The Davies report (2015) recommends that FTSE 350 boards have at least 33% women on their boards by 2020 and Hampton-Alexander (2016) recommend for the FTSE100 that the executive pipeline (executive committee member and their direct reports) have at least 33% women by 2020.
The latest Hampton Alexander Review (November 2018) reports that the number of women in the FTSE100 executive pipeline rose to 27% in 2018, up from 25.2% in 2017. For the FTSE250 there was a marginal increase from 24% to 24.9%. When it comes to women on boards, the number now stands at 30.2% for FTSE100 companies and 24.9% for FTSE250 companies.
The Review also reports that “the number of women in FTSE 350 Chair roles remains flat at 22 – and the number of women in CEO roles is this year even lower at just 12 and down from 15 this time last year.”
UK energy sector:
Our own analysis shows that, as at Q1 2019, 42% of the UK’s top 80 energy companies have no women on their boards. Women still occupy only 16% of board seats (up from 13% in 2018) and 6% of executive board positions (no improvement on 2018).