Few business leaders have done as much to push gender equality within the senior ranks of UK plc as city grandee and GSK chair Sir Philip. As chair of the Hampton-Alexander Review, he leads an independent, business-led initiative which aims to increase the number of women on FTSE 350 boards and in leadership teams two layers below board-level to 33% by the end of 2020. The scope of the Review captures 23,000 leadership roles in Britain’s largest companies, making it one of the biggest and most ambitious initiatives to improve gender balance in business of any country.
She Says: "Sir Philip has established a focus and a framework for women to advance on boards and rightly prioritises the future pipeline. No-one campaigns more visibly, more thoughtfully or more supportively." Dame Cilla Snowball, chair, Women's Business Council