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Board diversity

Bringing a balance to governance

Our Non-Executive Directors come from broad industry and professional backgrounds, with varied experience and expertise aligned to the needs of our business.

The Board values the benefits of diversity in all its forms, within its own membership and at all levels of the Group.

In 2016, 27% of our Board was female. In turn, six different nationalities were represented among our board members: Brazilian (2), British (4), Canadian (1), German (1), Greek (1) and Irish (2).

The Board promotes diversity and encourages initiatives to improve gender and nationality diversity in senior management roles.

We are a diverse employer. There were 144 nationalities represented within our Group in 2016, 36 within our executive teams, and this year we have female executives on all of our senior functional and geographical leadership teams.

Our specific diversity ambition is to achieve by 2020 a sustainable improvement in senior representation of women and nationalities that are key to our success.