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 and June 2020 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 23/06/20 (by Market Cap).

  • The latest percentage of women on ASX 200 boards is 31.3% (31 July 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 two boards in the ASX 200 still do not have any women

As of 31 July 2020:

Pro Medicus* PME
Silver Lake Resources Limited SLR

*Pro Medicus have appointed a female Non-Executive Director, effective 1 August 2020

Bar graph of percentage of female directorships on ASX 200 Boards 

Source: Statistics 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 37.7% 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

Line Graph of proportion of new ASX200 board appointments 

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

Number of women appointed to ASX 200 boards

42 women have been appointed to ASX 200 boards in 2020.
  • 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)
Bar Graph of number of women appointed to ASX200 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 29.3% (31 July 2020)
  • Women comprised 38.6% of new appointments to ASX 300 boards in June 2020
  • A total of 16 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 25.4% (31 July 2020)
  • Women comprised 35.0% of new appointments to the All Ords in July 2020
  • A total of 91 boards in the All Ords still do not have any women

*Please note that the constituents of the ASX 200, ASX 300 and ASX All Ords are based on the June 2020 Quarterly Rebalance of the S&P/ASX Indices. The ASX 200, ASX 300 and ASX All Ords company rankings are based on the data provided by MarketIndex.com.au as per 23/06/20 (by Market Cap). There are currently 300 companies in the ASX 300 and 500 companies in the All Ordinaries.