Powerful Women | Company board statistics – 2020
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Company board statistics – 2020

POWERful Women reports annually on its work to track diversity at senior levels in the energy sector. This year we have been supported by PwC in collating and analysing the board and executive board statistics for the top (c. 80) energy companies in the UK, focussing on the most significant employers in the sector.
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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
Sector Average 21% 13%
Good Energy Group Plc 6 3 50% 2 1 50%
BP Plc 11 5 45% 2 0 0%
Shell 12 5 42% 2 1 50%
Total UK 5 2 40% 5 2 40%
National Grid 13 5 38% 4 1 25%
SSE Plc 11 4 36% 5 0 0%
Cavendish Nuclear Ltd (Subsidiary of Babcock International) 12 4 33% 2 0 0%
Ørsted 9 3 33% 2 1 50%
Sellafield Ltd 12 4 33% 2 0 0%
Wood Plc 9 3 33% 2 0 0%
RWE 13 4 31% 13 4 31%
Engie 13 4 31% 10 3 30%
Exxon 10 3 30% 5 1 20%
Centrica Plc 11 3 27% 3 0 0%
Ovo Group 11 3 27% 7 3 43%
Drax Group Plc 7 2 29% 2 0 0%
Scottish Power (Iberdrola) 9 2 22% 1 0 0%
EDF 11 2 18% 2 0 0%
E.ON UK Plc 7 1 14% 7 1 14%
Subsea 7 Ltd 7 1 14% 3 0 0%
Ineos 3 0 0% 3 0 0%
The Renewables Infrastructure Group Ltd 5 3 60% 5 3 60%
Greencoat UK Wind Plc 6 3 50% 2 0 0%
DNO North Sea Plc 5 2 40% 2 0 0%
Pharos Energy 8 3 38% 3 1 33%
Tullow Oil Plc 8 3 38% 2 1 50%
Cairn Energy Plc 9 3 33% 2 0 0%
HydroDec Group Plc 3 1 33% 1 0 0%
Premier Oil Plc 10 3 30% 3 0 0%
Greenergy 7 2 29% 7 2 29%
Hunting Plc 7 2 29% 2 0 0%
James Fisher and Sons Plc 7 2 29% 3 0 0%
Neptune Energy 7 2 29% 3 0 0%
Hurricane Energy Plc 8 2 25% 2 0 0%
Mainstream Renewable Power 9 2 22% 3 1 33%
InfraStrata 5 1 20% 3 0 0%
Pressure Technologies Plc 5 1 20% 2 1 50%
Rockhopper Exploration 5 1 20% 2 0 0%
Seplat Petroleum 11 2 18% 3 0 0%
Independent Oil & Gas Plc 6 1 17% 3 0 0%
Plexus Holdings Plc 6 1 17% 3 0 0%
GETECH Group Plc 7 1 14% 3 0 0%
Serica Energy Plc 7 1 14% 2 0 0%
Telecom Plus Plc ‘The Utility Warehouse’ 7 1 14% 3 0 0%
Awilco Drilling Plc 8 1 13% 1 0 0%
EnQuest Plc 8 1 13% 3 0 0%
Nostrum Oil & Gas Plc 8 1 13% 4 1 25%
Quadrise Fuels International Plc 8 1 13% 3 0 0%
Chrysaor 10 1 10% 2 0 0%
Genel Energy Ltd 10 1 10% 3 0 0%
Velocys Plc 11 1 9% 2 0 0%
Ascent Resources Plc 3 0 0% 2 0 0%
Baron Oil Plc 3 0 0% 2 0 0%
Borders and Southern Petroleum Plc 4 0 0% 1 0 0%
Bowleven Plc 2 0 0% 1 0 0%
Cabot Energy 3 0 0% 1 0 0%
Columbus Energy 4 0 0% 2 0 0%
Echo Energy Plc 5 0 0% 3 0 0%
Egdon Resources Plc 6 0 0% 2 0 0%
Enteq Upstream Plc 4 0 0% 2 0 0%
Europa Oil & Gas (Holdings) Plc 5 0 0% 2 0 0%
Gulfsands Petroleum Plc 6 0 0% 2 0 0%
Hague and London Oil Plc 3 0 0% 1 0 0%
Hardy Oil & Gas Plc 2 0 0% 2 0 0%
IGas Energy 5 0 0% 1 0 0%
Jersey Oil and Gas Plc 5 0 0% 3 0 0%
JKX Oil & Gas Plc 5 0 0% 3 0 0%
Nostra Terra Oil & Gas Company Plc 3 0 0% 1 0 0%
President Energy Plc 4 0 0% 2 0 0%
RusPetro Plc 2 0 0% 2 0 0%
Sirius Petroleum Plc 6 0 0% 3 0 0%
Solo Oil Plc 4 0 0% 1 0 0%
Sound Oil Plc 4 0 0% 2 0 0%
Sterling Energy Plc 4 0 0% 1 0 0%
The Parkmead Group Plc 4 0 0% 2 0 0%
Tower Resources Plc 3 0 0% 1 0 0%
UK Oil & Gas Investments Plc 4 0 0% 2 0 0%
Union Jack Oil Plc 4 0 0% 2 0 0%
Victoria Oil & Gas Plc 5 0 0% 3 0 0%
Repsol Sinopec 5 0 0% 5 0 0%
Gazprom Marketing and Trading 2 0 0% 2 0 0%
Total 542 113 224 28
Companies highlighted in dark grey on the top-left side are the largest employers listed making up an estimated 80% of those directly employed in the sector.
Green percentage figures meet the Davies 2020 33% target of women on their boards or PfW 2030 30% target of women on their executive boards.
Amber shows companies that have at least one female board member, but do not meet the above targets.
Red shows where there are no women on the boards.
Data gathered by PwC and correct as at 3 April 2020. Criteria: company is a significant employer in the UK energy sector, listed on the London Stock Exchange or headquartered in the UK.

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