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FTSE 100 and FTSE 250: Directors

House of Lords written question – answered on 13th March 2014.

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Photo of Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what were the numbers and percentages of female and male executive directors in (1) FTSE-100, and (2) FTSE-250 companies for each of the years for which statistics are available from 1997 until the present.

Photo of Viscount Younger of Leckie Viscount Younger of Leckie The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

We have the statistics for the following years.

FTSE 100
Year No of women executive directors Percentage of total executive directors No of companies with no female executive
2013 18 5.8% 83
2012 20 6.6% 83
2011 (02/11/11) 16 6.1% 84
2010 18 5.5% 84
2009 17 5.2% 85
2008 17 4.8% 84
2007 13 3.6% 89
2006 15 3.8% 87
2005 14 3.4% 89
2004 17 4.1% 87
2003 17 3.7% 87
2002 15 3.0% 88
FTSE 250
Year No of women executive directors Percentage of total executive directors No of companies with no female executive
2007 29 3.9% 231
2008 27 3.9% 227
2009 25 3.8% 227
2010 27 4.2% 226
2011 (02/11/11) 27 4.4% 226

The figures were obtained from Cranfield School of Management.

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