Top firms given four-year deadline to appoint ethnic minority directors

Measures introduced after review found only 85 of the 1,050 director positions in FTSE 100 companies were held by people from ethnic minorities

Britain’s biggest companies have been given four years to appoint one board director from an ethnic minority background as part of a package of measures outlined in a government-backed review into the lack of diversity at the top of corporate Britain.

Sir John Parker, the chairman of the mining company Anglo American, who conducted the review, said it should be a wake-up call to major companies that only 85 of the 1,050 director positions in the FTSE 100 companies More Here…