While there has been a dip in the number of female Chief Financial Officers in the FTSE 100 this year, there has been a significant increase in the number for the FTSE 250 since 2015 and therefore the FTSE 350 as a whole. Mid-year figures for the Hampton-Alexander Review released last Wednesday showed that 29% of all FTSE 100 board positions are now held by women, up from 12.5% in 2011.
The Review has launched an online portal for all FTSE 350 companies to submit wider female leadership data. This will track progress against 2017’s extended targets for 33% of women across the Executive Committee and their Direct Reports. These targets will help ensure there is a sustainable pipeline of women for all FTSE 100 board roles including finance chief roles.