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Board diversity articles

Articles and features from the ICAEW on board diversity.

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PRA urges boards to diversify

11 March 2020: the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) has sent a letter to Solvency II insurers, large non-directive firms and capital requirement regulation firms, to stress the importance of boardroom diversity.

More to do as boards hit gender targets one year early

Julia Root-Gutteridge London Accountant March 2020

Despite London-listed companies hitting the one third target of women on their boards, the number of women in senior roles such as finance director remains below target, while progress on ethnic diversity is equally slow, writes Julia Root Gutteridge of the ICAEW Business Team.

More to do as boards hit gender targets one year early

Julia Root-Gutteridge London Accountant March 2020

Despite London-listed companies hitting the one third target of women on their boards, the number of women in senior roles such as finance director remains below target, while progress on ethnic diversity is equally slow, writes Julia Root Gutteridge of the ICAEW Business Team.

Gender imbalance: bridging the boardroom gap

5 February 2020: while last year saw a record number of women on FTSE 350 boards, closing the gender pay gap is not a straightforward task. What can businesses do to address gender imbalances and why does it make good business sense to do so?

Women more likely to be on several boards than men

8 January 2020: being overboarded – or serving on more than three corporate boards – is emerging as a women’s issue. In MSCI’s Women on Boards 2019 Progress Report, 22% of women were found to be overboarded compared with 12% of men.

Seven reasons why a board role can boost your career

Julia Root-Gutteridge London Accountant

The chief executive of Women on Boards UK recently told ICAEW members about the seven ways in which early board roles can boost careers. Julia Root-Gutteridge, ICAEW’s Board Effectiveness manager, reports.

Seven reasons why a board role can boost your career

There is a lot of focus on how to get non-executive director (NED) positions on corporate boards and the best way to build a portfolio career – but many professionals don’t realise the value of laying the groundwork for success at this level much earlier in their careers.

The diversity necessity in Sport

The Football Association (FA) recently announced a new set of rules to supplement their current diversity and inclusion scheme, the three-year ‘In Pursuit of Progress’ plan.

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