Named and shamed: the 48 FTSE 250 boards without women

Women still make up just 20.7% of FTSE 100 directors, and 48 FTSE 250 companies have no women on their boards at all.

by Rachel Savage
Last Updated: 30 Jul 2014

This morning Lord Davies of Abersoch published his third annual progress report into Women on Boards, to coincide with Cranfield University School of Management's Female FTSE Board Report, compiled by Prof Susan Vinnicombe. The report reveals that women make up a mere 20.7% of all FTSE 100 directors - up from 12.5% in 2011 and 17.3% in 2013, but still miles away from the target of 25% by 2015, set by Davies back in 2010.

Nearly one-fifth of companies - 48 in total - don't have a single woman on their boards. These include a high street retailer, the UK's largest tourist attraction operator and one of the UK's housebuilders.

The FTSE 250 companies with all-male boards

1. 3i Infrastructure
2. 888 Holdings
3. Al Noor Hospitals Group
4. Bank of Georgia Holdings
5. BH Global
6. BH Macro
7. Blackrock World Mining Trust
8. Bluecrest AllBlue Fund
9. Bovis Homes Group
10. Caledonia Investments
11. Centamin
12. City of London Investment Trust
13. Daejan Holdings
14. Domino Printing Sciences
15. Enterprise Inns
16. Entertainment One
17. Essar Energy
18. Ferrexpo
19. Firstgroup
20. Fisher (James) & Sons
21. Genus
22. Hansteen Holdings
23. Hellermantyton
24. Herald Investment Trust
25. Hikma Pharmaceuticals
26. Hunting
27. Imagination Technologies
28. IP Group
29. JD Sports
30. John Laing Infrastructure Fund*
31. Kcom Group
32. Kentz Corp
33. Londonmetric Property
34. Merchants Trust
35. Merlin Entertainments**
36. Partnership
37. Paypoint
38. Perpetual Income Growth & Investment Trust
39. Personal Assets Trust
40. Petra Diamonds
41. Restaurant Group
42. Riverstone Energy
43. Scottish Investment Trust
44. Synthomer
45. Telecom Plus (Utility Warehouse)
46. Temple Emerging Markets Investment Trust
47. Vedanta Resources
48. Xaar

* Helen Green taking up post of non-executive director on April 1
** Fru Hazlitt taking up post of non-executive director on April 1

Elsewhere in the Cranfield report:

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