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Statistics

53

companies appointed women board directors from Jan to Sep 2018

added women to their board in 2018

Click here to view full list of companies that added women to their boards in 2018

14.7%

women on boards of Top 100 primary-listed companies as at 30 June 2018(Click here for DAC’s Press Release)

News and Highlights

A number of companies are on track to reach a FTSE 100 target of 33% women directors by end 2020, according to the annual UK Hampton-Alexander review of representation on boards at the country’s biggest companies. However, 75 companies in the FTSE 350 remain resolutely male-dominated with only one woman on the board, according to the review.

Goh Swee Chen (Shell), Simon Israel (Singtel), Lee Yan Hong (DBS) and Annie Koh (SMU) share their views here. “Progressive boards hold their CEOs accountable for the diverse composition of the workforce. … CEOs stuck in a single-culture time warp will have difficulty navigating for success under turbulent circumstances.”

Read the interviews with (1) Dr Cheong Koon Hean, CEO, HDB and previously CEO, URA who has played a key role in transforming Singapore’s physical landscape, and (2) Ms Lim Bee Kwan, Assistant Chief Executive for Governance and Cybersecurity, GovTech, who is helping to secure Singapore’s digital future.

“Board diversity is no longer a ‘nice to have’… When we talk about diversity, it’s not just about having one underrepresented colleague on the board. It’s really about building up that slate.”

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Events

1923 Nov
1516Jan
Course (in Hong Kong)The Effective Non-Executive Director Programme
by Financial Times Non-Executive Directors’ Club
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Interviews and Speeches

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Peter T. Grauer

Chairman, Bloomberg LP

“Lack of (board) diversity can no longer be gotten away with by citing a lack of ‘supply’. We must recognize that it is clearly a matter of demand – and that precedent-setting demand must come from the very top of companies.”

Read Mr Grauer’s Keynote at DAC’s event here.

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Panel Discussion at Chairman to Chairman Conversation

* Peter Seah, Chairman, DBS Bank and Singapore Airlines
* S.S. Teo, Executive Chairman and Managing Director, PIL

shared their views on how companies steer through disruptive changes in technology, markets and supply chains, and issues of board diversity and resilience. Read key takeaways here.

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Simon Israel

Chairman, Singtel and Singpost

“Board diversity is an important contributor to Board effectiveness and high performing Boards. While gender diversity is only one dimension of diversity, it is an important one and and is a hallmark of progressive Boards.”

Watch Mr Israel’s keynote address at DAC’s event here.

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Panel Discussion at DAC Seminar

Corporate leaders discuss their views on board diversity.

Click HERE to watch the panel discussion with

*Piyush Gupta, CEO, DBS Group
*Min Lan Tan, APAC Head Chief Investment Office, UBS Global Wealth Mgt
*Diaan-Yi Lin, Senior Partner, Singapore, McKinsey & Company

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Resources

Key Advice from Female First-Time Directors
Compiled by the Diversity Action Committee

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The Diversity Action Committee is an 18-member Committee comprising corporate leaders and professionals from the business, people and public sectors, formed to address the under-representation of women on boards of companies in Singapore.