This latest report from the High Pay Centre looks at the remuneration committees that set board level executive pay in FTSE 100 companies.
The study, The New Closed Shop: Who’s Deciding on Pay? found that, of 366 people who sit on remuneration committees which set lead pay for top executives, just 10% – 37 members – were not from business or financial intermediation. It also found that only 59, or 16% of the total, are women.
· 46% of people sitting on remuneration committees are current or former lead executives
· 41 out of 366 remuneration committee members are current lead executives
· 33% of FTSE 100 companies have a current lead executive on the remuneration committee.
· 9% of FTSE 100 companies have a current FTSE 100 lead executive on the remuneration committee.