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The Tyson report

The Tyson Report was commissioned by the Department of Trade & Industry (DTI) following the publication of the Higgs Review of the role and effectiveness of non-executive directors in January 2003.


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Review of the combined code: Higgs, Smith and Tyson

An introduction to governance for directors and executives. Chapter 5 looks at corporate governance in the UK and summarises the Higgs, Smith and Tyson reports and the review of the Combined Code.

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Online articles

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Ethnic diversity on top corporate boards: a resource dependency perspective

Val Singh examines the presence of ethnic minority directors on FTSE 100 company boards following the 2003 Higgs Review and subsequent 2003 Tyson Report, which both recommended recruiting talented non-executive directors with diverse backgrounds.

Local knowledge advances women's access to corporate boards

A comparison of the status of women on corporate boards in regions of the United States and around the world.

Diversity is the key to reaching wider audience

A report from the dean of London Business School, Laura Tyson, shows that women account for just 11% of non-executive directors at the biggest FTSE 100 firms, 8% at FTSE 250 firms, and 4% at small, quoted companies.

Useful links

Women on boards 
Independent review into female representation on UK corporate boards by Lord Davies of Abersoch, published in February 2011 by the BIS. The recommendations include that UK listed companies in the FTSE 100 should be aiming for a minimum of 25% female board member representation by 2015.

Further resources

See the dedicated pages on boardroom diversity and the Women on boards report

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