It seems progress is still slow. Only five ethnic minority directors occupy a CEO position, down from six last year, and all of whom are men. Two occupy a chair role, one man and one woman, and four men occupy a CFO role.
“Our findings show that out of a total of 326 AIM UK 50 directors, 97% are white, as are 95% of those in the FTSE Small Cap 100. If such large proportions of the population are not rising to the top because of their race, gender or age, then huge pools of talent are going untapped, limiting the potential for individuals and the whole economy.”