Women in Finance

Lisa Davis, Chief Human Resources Officer

As the Senior Executive responsible for gender diversity at the Skipton, I’m pleased to confirm that we’ve signed up to the Women in Finance Charter. At the heart of the Charter there’s a simple message that Skipton shares - that a balanced and inclusive workforce is good for business. We firmly believe that diversity of thought leads to improved innovation and better decisions, and we’ve agreed to the following pledges:

  • to have one member of our senior executive team who is responsible and accountable for gender diversity and inclusion.
  • to set an internal numerical objective for gender diversity at a senior management level and a year to aim for.
  • to publish progress annually against the objective(s).
  • to have an intention to ensure the pay of the senior executive team is linked to delivery against the internal objectives on gender diversity.

Skipton's Pledges

Achieving a diversity and balance of skills, independence and experience shall be the key determinant of any new appointment to your Board, Executive and Senior leadership teams where selection of the most suitable candidate will be paramount.

No candidate shall be discriminated against on grounds of gender, marital status, race, ethnic origin, colour, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, religion, age, social circumstances or any other factor.

Realising the benefits of gender diversity, the Society will endeavour, subject to the considerations above, to:

  • maintain at least 33% male and at least 33% female representation at board level
  • achieve and maintain a rolling average of at least 37% male and at least 37% female representation across the combined Executive and Senior leadership teams, by end of 2020.

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