Gender diversity in financial services sector ‘remains insufficient’

Report from Central Bank of Ireland found female representation among senior role appointees stood at 31 per cent in 2021

Female representation at board level rose from 22 per cent in 2020 to 28 per cent in 2021. Picture: Getty

Gender diversity at senior levels in the financial services sector is increasing but “remains insufficient”, according to the latest Central Bank of Ireland Demographic Analysis Report .

The annual report, which the Central Bank began releasing in 2017, is derived from applications for Pre-Approved Control Function (PCF) roles made to the Irish finance watchdog, which must approve senior-level appointments made at regulated firms. It analyses PCF applications submitted to the Central Bank since 2012, when ...