Women on ASX200 Boards on the Rise

Appointments to ASX 200 Boards

  • We track new appointments on a monthly basis. The constituents of the ASX 200 are based on the December 2019 Quarterly Rebalance of the S&P/ASX Indices. The ASX 200 S&P quarterly rebalances are under normal circumstances done every March, June, September and December. ASX 200 company rankings are based on the data provided by Market Index as per 15/01/20 (by Market Cap).
  • The latest percentage of women on ASX 200 boards is 30.9% (31 May 2020)
  • The percentage of women on boards of ASX 200 companies and the proportion of women comprising new appointments increased significantly from a low base of 8.3 percent in 2009
  • A total of five boards in the ASX 200 still do not have any women

As of 31 May 2020:

TPG Telecom Limited TPM
Pro Medicus PME
Silver Lake Resources Limited SLR
New Hope Corporation Limited NHC
Spark Infrastructure Trust SKI

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Source: Statistics for 2008 are drawn from EOWA's 2008 Australian Census of Women in Leadership. Statistics for other years are based on the Australian Institute of Company Directors research. Company rankings data provided by Market Index. Quarterly rebalance information provided by S&P.

Proportion of women comprising new appointments

  • Women have comprised 34.7% of new appointments to ASX 200 boards to date in 2020.
  • Women comprised 39.7% of new appointments to ASX 200 boards in 2019.
  • Women comprised 45.4% of new appointments to ASX 200 boards in 2018
  • Women comprised 35% of new appointments to ASX 200 boards in 2017
  • Women comprised 44% of new appointments to ASX 200 boards in 2016
  • Women comprised 34% of new appointments to ASX 200 boards in 2015
  • Women comprised 30% of new appointments to ASX 200 boards in 2014
  • Women comprised 22% of new appointments to ASX 200 boards in 2013
  • Women comprised 22% of new appointments to ASX 200 boards in 2012
  • Women comprised 28% of all new appointments to ASX 200 boards in 2011, compared to 25% in 2010 and only 5% in 2009 and 8% in 2008

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Source: Research conducted by the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Number of women appointed to ASX 200 boards

25 women have been appointed to ASX 200 boards in 2019. 

  • 69 women were appointed to ASX 200 boards in 2019
  • 100 women were appointed to ASX 200 boards in 2018
  • 60 women were appointed to ASX 200 boards in 2017
  • 79 women were appointed to ASX 200 boards in 2016
  • 66 women were appointed to ASX 200 boards in 2015
  • 53 women were appointed to ASX 200 boards in 2014
  • 37 women were appointed to ASX 200 boards in 2013
  • 41 women were appointed to ASX 200 boards in 2012
  • 68 women were appointed to ASX 200 boards in 2011
  • 56 women were appointed to ASX 200 boards in 2010, a substantial increase on 2009 (10 women appointed)

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Source: Research conducted by the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Appointments to ASX 300 Boards*

  • The latest percentage of women on ASX 300 boards is 28.6% (31 May 2020)
  • Women comprised 35.7% of new appointments to ASX 300 boards in May 2020
  • A total of 22 boards in the ASX 300 still do not have any women

Appointments to ASX All Ordinaries*

  • The latest percentage of women on ASX All Ordinaries is 25% (31 May 2020)
  • Women comprised 34.7% of new appointments to the All Ords in May 2020
  • A total of 89 boards in the All Ords still do not have any women

*Please note that the constituents of the ASX 200 are based on the December 2019 Quarterly Rebalance of the S&P/ASX Indices. ASX 300 are based on the September 2019 Quarterly Rebalance of the S&P/ASX Indices. ASX All Ords are based on the March 2019 Quarterly Rebalance of the S&P/ASX Indices. The ASX 200 company rankings are based on the data provided by MarketIndex.com.au as per 15/01/20 (by Market Cap). ASX 300 company rankings are based on the data provided by MarketIndex.com.au as per 25/09/19 (by Market Cap). ASX All Ords company rankings are based on the data provided by MarketIndex.com.au as per 28/03/19 (by Market Cap). There are currently 294 companies in the ASX 300 and 480 companies in the All Ordinaries.