We are acutely aware that the lack of diversity is holding the industry back. This is why we have committed to leading by example on diversity and inclusion, and inspiring industry wide change.
The relatively small number of females entering the sector and progressing to senior roles is a sector-wide issue, which is also reflected in this interim report, following the publication of our full Gender Pay Gap Report 2017.
The report shows that our mean gender pay gap this year is 27.6%. We are clear that this is not good enough and we know that we will do better.
We are also aware that change cannot happen overnight. In order to drive this change, we have been implementing a host of actions and initiatives, which are detailed in this interim report.
Through our family values and all our actions, the message that we are advocating is simple and clear: