Board diversity in AIM and small-cap companies

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Company Matters, our secretarial team, launched their first report exploring diversity within the boards of AIM and FTSE small cap companies.

Our first Ahead event of 2020 featured our own Caroline Emmett and Paul Johnston, in association with governance and diversity consultant Dr Scarlett Brown.

Our three speakers took our 80+ guests through the highlights of their research into board diversity within smaller UK companies.

We can now share the results of the research in it's first-of-its-kind report.

For example did you know that:

  • Just 15 per cent of directors in AIM UK 50 are women
  • Only five per cent of executive directors in the FTSE SMC 100 are women
  • 42 per cent of the AIM UK 50 and eight per cent of the FTSE SMC 100 don’t mention board diversity in their annual report

So, now we know the facts, what next?

'We hope this report leads to meaningful conversations and then to meaningful actions. We're only just getting started; join the debate, share success and don't aspire to change, be the change'