Number of FTSE 100 ethnic minority CEOs rises as board representation improves

Parker Review

Valeria Martinez
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The number of ethnic minority chief executive officers in FTSE 100 companies nearly doubled in the last year, as representation in boards slightly improved.

According to the latest Parker Review, the number of ethnic minority CEOs in the blue-chip index has risen from seven in 2022 to 12 in 2023, as the number of ethnic minority chairs rose from six to seven.  The review, carried jointly with the Department for Business and Trade, found that people with ethnic minority backgrounds now hold 19% of all director positions in the FTSE 100, a rise of one percentage point from the previous year. The release also shows an increase in the number of companies with more than one ethnic minority director, from 49 in 2022 to 56 in 2023. Parker Rev...

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