Dr Charles Woodburn
CEO BAE Systems
"We’ve joined 25×25 because there are not enough women in senior leadership or indeed CEO positions right across the FTSE100. So I think it’s important that likeminded companies such as BAE Systems get together to share what we’re learning and accelerate the collective progress."
"All businesses need to collaborate to address the underlying issues here and we look forward to working with 25x25 on this."
Dame Vivienne Cox
"25x25 provides a thoughtful analysis and a framework which we as a board are keen to implement."
Dame Carolyn McCall
"I’ve been the first female CEO in three different companies. That is not something to shout about. That is why the goal has to be to ensure, through our collective effort and focus, there is a critical mass of female CEOs and we can simply be CEOs."
CEO of Martin Currie Investment Management, part of the Franklin Templeton Group
"Martin Currie’s work with 25x25 supports pathways for women to senior leadership and CEO and is important for realising the significant cultural and competitive advantages a gender diverse workplace offers."
Head of EMEA and CEO Morgan Stanley & Co.
"Strong and engaged succession planning is essential to ensure women are given the right opportunities at the right time."
CFO NatWest Group
"What 25x25 is really doing is shining a light on different journeys you can go on, shining a light on what’s possible and reminding people that it is possible to go to that level."
Air Chief Marshal Sir Mike Wigston
Chief of Air Staff Royal Air Force
"We operate in a fiercely competitive recruitment market and I have to attract talent from across the range of the UK employment pool, and that requires us to be as attractive an employer to women or people from any background."
Dame Alison Carnwath
NED EG, Coller Capital, Paccar, BASF, Zurich Insurance
"25×25 will be data driven, and its tools are designed to help companies not create an additional burden."