Gender diversity in the boardroom
Severn Trent believes that a broader diverse and inclusive culture is a key factor in being a successful business in line with the recommendations from the Parker and McGregor-Smith Review and the Hampton-Alexander Review. The Board is committed to building on existing graduate, apprentice and leadership programmes to embed inclusivity in our succession planning and talent development work to strengthen our talent pipeline, with an enhanced focus on ensuring appropriate representation from minority ethnic candidates, as well as other relevant diverse cohorts.
"Severn Trent Plc shares the aspiration of the Davies Report to promote greater female representation on listed company Boards and the Board Diversity Policy to develop a pipeline of diverse high calibre candidates for Board level roles.
“The selection of candidates to join the Board will continue to be made based on merit and the individual’s ability to contribute to the effectiveness of the Board, which in turn will be dependent on the pool of candidates available. To support this, we continue only to engage with executive search firms who have signed up to the voluntary Code of Conduct on gender and BAME diversity and best practice.”