What is the gender pay gap?
A gender pay gap is a measure of the difference in the average pay of men and women across an entire organisation, regardless of the nature or level of their work. It highlights the different number of men and women across all roles. It is different from an equal pay comparison, which involves a direct comparison of two people or groups of people carrying out the same work or work of equal value.
We are pleased to have seen a 22% improvement on 2017’s figures. Whilst our work here is not complete, it is good to see that our efforts to close the gap is working.
What have we done to reduce the gap?
In 2018 we hired a number of senior females in senior roles, including People Director, General Counsel, and Global Client officer to name a few. Sharon Whale joined as UK Group CEO in 2016 and has since committed to hiring senior women into senior roles where possible. Our UK leadership team has a total of 12 individuals of which 5 are women and 7 are men.