Workplace diversity and inclusion is about acknowledging, understanding, supporting, and celebrating different perspectives, backgrounds, and ideas that individuals bring to Whitehelm. Whitehelm also believes that a diverse and inclusive environment contributes to better outcomes for our investors.
While we excel in many areas of diversity and inclusion, we are dedicated to continuous improvement. We have developed and implemented a diversity strategy and measure our progress annually.
Whitehelm’s Diversity Targets are as follows:
- achieve at least 30% female representation at Senior Investment Director and above by 2023;
- maintain equal gender balance at Investment Director and below; and
- maintain a high level of cultural diversity.
When we signed up to the Women in Finance Charter in June 2019 we had 20% female representation in senior management. As at June 2020 we have 21% female representation in senior management. We believe we are on track to meet our Charter target by our deadline.