Aberdeen Asset Management plc and Standard Life plc were delighted to be among the first signatories to the HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter in 2016, pledging to increase gender balance in our senior management populations and across our industry.
Signing the charter forms part of our commitment to diversity and inclusion in the broadest sense – to building and sustaining a diverse pipeline of talent, to enable all our people to reach their potential in a workplace which values everything they bring. And, as a global organisation with customers spanning a multitude of countries, cultures and professions, this commitment ensures we provide our clients and wider stakeholders with the diversity of thought and creativity necessary to build long term value.
In August 2017 we merged to form Standard Life Aberdeen and will be setting target ranges to reflect our combined company commitments. These will be published by 31 December 2017. Shared here is a summary of the actions we have each undertaken over the past 12 months, along with an outline of the next steps we’ll be taking as Standard Life Aberdeen to continue to build a sustainable gender balanced pipeline towards our most senior leadership roles.