Research by Piranha finds FTSE 100 company main boards appear to have little ethnic diversity
Over half of the main boards (56 boards) of the UK’s leading 100 quoted companies have no directors that appear to be from Black or Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.
Press coverage discussing Piranha Photography’s research findings –
Clearly these days women are much better represented on the main boards of the UK’s largest public companies although there is still far from parity of the sexes. However, our desk research found that directors from black and minority ethnic backgrounds appear to be either not present at all on the majority of FTSE 100 boards or are the sole representatives of people from non-white backgrounds. More positively, at the operational level, the annual reports of FTSE 100 companies do carry plenty of images of people from BAME backgrounds, which is an accurate representation of their management, staff and customers in modern Britain. - Douglas Fry, Piranha Photography