United Kingdom

The 30% Club launched in the UK in 2010 with a goal of achieving a minimum of 30% women on FTSE-100 boards - currently the figure stand at 26% up from 12.5%. Accelerated progress has been achieved through the leadership of Chairs and CEOs, our Members.

As of 2016, we have extended the scope of our original target and the goal is now a minimum of 30% women on FTSE-350 boards by 2020 (currently at 22.2%). In tandem with this - and in order to ensure that this 30% remains sustainable - we are also aiming to reach a minimum of 30% women on Executive Committees of FTSE-100 companies by 2020 (currently at circa 15%).

UK membership is open to Chairs and CEOs of listed companies, Managing Partners of professional services firms, and heads of public sector organisations and academic institutions, as well as non-listed companies on a case by case basis based on size and strategic fit.

Download our information booklet

View our Fifth Annual 30% Club Chairs' Event:

View Mark Wilson's thoughts on signing up to the Executive Committee commitment outlined by the 30% Club in his capacity as Group CEO of Aviva plc (the first FTSE 100 CEO to lend his name to the campaign): 
 

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Members


  • FTSE-100 

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    John Allan

    Chair

    Tesco plc/ Barratt Developments plc/ London First

  • FTSE-100 

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    Richard Baker

    Chair

    Whitbread

  • FTSE-100 

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    John Barton

    Chair

    Catlin Group/ EasyJet/ Next

  • FTSE-100 

    Donald Brydon

    Chair

    London Stock Exchange/ Sage

  • FTSE-100 

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    Dame Alison Carnwath

    Chair

    Land Securities

  • FTSE-100 

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    Sir Roger Carr

    Chair

    BAE Systems

  • FTSE-100 

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    Stuart Chambers

    Chair

    ARM Holdings/ Rexam

  • FTSE-100 

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    Andrew Duff

    Chair

    Severn Trent/ Elementis

  • FTSE-100 

    Ian Davis

    Chair

    Rolls Royce

  • FTSE-100 

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    Sir Charles Dunstone

    Chair

    Dixons Carphone/ TalkTalk

  • FTSE-100 

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    Douglas Flint

    Chair

    HSBC Holdings

  • FTSE-100 

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    Sir Peter Gershon

    Chair

    National Grid/Tate & Lyle

  • FTSE-100 

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    John Gildersleeve

    Chair

    British Land

  • FTSE-100 

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    Sir Gerry Grimstone

    Chair

    Standard Life

  • FTSE-100 

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    Rick Haythornthwaite

    Chair

    Centrica

  • FTSE-100 

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    Sir Philip Hampton

    Chair

    GlaxoSmithKline

  • FTSE-100 

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    Andrew Higginson

    Chair

    Wm Morrison/ N Brown

  • FTSE-100 

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    Dr Franz Humer

    Chair

    Diageo

  • FTSE-100 

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    Susan Kilsby

    Chair

    Shire

  • FTSE-100 

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    John McFarlane

    Chair

    Barclays/ FirstGroup/ The CityUK

  • FTSE-100 

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    Sir Adrian Montague

    Chair

    Aviva Investors

  • FTSE-100 

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    Glen Moreno

    Chair

    Virgin Money plc

  • FTSE-100 

    Patrick O’Sullivan

    Chair

    Old Mutual

  • FTSE-100 

    Sir John Parker

    Chair

    Anglo American/ Ombu/ Pennon

  • FTSE-100 

    Sir John Peace

    Chair

    Burberry Group/ Standard Chartered

  • FTSE-100 

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    Sir Michael Rake

    Chair

    BT Group

  • FTSE-100 

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    John Stewart

    Chair

    Legal & General Group

  • FTSE-100 

    Carl-Henric Svanberg

    Chair

    AB Volvo/ BP

  • FTSE-100 

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    Robert Swannell

    Chair

    M&S / Shareholder Executive

  • FTSE-100 

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    Sidney Taurel

    Chair

    Pearson

  • FTSE-100 

    Michael Treschow

    Chair

    Unilever

  • FTSE-100 

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    David Tyler

    Chair

    Hammerson / Sainsbury's

  • FTSE-100 

    Mark Wilson

    CEO

    Aviva

  • FTSE-250 

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    Dame Helen Alexander

    Chair

    UBM

  • FTSE-250 

    Charles Berry

    Chair

    Senior/ Weir

  • FTSE-250 

    Allan Cook

    Chair

    WS Atkins/ SEMTA

  • FTSE-250 

    Geoffrey Cooper

    Chair

    Bourne Leisure/ Card Factory/ Truth Corps

  • FTSE-250 

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    Ian Durant

    Chair

    Greggs/ Capco

  • FTSE-250 

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    Anita Frew

    Chair

    Croda International

  • FTSE-250 

    Stephen Koseff

    CEO

    Investec

  • FTSE-250 

    Paul Lester

    Chair

    JohnLaing Fund/ Signia Wealth/ Parabis/ Knight Square Holdings/Greenenergy/Essentra

  • FTSE-250 

    Greg Lock

    Chair

    Computacenter

  • FTSE-250 

    Frank Meysman

    Chair

    Thomas Cook Group

  • FTSE-250 

    Preben Prebensen

    CEO

    Close Brothers Group

  • FTSE-250 

    Sir Nigel Rudd

    Chair

    BAA/ Business Growth Fund/ Heathrow Airport/ Meggitt

  • FTSE-250 

    Martin Thomas

    CEO

    Lancashire Holdings

  • PSF 

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    John Banister

    Managing Partner

    Wiggin

  • PSF 

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    Mark Bomer

    Senior Partner

    BDO

  • PSF 

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    William Boss

    Chair

    King & Wood Mallesons

  • PSF 

    Marcus Bowman

    Managing Partner

    Holman Fenwick Willan LLP

  • PSF 

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    Edward Braham

    Senior Partner

    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

  • PSF 

    Michael Chissick

    Managing Partner

    FieldFisher

  • PSF 

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    Jeremy Cohen

    CEO

    Dentons

  • PSF 

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    Simon Collins

    Chair

    KPMG

  • PSF 

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    David Cruickshank

    Chair

    Deloitte

  • PSF 

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    Fiona Dunsire

    CEO

    Mercer UK

  • PSF 

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    Robert Elliott

    Chair

    Linklaters

  • PSF 

    Richard Foley

    Managing Partner

    Pinsent Masons

  • PSF 

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    Michael Francies

    Managing Partner

    Weil, Gotshal & Manges

  • PSF 

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    Charlie Geffen

    Chair

    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

  • PSF 

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    Christine Hodgson

    Chair

    CapGemini / The Careers & Enterprise Company

  • PSF 

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    David Hudd

    Deputy CEO

    Hogan Lovells

  • PSF 

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    Matthew Layton

    Managing Partner

    Clifford Chance

  • PSF 

    Lisa Mayhew

    Managing Partner

    Berwin Leighton Paisner

  • PSF 

    Mike McTighe

    Chair

    WYG plc

  • PSF 

    Steve Mitchener

    CEO

    NTT DATA UK

  • PSF 

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    David Morley

    Senior Partner

    Allen & Overy

  • PSF 

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    Chris Osborne

    Co-Chair

    FTI Consulting

  • PSF 

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    Stephen Parish

    Managing Partner

    Norton Rose Fulbright

  • PSF 

    Dr Ann Olivarius

    CEO

    McAllisterOlivarius

  • PSF 

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    Nick Owen

    Chair

    Deloitte UK

  • PSF 

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    Ian Powell

    Chair

    PwC

  • PSF 

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    Paul Rawlinson

    Managing Partner

    Baker & McKenzie

  • PSF 

    Christopher Saul

    Senior Partner

    Slaughter and May

  • PSF 

    Paul Smith

    Chair

    Eversheds

  • PSF 

    Alexander Y. Thomas

    Partner

    Reed Smith

  • PSF 

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    Ben Tidswell

    Chair

    Ashurst

  • PSF 

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    Steve Varley

    Chair

    EY

  • PSF 

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    Penelope Warne

    Chair

    CMS Cameron McKenna

  • Financial 

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    Nicolas Aubert

    CEO

    Willis Towers Watson GB

  • Financial 

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    Mark Austen

    Chair

    LV= Asset Management

  • Financial 

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    Sir Brian Bender

    Chair

    London Metal Exchange

  • Financial 

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    James Bardrick

    Country Officer

    Citi

  • Financial 

    Ana Botín

    Chair

    Santander

  • Financial 

    Roger Cobley

    Stamford Associates

  • Financial 

    Michael Cole-Fontayn

    BNY Mellon EMEA

  • Financial 

    Noreen Doyle

    Credit Suisse International

  • Financial 

    Sian Fisher

    CEO

    Chartered Insurance Institute

  • Financial 

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    Karin Forseke

    Sisters Capital

  • Financial 

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    Euan Fraser

    Alpha Financial Markets Consulting

  • Financial 

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    Hans Georgeson

    Managing Director

    Architas

  • Financial 

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    Richard Gnodde

    Chair

    Goldman Sachs International

  • Financial 

    Bill Gourlay

    CEO

    Idea Group

  • Financial 

    John Heaps

    Chair

    Yorkshire Building Society

  • Financial 

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    Lady Barbara Judge

    Judge

    Institute of Directors/ Pension Protection Fund

  • Financial 

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    Rich Laxer

    CEO

    GE Capital International

  • Financial 

    Julie Meyer

    Chair

    Ariadne Capital

  • Financial 

    Helena Morrissey

    Chair

    Investment Association

  • Financial 

    John Nelson

    Chair

    Lloyd’s of London

  • Financial 

    Baron David de Rothschild

    Chair

    Rothschild

  • Financial 

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    Sir Simon Robertson

    Founder

    Simon Robertson Associates

  • Financial 

    William Rucker

    Chair

    Lazard/ Crest Nicholson

  • Financial 

    Andrew Sibbald

    Vice Chair

    Evercore

  • Financial 

    Paul Smith

    Chair

    CFA Institute

  • Financial 

    Sir David Walker

    Chair

    Winton Capital Group

  • Financial 

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    Bob Wigley

    Chair

    Tantalum Corporation

  • Financial 

    Roger Yates

    Chair

    Pioneer Investments

  • Executive Search 

    Chris Cooke

    CEO

    NP Group

  • Executive Search 

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    Karen B. Greenbaum

    Chair

    AESC

  • Executive Search 

    Brian Hamill

    Chair

    Redgrave Partners

  • Executive Search 

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    James Haspel

    Managing Partner

    J.D.Haspel

  • Executive Search 

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    Sharon Mullen

    Founder

    Mullwood Partnership

  • Comms/ Media 

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    Sir Alan Parker

    Chair

    Brunswick

  • Comms/ Media 

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    Debbie Klein

    Chair

    Engine Group

  • Comms/ Media 

    Hugh Morrisson

    Managing Partner

    Montfort Commuications

  • Comms/ Media 

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    Clare Parsons

    Chair

    Lansons

  • Corporate 

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    Shoshana Clark Stewart

    CEO

    Turquoise Mountain

  • Corporate 

    Miranda Curtis

    Chair

    Waterstone’s

  • Corporate 

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    Dr Jeremy Farrar

    Director

    Wellcome Trust

  • Corporate 

    Robert Gillespie

    Chair

    Boat Race Company

  • Corporate 

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    Peter Hickson

    Chair

    Chemring

  • Corporate 

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    Brent Hoberman

    Chair

    Mydeco/ made.com

  • Corporate 

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    Sir George Iacobescu CBE

    Chair & CEO

    Canary Wharf Group

  • Corporate 

    Tessa Laws

    Solicitor

    Bagir

  • Corporate 

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    Lord Leitch

    Chair

    Bupa/ Intrinsic Financial Services/ FNZ

  • Corporate 

    Sir Charlie Mayfield

    Chair

    John Lewis/ UK Commission for Employment and Skills

  • Corporate 

    Ahmed Mazhari

    Chair

    Genpact

  • Corporate 

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    Andrew Morrison

    President

    Xerox UK Limited

  • Corporate 

    James Muir

    Head of Group Sales

    Volkswagen

  • Corporate 

    Peter Norris

    Chair

    Virgin Holdings

  • Corporate 

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    Alex Ricard

    Chair & CEO

    Pernod Ricard

  • Corporate 

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    Debra Searle

    Founder

    MIX Diversity Developers

  • Corporate 

    Jduy Silber

    Canonical

  • Universities & HE 

    Apurv Bagri

    Chair

    London Business School

  • Universities & HE 

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    Sir Leszek Borysiewicz

    V-C

    University of Cambridge

  • Universities & HE 

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    Dame Glynis Breakwell

    V-C

    University of Bath

  • Universities & HE 

    Hazel Brooke

    Chair of Court

    Glasgow Caledonian University

  • Universities & HE 

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    Garry Coutts

    Chair of Court

    University of Highlands and Islands

  • Universities & HE 

    Ms Jennifer Craw

    Chair

    Robert Gordon University

  • Universities & HE 

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    Geoff Dawson

    Chair

    Sheffield Hallam University

  • Universities & HE 

    The Earl of Derby

    President

    University of Liverpoool

  • Universities & HE 

    Prof Alistair Fitt

    V-C

    Oxford Brookes University

  • Universities & HE 

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    Prof Simon Gaskell

    Principal

    Queen Mary London University

  • Universities & HE 

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    Muriel Gray

    Chair

    Glasgow School of Art

  • Universities & HE 

    Prof Sir David Greenaway

    V-C

    University of Nottingham

  • Universities & HE 

    Stephen Howlett

    Pro-Chancellor

    University of Greenwich

  • Universities & HE 

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    Peter Horrocks CBE

    V-C

    Open University

  • Universities & HE 

    Mark I’Anson

    Chair of Council

    University of Newcastle

  • Universities & HE 

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    Dame DeAnne Shirley Julius

    Chair of Council

    University College London

  • Universities & HE 

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    Prof Patrick Johnston

    V-C

    University of Queen's Belfast

  • Universities & HE 

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    Jane Kelly

    Chair

    Brunel University London

  • Universities & HE 

    Peter Kyle OBE

    Chair

    University of Westminster

  • Universities & HE 

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    Prof Koen Lamberts

    V-C

    University of York

  • Universities & HE 

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    Sir Moir Lockhead

    Senior Governor

    University of Aberdeen

  • Universities & HE 

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    Prof Max Lu

    V-C

    University of Surrey

  • Universities & HE 

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    Prof April McMahon

    V-C

    University of Aberystwyth

  • Universities & HE 

    Prof Anton Muscatelli

    V-C

    University of Glasgow

  • Universities & HE 

    Prof Paddy Nixon

    V-C

    University of Ulster

  • Universities & HE 

    Prof Andrea Nolan

    V-C

    Edinburgh Napier University

  • Universities & HE 

    Prof Tim O’Shea

    V-C

    University of Edinburgh

  • Universities & HE 

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    Prof Louise Richardson

    V-C

    University of Oxford

  • Universities & HE 

    Dr Gill Rider

    Chair of Council

    University of Southampton

  • Universities & HE 

    Prof Colin Riordan

    V-C

    University of Cardiff

  • Universities & HE 

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    Dame Nancy Rothwell

    V-C

    University of Manchester

  • Universities & HE 

    Eric Sanderson

    Chair of Court

    University of Dundee

  • Universities & HE 

    Fiona Sandford

    Chair of Court

    University of Stirling

  • Universities & HE 

    Prof Nigel Seaton

    V-C

    University of Abertay

  • Universities & HE 

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    Prof Christina Slade

    V-C

    University of Bath Spa

  • Universities & HE 

    Janet Swadling

    CEO

    Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC)

  • Universities & HE 

    Garry Taylor

    V-C

    University of St Andrews

  • Universities & HE 

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    Sir David Warren

    Chair of Council

    University of Kent

  • Universities & HE 

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    Barbara Wilding

    Chair

    Cardiff Metropolitan University

  • Public Sector 

    Sir James Bevan

    CEO

    Environment Agency

  • Public Sector 

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    Sir Win Bischoff

    Chair

    Financial Reporting Council/ JP Morgan Securities

  • Public Sector 

    Tracey Bleakley

    CEO

    Hospice UK

  • Public Sector 

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    Lesley Cowley

    Chair

    DVLA

  • Public Sector 

    Martin Donnelly

    Permanent Secretary

    Department for Business, Innovation & Skills

  • Public Sector 

    Nathan Elvery

    CEO

    London Borough of Croydon

  • Public Sector 

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    John Griffith-Jones

    Chair

    Financial Conduct Authority

  • Public Sector 

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    Dame Deirdre Hutton

    Chair

    Civil Aviation Authority

  • Public Sector 

    Sir Bob Kerslake

    Chair

    King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

  • Public Sector 

    Stephen Lovegrove

    Permanent Secretary

    Ministry of Defense

  • Public Sector 

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    Sir Nicholas Montagu

    Chair

    Financial Ombudsman/ Queen Mary University London, CUC

  • Public Sector 

    Nicky Morgan

    Secretary of State for Education

    Minister for Women and Equalities

  • Public Sector 

    Mark Neale

    CEO

    Financial Services Compensation Scheme

  • Public Sector 

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    Andrew Parker

    Head

    MI5

  • Public Sector 

    Philip Rutnam

    Permanent Secretary

    Department for Transport

  • Ambassador 

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    Robin Buchanan

    Formerly PageGroup

  • Ambassador 

    David Childs

    Formerly Clifford Chance

  • Ambassador 

    Ian Dormer

    Formerly Institute of Directors

  • Ambassador 

    Douglas Ferrans

    Formerly IMA

  • Ambassador 

    Sir Ian Gibson

    Formerly Wm Morrison

  • Ambassador 

    Tony Hobson

    Formerly Sage

  • Ambassador 

    Sir David Lees

    Formerly Court of The Bank of England

  • Ambassador 

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    Sir Nicholas Macpherson

    Formerly HM Treasury

  • Ambassador 

    Sir Richard Olver

    Formerly BAE Systems

  • Ambassador 

    Jonathan Scott

    Formerly Herbert Smith Freehills

  • Ambassador 

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    Debbie White

    Formerly Sodexo

Steering Committee

The 30% Club is run by a Steering Committee that is made up of senior men and women who volunteer their time and skills.

  • FOUNDER 

    Helena Morrissey

    Newton Investment Management

  • GLOBAL CHAIR 

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    Brenda Trenowden

    ANZ

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    Karin Barnick

    Korn Ferry

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    Tamara Box

    Reed Smith

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    Jo Bostock

    Women’s Sport Trust

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    Diana Brightmore-Armour

    ANZ

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    Jamie Brookes

    Burnt Cake Media

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    Caroline Carr

    Goldman Sachs

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    Gay Collins

    Montfort Communications

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    Pavita Cooper

    More Difference

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    Niamh Corbett

    Board Intelligence

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    Melissa Di Donato

    Salesforce

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    Liz Dimmock

    Women Ahead

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    Mary FitzPatrick

    GE Capital

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    Melanie Gee

    Lazard

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    Deborah Gilshan

    Railpen Investments

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    Katushka Giltsoff

    Miles Partnership

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    Baroness Mary Goudie

    Labour peer

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    Vimi Grewal-Carr

    Deloitte

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    Claudia Harris

    Careers & Enterprise Company

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    Francoise Higson

    ANZ

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    Emma Howard Boyd

    Environment Agency

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    Nick Jarman

    PwC

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    Claudia Kohler

    Newton Investment Management

  • DEPUTY CHAIR 

    Emily Lawson

    Kingfisher

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    Avril Martindale

    Freshfields

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    Heather McGregor

    Taylor Bennett

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    Elizabeth Passey

    J. Stern & Company

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    Anne Richards

    M&G Investments

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    Melanie Richards

    KPMG

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    Henrietta Royle

    British Bankers Association

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    Joanna Santinon

    EY

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    Jane Scott

    Professional Boards Forum

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    Rachel Short

    Why Women Work

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    Claire Tracey

    Boston Consulting Group

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    Siân Westerman

    Rothschild

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    Sarah Wiggins

    Linklaters

Working groups

  • Automotive

    Main aims

    The Automotive working group is made up of MDs and CEOs from automotive manufacturing, retailing and supplier companies. Our aim is to fill at least 30% of key leadership positions in our organisations with women, from junior management to board level.

    We are implementing a four phase strategy:

    • Reach Out - we connect with young women in schools, universities and professional networks through speeches and career events, and offer work experience opportunities
    • Welcome In - we examine recruitment and selection practices for unconscious bias
    • Pull Through - we investigate ways to improve the rate of promotion of talented women
    • Hold On - we implement policies and practices to improve retention levels of women leaders

    We work in partnership with the charity Speakers for Schools and the Inspiring Women campaign, and we have support from members McKinsey, the Institute of the Motor Industry, and Loughborough University School of Business and Economics.

    contact

    julia@gaiainnovation.com

    Group leader

    Julia Muir

  • Balancing the Pyramid

    Main aims

    To accelerate the rate at which women progress through the pipeline to the C-Suite across corporate organisations (mostly FTSE 100).

    contact

    pavita@moredifference.com
    claire@moredifference.com
    connie.lo@accenture.com
    rachel.short@whywomenwork.com

    Group leader

    Pavita Cooper

  • Business Schools

    Main aims

    As part of The 30% Club ‘Balancing the Pyramid’ initiative which aims to encourage and increase the female gender balance at all organisational levels, we are establishing partnerships with a number of business schools globally to rectify the under-representation of women pursuing post-graduate management education by offering Women’s Scholarships. Through these partnerships we seek to build a continuum of change from schoolroom to boardroom, helping women to make the decision to undertake further education, supporting them through the application process, providing them with a mentor during the programme and highlighting the successes and high return on investment afterwards. For further detail please click here.

    contact

    jacqueline.keogh@westernunion.com

    Group leader

    Jackie Keogh

  • Communications

    Main aims

    The Communications group seeks to maximise the profile and reach of the 30% Club through a coordinated and strategic communications programme; ensure our global reputation is managed and protected.

    contact

    gay@gaycollins.co.uk
    jamie@burntcakemedia.com

    Group leader

    Gay Collins, Jamie Brookes

  • Cross-Company Mentoring

    Main aims

    The objective of the 30% Club’s mentoring scheme is to offer and facilitate a cross-company, cross-sector mentoring programme that will complement existing schemes in the UK market and within individual organisations. The ultimate goal is to broaden the pipeline of female talent coming through participating organisations and make a step change to the number of women attaining senior leadership roles in their respective organisations.

    Now in its third year in the UK, the initiative has had tremendous success – this scheme represents the power of mentoring at its best. The cross-company mentoring scheme has recently extended to help build the pipeline and parity of women on sports boards, and now matches women leaders working in sporting organisations with male and female mentors who are leaders of corporate organisations. 

    Barring exceptional circumstances, we ask that organisations wishing to participate contribute a subscription fee in-line with the number of participants ranging from £4,000 to £8,000. The maximum number of pairs that can participate from each organisation is 30. On the cross-company scheme only, mentors and mentees be in equal numbers. Current cohort comprises 640 participants across 48 organisations. To watch a clip of this year's launch event please click here. For more detailed information please click here and to request our scheme literature please contact Francoise Higson.

    contact

    francoise.higson@anz.com

    Group leader

    Francoise Higson

  • Higher Education

    Main aims

    The Higher Education group focuses on diversity in universities and higher education establishments to encourage a pooling of ideas across both the corporate and the higher education sectors to reduce the gender gap across governing bodies and faculties, as well as to analyse and act to improve the experiences of female students.

    Please click here for a copy of the Think Future Study report, commissioned to better understand how university shapes career perceptions and trajectories and whether these vary depending on gender or socio-economic background. The report gives a current perspective on how universities can support Generation Z as they head towards the next stage of their lives, how businesses can best appeal to a generation with different expectations and aspirations and how to nurture this emerging talent stream.

    For an overview of our activities please click here for a copy of our most recent newsletter.
     

    contact

    francoise.higson@anz.com

    Group leader

    Anne Richards, Elizabeth Passey

  • International

    Main aims

    Assisting and advising international 30% Club groups on how best to get started; ensuring global consistency and adherence to the 30% Club brand and philosophy.

    contact

    marygoudie@hotmail.com

    Group leader

    Baroness Mary Goudie

  • Investors

    Main aims

    The 30% Club believes that it is important for investors to take into account the proportion of women on boards, when considering company reporting and appointments to the board. Thirty per cent is the figure widely agreed to mark the stage at which contributions of the minority group cease being representative of that particular group and start to be judged on their own merit – in other words, critical mass is achieved. We believe that once 30% is reached, the culture and practices of the board will have changed significantly and as a consequence, further progress towards true balance will naturally follow. The purpose of the group is to help coordinate the investment community’s approach to the issue, in particular:

    • to explain the investment case for more diverse boards and executive committees (and workforce in general?)
    • to encourage all investors to engage on the issue of board diversity with chairmen and management teams; and
    • to consider the issue when voting on the Report & Accounts and the appointment and re-election of board members.

    contact

    emma.howard.boyd@me.com
    Deborah.Gilshan@rpmi.co.uk

    Group leader

    Emma Howard Boyd & Deborah Gilshan

  • Professional Services Firms

    Main aims

    The Professional Services Firms’ Initiative is a group of 22 firms who work together to consider ways in which we can support efforts towards increasing gender balance in law firms, accountancy and consultancy. Set up in 2012, in partnership with McKinsey & Co, the group published a study on gender balance at senior levels in these firms. The study revealed that the lower representation of women at senior levels was not driven by disproportionate attrition rates but rather the rate of promotion. The report was a call to action and the group subsequently has focussed on three key areas of sponsorship, work allocation and agile working to develop a common perspective on these issues and provide practical guidance to firms. More recently, the group continues to expand its areas of focus, looking at the female Millenial perspective on the three focus areas and more broadly their experience of professional services firms. Please see this short film about the about the PSF initiative:

     

    contact

    ​caroline.carr@gs.com

    Group leader

    Caroline Carr

  • Speakers for Schools Partnership

    Main aims

    In January 2015, the 30% Club launched its collaboration with Speakers for Schools, a charity that organises free talks from eminent professionals and academics for state secondary schools and colleges, by delivering a series of over 20 talks from top business leaders, encouraging girls to see their potential in leadership positions. A host of leading industry executives gave the talks on the theme of ‘Equality Across the Board’ to teenagers to help encourage and make them aware that opportunities and workplaces are changing, especially for women, and gender should not prevent them from fulfilling their aspirations. This programme further develops the 30% Club’s ‘Schoolroom to Boardroom’ campaign, which aims to support young women prior to starting their career, and we warmly encourage our Members to sign up to the initiative and go out to speak in schools.

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    contact

    emma.howard.boyd@me.com
    info@30percentclub.org

    Group leader

    Emma Howard Boyd

  • Sport & Business

    Main aims

    To forge strong connections between sport and business as a way of accelerating progress towards gender equity by:

    • Increasing the representation of women leaders in sport and developing the talent pipeline.
    • Creating opportunities to raise the visibility of female sporting role models
    • Changing the funding landscape of women’s sport by stimulating greater commercial investment
    • Improving the media coverage of women in sport and women’s sport.

    contact

    rebecca@women-ahead.org

    Group leader

    Liz Dimmock & Jo Bostock

  • Technology

    Main aims

    The main goal of the Technology group is to positively influence girls and women at all levels in their career to develop, grow and further their professional journey within the technology / IT industry. We are hoping that by staying within the industry and continually developing their career, the number of women leaders will continue to increase in tech companies and IT roles thereby offering greater opportunities to fill board positions in tech companies.

    contact

    mdidonato@salesforce.com

    Group leader

    Melissa Di Donato

  • Women for Media

    Main aims

    Women for Media is a database of female leaders in business, finance, government and not-for-profit sectors who are available for media comment on key topics of the day. The database directly connects journalists to these experts with the aim of raising women’s profiles and visibility throughout the media and beyond, as well as providing journalists with easy access to senior female thought leaders. For more detailed information please see here

    contact

    wfm@30percentclub.org

    Group leader

    Niamh Corbett & Francoise Higson

Events


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  • Kindly hosted by the LTA, Roehampton

    Theme: Geraint Thomas will be delivering a session on personal brand.

  • Milton Court, Barbican

  • Kindly hosted by Deloitte, London

  • Kindly hosted by BDO, London

    Theme: tbc

  • Kindly hosted by the Canary Wharf Group at its fintech accelerator, ‘Level39’.

  • Kindly hosted by EY, London

    Theme: tbc

  • Kindly hosted by HSBC, London

  • Copthorne Tara Hotel, London Kensington

    Conference Dates: 14 - 15 March 2016
    Conference Title: Business empowerment, leadership and career advancement for women leaders, managers and next-generation leaders
    Speakers: 30% Club Steering Committee members speaking at the conference include Brenda Trenowden, Melanie Richards, Caroline Carr, Melissa Di Donato and Niamh Corbett.
    Registration: for further details and to register please click here
    Please note that an additional 10% discount on top of the Early Bird discount is availabole to 30% Club Members - please email  info@30percentclub.org to request the discount code.

  • Kindly hosted by Slaughter & May, London

    ​Theme: tbc

  • Kindly hosted by KPMG, London

  • Kindly hosted by HSBC, London

  • Kindly hosted by Freshfields, London

    Theme: Ego & Eco Intelligence
    Keynote speaker: Sharon Oliver – Ashridge Executive Education. Sharon holds an MA in Organisational Psychology. Her key areas of specialisation include: Developing internal resourcefulness, Managing emotional diet, Building HR capacity, Managing polarities, Discovering success DNA, Mindfulness, EQ and SQ, The Levity effect (fun and Laughter at work), Heart Intelligence, Women in Global Leadership. She is a Master Practitioner in NLP (neuro-linguistic programming).

    Rather than feeling that leaders have to have all the answers, and directing things from the outside through command and control, using their own ego strength and energy (ego-intelligent leaders), eco-intelligent leaders see themselves as catalysts within an inter-dependent eco-system. Sharon’s talk will explore how leaders can bring eco-intelligence to bear on their day-to-day work and create self-sustaining eco-systems where staff can find higher levels of self- expression and purpose.


     

  • The University Women's Club, London

  • Kindly hosted by Bloomberg, London

  • Kindly hosted by Linklaters, London

    Keynote speaker: Kathy Harvey - Director of Executive Degree Programmes and Executive MBA Director at Saïd Business School. Kathy was previously responsible for the design and development of postgraduate diplomas and open enrolment programmes within Executive Education, including an innovative Management Acceleration Programme for mid-career managers. She teaches crisis and stakeholder management and coaches participants.
    Kathy has over twenty years' experience of working for leading international organisations. Before joining Saïd Business School she worked as a journalist and consultant, coaching senior executives and leading the strategic development of executive programmes for managers across the private and public sectors. Her clients include investment banks, NHS trusts, government departments and professional associations.Kathy began her career working for the BBC as both a producer and reporter. She spent six years as a political correspondent, interviewing many leading political figures from Tony Blair, Margaret Thatcher and Gordon Brown, to Nelson Mandela and Gerry Adams. She has also worked as a commissioning editor for a UK national newspaper and has written for the Sunday Times, Financial Times and a variety of specialist publications.
    Theme: Networks and the ways in which we can create successful networks as a means of extending our influence and enhancing organisational effectiveness. Kathy will examine the ways to avoid gaps in all our networks and will offer the chance to think afresh about how to reach across boundaries to build lasting and powerful alliances.


     

  • Kindly hosted by Linklaters, London

    Keynote speaker: Kathy Harvey - Director of Executive Degree Programmes and Executive MBA Director at Saïd Business School. Kathy was previously responsible for the design and development of postgraduate diplomas and open enrolment programmes within Executive Education, including an innovative Management Acceleration Programme for mid-career managers. She teaches crisis and stakeholder management and coaches participants.
    Kathy has over twenty years' experience of working for leading international organisations. Before joining Saïd Business School she worked as a journalist and consultant, coaching senior executives and leading the strategic development of executive programmes for managers across the private and public sectors. Her clients include investment banks, NHS trusts, government departments and professional associations.Kathy began her career working for the BBC as both a producer and reporter. She spent six years as a political correspondent, interviewing many leading political figures from Tony Blair, Margaret Thatcher and Gordon Brown, to Nelson Mandela and Gerry Adams. She has also worked as a commissioning editor for a UK national newspaper and has written for the Sunday Times, Financial Times and a variety of specialist publications.
    ​Theme: Networks and the ways in which we can create successful networks as a means of extending our influence and enhancing organisational effectiveness. Kathy will examine the ways to avoid gaps in all our networks and will offer the chance to think afresh about how to reach across boundaries to build lasting and powerful alliances.

  • Oxford Brookes University, Oxford

  • Kindly hosted by Oliver Wyman, London

    Theme: Getting Things Done
    Keynote speaker: Judy Goldberg, Design and Delivery lead at Women Ahead and is a mentee masterclass on how to create space for your mentoring meetings, using the ground-breaking methodology Getting Things Done.

  • The University Women's Club, London

  • Milton Court, Barbican

  • Milton Court, Barbican

  • Kindly hosted by Reed Smith, London

    Lord Browne and Carolyn McCall will be discussing the challenges shared by female and LGBT executives on their leadership journeys. Former chief executive of BP and author of The Glass Closet, Lord Browne has become a key figure in making the business case for LGBT inclusion and as CEO of easyJet, Carolyn McCall is currently one of only six female CEOs of a FTSE100 company. The discussion will be facilitated by Paul Brand, Political Correspondent, ITV News.

  • Kindly hosted by EY, London

  • Kindly hosted by Deloitte, London

    ​For a copy of the event programme please click here. To view the short 30% Club film that was featured please click here.

  • The University Women's Club, London

  • Kindly hosted by J Stern & Co, London

  • The University Women's Club, London

  • Ham Yard Hotel, London

    Click here for event details.

  • Kindly hosted by Newton Investement Management, London

  • KPMG, London

  • Cambridge University, Cambridge

    Announcement of Student Aspiration Survey pilot results, please click here for a copy of the report.

  • 8 Northumberland Avenue, London

    Keynote speaker: Patsy Rodenberg, OBE

  • Said University, Oxford

  • London


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