Appointments to ASX 200 Boards

  • We track new appointments on a monthly basis. The constituents of the ASX 200 are based on the June 2017 Quarterly Rebalance of the S&P/ASX Indices. The ASX 200 S&P quarterly rebalances are done every March, June, September and December. ASX 200 company rankings are based on the data provided by Market Index as per 21/06/2017 (by Market Cap). We check the Market Index website regularly and perform company rankings outside of the official rebalance periods.
  • The latest percentage of women on ASX 200 boards is 25.8% (31 October 2017)
  • 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 8 boards in the ASX 200 still do not have any women

Percentage of female directorships on ASX 200 boards

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 33% of new appointments to ASX 200 boards to date in 2017 (31 October 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

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

Number of women appointed to ASX 200 boards

46 women have been appointed to ASX 200 boards in 2017 (31 October 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)

Number of women on ASX 200 boards

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 23.7% (31 October 2017)
  • Women have comprised 34% of new appointments to ASX 300 boards to date in 2017
  • A total of 32 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 20.4% (31 October 2017)
  • Women have comprised 28% of new appointments to the All Ords to date in 2017
  • A total of 121 boards in the All Ords still do not have any women

*Please note that the constituents of the ASX 300 are based on the March 2017 S&P rebalance and ASX All Ordinaries are based on the March 2016 S&P Rebalance. The ASX 300 company rankings are based on the data provided by Market Index as per 21/03/17 (by Market Cap). The ASX All Ordinaries company rankings are based on the data provided by Market Index as per 22/03/16 (by Market Cap).