Should we worry about the method in which a company meets its diversity targets? Surely, the important issue is that the targets are being met.
A report from the Quoted Companies Alliance, Norman Broadbent and BDO, however, demonstrates that the UK's largest companies are meeting diversity targets by appointing more women as non-executive directors, yet the number of women appointed as directors is failing to keep pace.
FTSE 100 firms having more females in the boardroom whether non-executive or executive directors is to be applauded, but there is still a long way to go until there is equal representation in the boardroom.
UK’s largest companies are meeting Lord Davies’ diversity targets by appointing more women as non-executive directors, it has emerged, but they are still failing to make the same progress on female representation among company directors. According to a report from the Quoted Companies Alliance, headhunter Norman Broadbent, and accountancy firm BDO, FTSE 100 firms now have more than three non-execs (NEDs) for every executive director, up from just two in 2010, and are seeking to get more and more women into these roles.