WHY “BAME IN THE BOARDROOM”?
In October 2017, the Parker Review Committee, led by Sir John Parker, published its final independent report into the ethnic diversity of UK boards. This independent review considered how to improve the ethnic and cultural diversity of UK boards.
In its recommendations, the Parker Review Committee challenged each FTSE 100 Board to have at least one non-white director by 2021 and each FTSE 250 board to have at least one non-white director by 2024.
As a response to this call for action, the BBBAwards, in collaboration with Deloitte, has launched a corporate governance programme for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) senior executives who have the ability and ambition to be considered for non-executive positions on the boards of FTSE 350 companies.
OUTLINE OF THE PROGRAMME
Three seminars over a six-month period
Networking opportunities with peer groups and senior board members
WHAT WILL PARTICIPANTS GAIN?
- Boardroom dynamics.
- The challenges facing BAME leaders in their move to a board position.
- The Governance framework for UK quoted companies.
- The detailed workings of the board and committee structures.
- Working with external stakeholders such as members of the investor community.
- Developing personal brand and impact.
- Getting onto a shortlist for director appointments.
WHO WILL BENEFIT FROM THE PROGRAMME?
This programme is open to sponsors and corporate supporters of the BBBAwards. Ideal candidates will be:
- BAME Senior Executives within three levels from the enterprise-wide CEO of a large corporation.
- BAME Senior Executives who are interested in exploring the possibility of securing an appointment to the main or subsidiary board of public company in the UK in the next two to three years.
Past participants have included senior executives from Rolls Royce, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, BP, Barclays and Lonmin plc.
For more information on BAME in the Boardroom, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org