Lygon Group was one of the firms consulted on Lord Davies’ voluntary Executive Search Code of Conduct for Women on Boards (a copy of which can be found here), and we have signed up to it. As a firm, Lygon is committed to working on the appointment of high calibre executive and non-executive directors and we work with our clients to improve the diversity of experience, skill set and gender on their boards.
In the 12 months ending December 2017, one third of all of our appointments were women. In terms of non-executive appointments, 41% of our appointments were women.
From 1 October 2012, companies have been required to report annually on boardroom diversity policies, including gender, and on any measurable objectives that the board has set for implementing the policy as well as the progress it had made in achieving the objectives. Diversity of the board, including gender, are one of the factors to be considered when evaluating the board’s effectiveness.
Women now account for 27.6% of directors in the FTSE 100 and 22.4% of directors in the FTSE 250 (as at 1 August 2017).* Click here to see female representation on boards of FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 companies by industry.
In all our board and executive recruiting, we ensure that candidates are drawn from broad and diverse backgrounds and that our long lists include qualified candidates, encouraging sufficient diversity, including gender and race. Lygon Group supports the work of the 30% Club, was one of the firm consulted by Lord Davies and has signed up to the Davies Committee’s voluntary Executive Search Code of Conduct for Women on Boards.
As an employer, we are committed to creating an inclusive working environment where everyone has the opportunity to succeed without obstacles based on their gender, marital and civil partnership status, race, colour, national or ethnic origin, social or economic background, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation, age or any other bias. We believe in equal opportunities in all aspects of employment and avoiding unlawful discrimination at work.
*Data provided by Boardex; data correct as at 1 August 2017.