Who’s in charge of the nation’s largest plcs? While this seems like a simple question, it can be surprisingly hard to find all the answers.
To create the CEO Index, Raconteur compiled dozens of data points on 97 FTSE 100 CEOs in April 2023 (excluding the leaders of three investment trusts with unusual corporate structures), drawing on publicly available sources such as corporate statements, government records and media reports.
Explore some of what we discovered below. The data is correct as of the start of this financial year, 6 April 2023.
Following a string of government-led reviews into the diversity of FTSE leadership teams, the pressure on boards to find and nurture talent from a wider range of backgrounds has never been higher. But the data shows progress has been slow and uneven.
Out of the 97 FTSE 100 CEOs,
It takes a special kind of person to lead an international corporation. FTSE 100 CEOs must have a laundry list of personal qualities – resilience, adaptability and decisiveness, to name but a few. Could that be why so many have similar career backgrounds?
The executive rewards reported by the UK’s biggest plcs generate hundreds of negative headlines each year. Energy companies and supermarket chains have been the latest firms to come under fire for paying their CEOs handsomely while their customers face huge price increases. Are such bumper compensation packages justified?
While this is the state FTSE 100 leadership is in, things are changing at the top of UK plc. There are more female CEOs than ever before, while boards appear to be showing some restraint on executive pay. But are they moving fast enough? Read the analysis here: Is the face of FTSE 100 leadership changing?