We continue to work towards our target of having at least 30% senior women in our top three leadership layers across each business by 2020 and to be fully gender balanced (50/50) by 2030. Sponsored by Les Matheson, CEO Personal & Business Banking, we have a positive action approach in place, tailored by business, according to the specific challenges they face. As at the 31 December 2017 we have, on aggregate, 37% women in our top three leadership layers*, and our pipeline (around 5000 of our most senior roles) has 44% women. We remain on track to have a fully balanced workforce at all levels of the organisation by 2030.
|2017 Gender profile|
|Target population(CEO-3 and above)||272||472||37%
Limited assurance over 2017 total gender balance in top 3 senior layers provided by Ernst & Young LLP.
Demonstrating our commitment to creating gender balance at all levels of the organisation, RBS were one of the first signatories to the HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter requiring organisations to publicly report on progress against the targets they have in place. As at 30 June 2017, we reported to the HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter that the proportion of women in the top three layers of our organisation was 34%, representing a 2% increase from when we first published our commitment to the Charter in September 2016. As at 31 December 2017, the proportion of women in senior roles has increased by a further 3% to 37%. This means we remain on track to meet our 2020 targets.