Achieving 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.
When the Society signed up to the Charter in 2019, we set out, subject to the considerations above, to:
Each year as part of our annual planning cycle we challenge ourselves to review our targets and, considering the progress made in 2022, where we improved our representation of females in senior leadership to 40% from 39.4% we increased our target for 2023. This year we agreed a considerably higher target.
The revised target was:
We are pleased to announce that at the point of reporting our results we had achieved this target.
Whilst we continue to make good progress in addressing the gender imbalance in our senior leaders, we still believe that there is much more to be done before we achieve parity, and we will maintain our focus on this key area until there is no longer under-representation of women in senior leadership.
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