The Board notes the recommendations of the Hampton-Alexander Review and has due regard for the benefits of greater diversity. The Hampton-Alexander Review recommends that companies should aim for a minimum of 33% women’s representation on their Boards by 2020, and take action to improve the under-representation of women in leadership positions. The Board does not feel that it would be appropriate to set targets on gender diversity, as all appointments must be made on merit. However the Board remains committed to encouraging diversity, which will continue to be considered in a broad context when evaluating the skills, knowledge and experience desirable to fill each Board vacancy. Capco’s Board Diversity Policy can be viewed here. We will continue to report on Board diversity annually.
Diversity is important to Capco and the Board recognises the business benefits that the experience of a diverse Board and workforce can bring. 10% of Capco's Board is female and we are keen to develop female talent across the business, and provide mentoring to management. We are proud that the ratio of women to men within our Senior Management team is 1:1.
The Company supports a number of initiatives to promote diversity within the property industry, including the RICS Inclusive Employer Quality Mark and working with peer companies to promote diversity and equal opportunities. Further information on our people practices, including our learning and development strategies, can be found in the Corporate Responsibility section of our website.