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Gender balance on public boards - SPPA: FOI release

Published: 12 Feb 2018
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Public sector

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

FOI reference: FOI/18/00153
Date received: 19 January 2018
Date responded: 7 February 2018

Information requested

Information on gender balance on the Management Board of the Scottish Public Pensions Agency (SPPA) and FTE pay for men and women within the SPPA.

1. At November 12 2015, how many men and how many women were on the board of your organisation?

2. At November 12 2015, was the Chairperson (or person with an equivalent role) a man or a woman?

3. How many men and how many women are now on the board of your organisation?

4. Is the current Chairperson (or person with an equivalent role) a man or a woman?

5. Does the board have a formal strategy or policy commitment to achieving gender balance? If so please supply a copy of the document where the policy is laid out. Please also confirm the date that this policy was adopted.

6. What is the current median FTE pay for men and women in the organisation?

Response

1. At November 12 2015, how many men and how many women were on the board of your organisation?

At 12 November 2015, there were five men and five women Management Board members.

2. At November 12 2015, was the Chairperson (or person with an equivalent role) a man or a woman?

At 12 November 2015, the Chairperson was a man.

3. How many men and how many women are now on the board of your organisation?

There are currently eight women and five men on the Management Board of the SPPA.

4. Is the current Chairperson (or person with an equivalent role) a man or a woman?

The Chairperson is currently a woman.

5. Does the board have a formal strategy or policy commitment to achieving gender balance? If so please supply a copy of the document where the policy is laid out. Please also confirm the date that this policy was adopted.

The Agency follows the Scottish Government policies and strategy on gender equality for the Management Board which can be found here:

https://beta.gov.scot/policies/gender-equality/workplace-gender-equality/

We also adhere to the guidance contained in the following publication 'On Board: a guide for members of management advisory boards', which can be found here:

https://beta.gov.scot/publications/board-guide-members-management-advisory-boards/

6. What is the current median FTE pay for men and women in the organisation?

Median female staff remuneration at 31 March 2017: £19,581.96
Median male staff remuneration at 31 March 2017: £20,006.04

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Contact

Please quote the FOI reference

Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG

Published:
12 Feb 2018
Gender balance on public boards - SPPA: FOI release