Posted by AdviserDirect on 05/16/2019

UK energy companies fail to promote women to executive roles

UK energy companies fail to promote women to executive roles

Leading UK energy companies are failing to promote women into senior roles, figures show.

Just 6% of executive board seats are filled by women, and 42% of major energy firms have no women on their boards at all.

Ineos, at the forefront of fracking in the UK, is the best-known company with no women on its board in any position, although many other smaller companies also have no female representation.

However, leading energy companies are also failing to drive up the numbers of senior women. BP has no female executive board members, and of its 14 board members, five are women.

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