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David, the new Goliath:
Are there still fewer women leading FTSE 100 firms than men called John?

I often hear the following fact:
'Of all the CEOs of FTSE 100 companies, there are more men named John, than there are women'.

I've investigated to find out whether this is still true, and whether Johns are still top of the heap in the FTSE 100.

The below chart shows the names of all FTSE 100 CEOs. David is now the most common name for a CEO, with 6 called David. The orange bubbles represent women.

There are 7 women CEOs vs 93 men.




In addition, this year in March, the Equality Trust compiled a list of the remuneration of all of the CEOs in the FTSE 100. The report compared their salaries to the UK average, and UK living wage, previously known as the minimum wage.

Please tap or hover your mouse over the bars to see them in greater detail

Sources

https://www.equalitytrust.org.uk/sites/default/files/Pay%20Tracker%20%28March%202017%29_1.pdf

https://www.equalitytrust.org.uk/sites/default/files/Pay%20Tracker%20%28March%202017%29_1.pdf

https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjMxrD7p87UAhWMC8AKHcv4AAsQFggzMAE&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wpp.com%2Fwpp%2Fabout%2Fwhoweare%2Fleadership%2F&usg=AFQjCNEISLjCAM_jF21dRXsG279IubFgPw&sig2=66RbsIqyjH_EezxhHlccbA

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rakesh_Kapoor

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeremy_Darroch

https://www.ft.com/content/b536b692-a733-11e4-b6bd-00144feab7de?mhq5j=e1

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Dudley

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Wells_(businessman)

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/04/12/who-are-the-highest-paid-chief-executives-in-the-ftse-100/erik-engstrom-relx-ceo/

https://www.sc.com/en/about-us/our-people/about-us-our-people-profile/bill-winters.html

http://www.schroders.com/en/author/peter-harrison/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/António_Horta_Osório_(banker)

https://www.providentfinancial.com/investors/corporate-governance/board-of-directors/

http://www.3i.com/about-us/board-of-directors/simon-borrows

https://www.astrazeneca.com/our-company/leadership.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Bailey_(fashion_designer)

http://www.barrattdevelopments.co.uk/about-us/leadership/board-of-directors

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stuart_Gulliver

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Polman

http://www.oldmutualplc.com/people/bruce-hemphill.jsp

https://www.taylorwimpey.co.uk/corporate/board-of-directors

https://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/private/person.asp?personId=115293&privcapId=258823

https://www.tuigroup.com/en-en/about-us/about-tui-group/management/executive-board/friedrich-joussen

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emma_Walmsley

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xavier_Rolet

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Grigg

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willie_Walsh_(businessman)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carolyn_McCall

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Wilson_(businessman)

http://www.legalandgeneralgroup.com/investors/group-board.html

http://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/people/person.asp?personId=429072&privcapId=692472

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Bristow_(businessman)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Oswald

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Lewis_(businessman)

http://www2.nationalgrid.com/About-us/Our-Board/John-Pettigrew/

http://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/people/person.asp?personId=58961294&privcapId=563937

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Said_Darwazah

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Noel_(businessman)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simon_Wolfsonv

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gavin_Patterson

https://www.whitbread.co.uk/about-us/management/board/management-profile1.html

http://www.bat.com/group/sites/UK__9D9KCY.nsf/vwPagesWebLive/DO7A2EQ5

https://www.babcockinternational.com/en/News/Babcock%20announces%20CEO%20succession

http://www.riotinto.com/aboutus/jean-sebastien-jacques-17503.aspx

https://www.smiths.com/management-team.aspx

http://www.ashtead-group.com/aboutus/theboard.aspx

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jes_Staley

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Crozier

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_van_Beurden

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_Meakins

www.crh.com/our-group…

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivan_Menezes

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alison_Cooper

http://www.bunzl.com/investors/corporate-governance/board-of-directors/frank-van-zanten.aspx

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_Skeoch

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olivier_Bohuon

https://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/people/person.asp?personId=1522526&privcapId=30384

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ross_McEwan

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Cutifani

https://www.ft.com/content/773e5e18-d739-347a-863b-cb29e8158955?mhq5j=e1

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Solomons

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_G._Weston

https://www.sjp.co.uk/investor-relations/investment-case/the-directors

http://www.worldpay.com/uk/about/executive-team

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iain_Conn

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Stewart_Mackenzie

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_King_(BAE_Systems)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Mogford

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vittorio_Colao

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/André_Lacroix_(businessman)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breon_Corcoran

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Hester

https://www.experianplc.com/about-us/board-and-senior-management/board-of-directors/brian-cassin/

http://sse.com/newsandviews/allarticles/authors/alistair-phillips-davies/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liv_Garfield

http://www.hammerson.com/about/board-governance/board-members/david-atkins/

http://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/people/person.asp?personId=11385477&privcapId=881598

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Potts_(businessman)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Rowe_(businessman)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_Gorham

https://informa.com/about-us/board-of-directors/stephen-carter/

https://www.persimmonhomes.com/corporate/investors/corporate-governance/board-of-directors

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Coupe

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigel_Stein

http://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/people/person.asp?personId=9549734&privcapId=256654

http://www.rentokil-initial.com/about-us/leadership/board-of-directors.aspx

http://www.sage.com/company/about-sage/leadership/sage-leadership-team

http://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/people/person.asp?personId=10494302&privcapId=631740

https://www.suse.com/company/executive-management/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moya_Greene

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Foots

https://www.kingfisher.com/index.asp?pageid=40&board=board&person=veroniquelaury

https://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/private/person.asp?personId=100309043&privcapId=12465327

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Fallon_(businessman)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivan_Glasenberg

https://www.merlinentertainments.biz/executive-profiles-nick-varney

https://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/private/person.asp?personId=8295087&privcapId=882406&previousCapId=47128684&previousTitle=TALKTALK%20TELECOM%20GROUP

https://admiralgroup.co.uk/our-business/our-board-and-management

https://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/private/person.asp?personId=38057112&privcapId=39347275