Women in Finance Charter

The Nottingham is proud to be signatory to the Women in Finance Charter, a Government initiative to improve gender diversity in senior positions within the financial services sector. The Charter was introduced in 2016 following the publication of the Government-led review 'Empowering Productivity: Harnessing the talents of women in financial services' by Jayne-Anne Gadhia.

The Society has a strong record on diversity and inclusion achieved over many years and continues to focus and invest efforts in this area.

The Society has, over many years, maintained a gender balance across all levels of leadership within the organisation, including at board level (executive & non-executive directors and senior leadership level), which has been achieved whilst pursuing a strategy of appointing the right individuals for roles, regardless of gender.

 Current and previous board and senior leadership level gender diversity

Sep 2019
42% female
Sep 2018
39% female
Sep 2017
45% female
Sep 2016
45% female
Sep 2015
37% female
Sep 2014
47% female

As part of our commitment to the Women in Finance Charter, and in the context of our strong position in terms of gender balance, we have set a floor for gender diversity across our senior leadership population. We monitor and report our progress against this on our website page.

Board and senior leadership level gender diversity floor of

35%
female

This year, we broadened our leadership group under ExCo, which has helped elevate more female leaders within the society’s hierarchy and our increase in diversity figures are testimony to this. We remain strongly above the diversity floor and our commitment to gender diversity is ever prevalent. 

We are confident that our 'Doing the Right Thing' culture, which includes a commitment to diversity, continuously developing our leaders and robust succession planning, talent development and opportunities for promotion will continue to contribute towards maintaining a strong female representation at senior levels with key talent being engaged, developed and promoted into senior roles.

At The Nottingham, we are justly proud of our position on diversity and inclusion that has been achieved over many years. Our senior leadership composition reflects our employees, members and wider communities and, in signing the Women in Finance Charter, we pledge to continue to focus and invest in this area across our whole society.

David Marlow, Chief Executive Officer


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