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Voluntary Code: 30% Club

Voluntary Code: 30% Club

Recommendation 8 of the Davies Report proposed that the executive search community should draw up a voluntary code of conduct to address gender diversity on corporate boards and best practice for the related search processes. The Report proposes challenging targets for improving the representation of women on the boards of FTSE 350 companies. Search firms are committed to help their clients increase the effectiveness of their boards and acknowledge the value that diversity can bring; they readily acknowledge the important role their profession needs to play in supporting chairmen and nominations committees as they take steps to increase the proportion of women on their boards, in both executive and non-executive roles. The code, outlined below, lays out steps for search firms to follow across the search process, from accepting a brief through to final induction.

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Joëlle Warren

Joëlle Warren

Executive Chair & Founding Partner

Joëlle is Executive Chair & Founding Partner of Warren Partners and leads chair and non-executive director searches.