Women account for 50% of CEs, up from 43% in 2018 and 30% six years ago in 2014.

Unlike in the past where female CEs tended to occupy smaller roles, more of them are now appointed to larger jobs. This has resulted in the average job size gap narrowing to just 5% below their male colleagues, compared with a 27% gap in 2016.

Ethnic diversity amongst the CEs comprises 91.2% European, 14.7% Maori and 2.9% Pacific Peoples (these add to more than 100% as it includes those with multiple ethnicities).

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