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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 2019 is tabled below in order of the highest percentage of women on their boards.

Company Number of Board Members Number of Women Board Members % of Women on the Board Number of Executive Board Members Number of Women Executive Board Members % of Women on the Executive Board
Averages 16% 6%
Shell 12 6 50% 2 1 50%
Good Energy Group plc 6 3 50% 1 1 100%
Wood plc 8 3 37% 2 0 0%
BP Plc 14 5 35% 2 0 0%
National Grid 12 4 33% 4 1 25%
Ørsted 9 3 33% 2 1 50%
Sellafield Ltd 10 3 30% 3 0 0%
SSE Plc 10 3 30% 3 0 0%
Centrica Plc 12 3 25% 4 0 0%
Iberdrola (Scottish Power) 9 2 22% 1 0 0%
Drax Group Plc 10 2 20% 3 0 0%
E.ON UK Plc 6 1 15% 6 1 16%
EDF Energy 8 1 12% 2 0 0%
Subsea 7 Ltd 8 1 12% 2 0 0%
Ineos 3 0 0% 3 0 0%
The Renewables Infrastructure Group Ltd 4 2 50% 0 0 0%
Faroe Petroleum Plc 5 2 40% 0 0 0%
Hunting Plc 7 2 28% 2 0 0%
Greenergy 7 2 28% 7 2 28%
James Fisher and Sons Plc 8 2 25% 3 0 0%
Echo Energy Plc 6 1 16% 1 0 0%
Ophir Energy Plc 8 2 25% 2 0 0%
InfraStrata 4 1 25% 2 0 0%
Independent Oil & Gas Plc 5 1 20% 3 0 0%
Pressure Technologies Plc 5 1 20% 2 1 50%
Awilco Drilling Plc 5 1 20% 0 0 0%
GETECH Group Plc 5 1 20% 1 0 0%
HydroDec Group Plc 5 1 20% 2 0 0%
NU Oil and Gas Plc 6 1 16% 3 1 33%
NWF Group Plc 6 1 16% 3 0 0%
Velocys Plc 6 1 16% 3 0 0%
Premier Oil Plc 6 1 16% 3 0 0%
Amerisur Resources Plc 6 1 15% 3 0 0%
Cabot Energy 6 1 15% 4 0 0%
Rockhopper Exploration 7 1 14% 2 0 0%
Plexus Holdings Plc 7 1 14% 3 0 0%
Genel Energy Ltd 7 1 14% 2 0 0%
Telecom Plus Plc ‘The Utility Warehouse’ 7 1 14% 3 0 0%
Hurricane Energy Plc 8 1 12% 3 0 0%
Mainstream Renewable Power 8 1 12% 2 0 0%
EnQuest Plc 8 1 12% 2 0 0%
SOCO International Plc 8 1 12% 3 1 33%
Cairn Energy Plc 8 1 12% 2 0 0%
Tullow Oil Plc 8 1 12% 3 0 0%
Chrysaor 9 1 11% 2 0 0%
Nostrum Oil & Gas Plc 9 1 11% 2 0 0%
Ascent Resources Plc 2 0 0% 2 0 0%
Cavendish Nuclear Ltd 3 0 0% 3 0 0%
Egdon Resources Plc 6 0 0% 2 0 0%
Flow Group 5 0 0% 1 0 0%
Hardy Oil & Gas Plc 3 0 0% 1 0 0%
IGas Energy 5 0 0% 1 0 0%
JKX Oil & Gas Plc 5 0 0% 0 0 0%
President Energy Plc 4 0 0% 2 0 0%
Quadrise Fuels International Plc 6 0 0% 2 0 0%
RusPetro Plc 2 0 0% 2 0 0%
Serica Energy Plc 6 0 0% 2 0 0%
Solo Oil Plc 3 0 0% 1 0 0%
Sound Oil Plc 6 0 0% 3 0 0%
Union Jack Oil Plc 5 0 0% 2 0 0%
Baron Oil Plc/ Gold Oil 3 0 0% 2 0 0%
Borders and Southern Petroleum Plc 5 0 0% 3 0 0%
Bowleven Plc 2 0 0% 1 0 0%
Columbus Energy 3 0 0% 2 0 0%
Eland Oil & Gas Plc 7 0 0% 2 0 0%
Enteq Upstream Plc 4 0 0% 2 0 0%
Europa Oil & Gas (Holdings) Plc 6 0 0% 2 0 0%
Gulfsands Petroleum Plc 6 0 0% 2 0 0%
Hague and London Oil PLc 2 0 0% 1 0 0%
Jersey Oil and Gas Plc 5 0 0% 3 0 0%
Neptune Energy 3 0 0% 3 0 0%
Nostra Terra Oil & Gas Company Plc 3 0 0% 1 0 0%
Sirius Petroleum Plc 6 0 0% 2 0 0%
Sterling Energy Plc 4 0 0% 1 0 0%
The Parkmead Group Plc 5 0 0% 3 0 0%
Tower Resources Plc 4 0 0% 1 0 0%
UK Oil & Gas Investments Plc 4 0 0% 2 0 0%
Victoria Oil & Gas Plc 6 0 0% 3 0 0%
Total 480 77 173 10

Companies highlighted in grey are the largest employers listed making up 75% of those directly employed in the sector.

Green percentage figures meet the Davies 2020 33% the target of women on their boards or PfW 2030 30% target of women on their executive boards.