving gender balance in FTSE leadership

The Hampton-Alexander Review is committed to achieving the 33% target for women on boards and in leadership teams of FTSE 350 companies by 2020. The goal and inherent benefits for British business are within reach. However, success requires robust action from all stakeholders and every FTSE 350 company to play their part.

Following the first report in 2016, our reports are published annually each November. The 2019 report was published on the 13th November 2019. 

Women On Boards

Sir Philip Hampton

“This is the penultimate Hampton-Alexander Report and we enter our final year with great momentum behind us. If this progress continues into 2020, our targets for Women on Boards will be met.

Whilst this is a key indicator of change at the top, strengthening the number of women in executive positions is critical to achieving long-term gender balance. We are still a long way from reaching the target for women in senior leadership roles below board level. Unless half of all appointments made this year go to women – our target for 2020 is not going to be met.”

Denise Wilson

“There are over 900 women now serving on FTSE 350 boards, providing an ever-increasing pool of women with substantial board experience, yet only 25 women have been appointed into the Chair role, even fewer as women CEOs and showing little sign of change.

Strong foundations have been laid and significant progress has been made since the journey began in earnest in 2011. The very senior jobs were always going to be the hardest of challenges, however a stronger focus is now required at every stage of the appointment process to address the reasons why top jobs aren’t going to women.”

FTSE 250 Executive Committee
and Direct Report 2019

FTSE 100 Executive Committee
and Direct Report 2019

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