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Company board statistics

POWERful Women will report on its work to track diversity at senior and middle management levels in the energy sector using board and gender pay gap statistics, when available. We have collated the board statistics for 80 companies in the UK. POWERful Women is interested to hear of any experience in trying to increase diversity within organisations and are always interested in case studies to add to our website or discuss at our events. Data for the 80 companies that we track from Q1 2018 is tabled below in order of the highest percentage of women on their boards.

Company Name Number on board Number of women Percentage women Number of executive board members Number of women executive members Percentage of female executive members Stock Market and Position
Averages 13% 6%
Good Energy Group Plc 6 3 50% 2 2 100% AIM
The Renewables Infrastructure Group (UK) Ltd 4 2 50% 0 0 N/A FTSE 350
Shell 12 5 42% 2 1 50% FTSE 100
EON Energy U.K. 5 2 40% 5 2 40% Frankfurt Stock Exchange
HydroDec Group Plc 5 2 40% 1 0 0% AIM
Wood Plc 11 4 36% 3 0 0% FTSE 250
Orsted 14 5 36% 2 0 0% Copenhagen
#02f502ergy 6 2 33% 6 2 33% Privately owned
National Grid Plc 12 4 33% 5 1 20% FTSE 100
SSE Plc 10 3 30% 3 0 0% FTSE 100
Echo Energy 4 1 25% 1 1 100% AIM
InfraStrata Plc 4 1 25% 1 0 0% AIM
Ophir Energy Plc 8 2 25% 2 0 0% FTSE SMALL CAP
BP Plc 13 3 23% 2 0 0% FTSE 100
Premier Oil Plc 9 2 22% 3 0 0% FTSE SMALL CAP
Cairn Energy Plc 10 2 20% 2 0 0% FTSE 350
First Utility 5 1 20% 5 1 20% Privately owned
#02f502coat UK Wind Plc 5 1 20% 0 0 N/A FTSE 350
NWF Group Plc 5 1 20% 2 0 0% AIM
Sellafield Ltd 10 2 20% 3 0 0% Privately owned
Centrica Plc 11 2 18% 4 0 0% FTSE 100
Awilco Drilling Plc 6 1 17% 1 0 0% Oslo Stock Exchange
GETECH Group Plc 6 1 17% 2 0 0% AIM
Pressure Technologies Plc 6 1 17% 2 1 50% AIM
Velocys Plc 6 1 17% 3 0 0% AIM
Genel Energy Ltd 7 1 14% 1 0 0% AIM
Hunting Plc 7 1 14% 2 0 0% FTSE 350
Plexus Holdings Plc 7 1 14% 3 0 0% AIM
Quadrise Fuels International Plc 7 1 14% 2 0 0% AIM
Telecom Plus Plc ‘The Utility Warehouse’ 7 1 14% 3 0 0% FTSE 350
Scottish Power (Iberdrola) 8 1 13% 1 0 0% Madrid Stock Exchange
Drax Group Plc 8 1 13% 2 0 0% FTSE 250
EDF Energy 8 1 13% 2 0 0% Paris Stock Exchange
EnQuest Plc 8 1 13% 2 0 0% FTSE SMALL CAP
Faroe Petroleum Plc 8 1 13% 3 0 0% AIM
SOCO International Plc 8 1 13% 3 1 33% FTSE SMALL CAP
Chrysaor 9 1 11% 2 0 0% Privately owned
Nostrum Oil & Gas Plc 9 1 11% 2 0 0% FTSE 350
Tullow Oil 9 1 11% 3 0 0% FTSE 250
Mainstream renewable Power 10 1 10% 3 0 0% Privately owned
Amerisur Resources Plc 8 0 0% 2 0 0% FTSE SMALL CAP
Ascent Resources Plc 4 0 0% 1 0 0% AIM
Baron Oil Plc 3 0 0% 2 0 0% AIM
Borders and Southern Petroleum Plc 5 0 0% 3 0 0% AIM
Bowleven Plc 2 0 0% 1 0 0% AIM
Cabot Energy 7 0 0% 3 0 0% AIM
Cavendish Nuclear Ltd (Subsidiary of Babcock International) 6 0 0% 4 0 0% FTSE 250
Columbus Energy 3 0 0% 2 0 0% AIM
Ecofin Global 4 0 0% 2 0 0% AIM
Egdon Resources Plc 7 0 0% 2 0 0% AIM
Eland Oil & Gas Plc 7 0 0% 2 0 0% AIM
Enteq Upstream Plc 4 0 0% 2 0 0% AIM
Europa Oil & Gas (Holdings) Plc 6 0 0% 2 0 0% AIM
Flow Group 7 0 0% 3 0 0% AIM
Gulfsands Petroleum Plc 6 0 0% 2 0 0% AIM
Hague and London Oil PLc 2 0 0% 1 0 0% AIM
Hardy Oil & Gas Plc 4 0 0% 1 0 0% AIM
Hurricane Energy Plc 7 0 0% 3 0 0% FTSE 350
iGas Energy Plc 4 0 0% 1 0 0% AIM
Ineos 3 0 0% 3 0 0% Privately owned
Independent Oil & Gas Plc 4 0 0% 1 0 0% AIM
James Fisher and Sons Plc 7 0 0% 2 0 0% FTSE 350
Jersey Oil and Gas 5 0 0% 3 0 0% AIM
JKX Oil & Gas Plc 7 0 0% 0 0 0% AIM
Neptune Energy 3 0 0% 3 0 0% Privately owned
Nostra Terra Oil & Gas Company Plc 3 0 0% 1 0 0% AIM
NU Oil and Gas plc 6 0 0% 2 0 0% AIM
President Energy Plc 5 0 0% 3 0 0% AIM
Rockhopper Exploration Plc 7 0 0% 2 0 0% AIM
RusPetro Plc 3 0 0% 2 0 0% privately owned
Serica Energy Plc 4 0 0% 2 0 0% AIM
Sirius Petroleum Plc 6 0 0% 2 0 0% AIM
Solo Oil Plc 4 0 0% 2 0 0% AIM
Sound Oil Plc 9 0 0% 7 0 0% FTSE SMALL CAP
Sterling Energy Plc 4 0 0% 1 0 0% AIM
Subsea 7 Ltd 7 0 0% 5 0 0% Oslo Stock Exchange
The Parkmead Group Plc 5 0 0% 3 0 0% AIM
Tower Resources Plc 4 0 0% 1 0 0% AIM
Union Jack Oil Plc 4 0 0% 2 0 0% AIM
Victoria Oil & Gas Plc 6 0 0% 3 0 0% AIM

The numbers in green reflect either companies meeting the Davies target for 2020 of 33% women on their board or the POWERful Women target for 30% of executive board positions to be female by 2030.