Our commitment Women in Finance Charter
In 2016, we signed the UK HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter to further progress the gender agenda and work together to build a more balanced and fair industry.
The pledge includes:
- Having one member of our senior executive team who is responsible and accountable for gender diversity and inclusion
- Setting internal targets for gender diversity in our senior management
- Publishing progress annually against these targets in reports on our website
- Having an intention to ensure the pay of the senior executive team is linked to delivery against these internal targets on gender diversity
As part of our commitment to transparency, we have been publishing gender data annually for over 10 years. We will continue to publish progress annually against our gender targets as we believe this will help to increase accountability and drive the pace of change across the industry.
Since signing the Charter, we've seen a positive trend in female representation in our senior leadership roles, increasing from 25% to 28% at the end of 2018. This takes us closer towards our pledge of having women occupy 30% of the top four levels of senior roles in 2020.
We're proud of the progress that we have made to date but recognise there is more work to do.