Reach Plc Pledges To 30% Club

Reach Plc announced today they have joined the 30% Club, a global campaign led by Chairs and CEOs to increase gender diversity.

They have committed to at least 30 per cent of women on its board and senior management by 2023, whilst also committing to greater representation for people of colour.

Both chairman Nicholas Prettejohn and chief executive Jim Mullen have signed the pledge, committing to take action on increasing diversity.

Reach will now take part in the largest cross-company scheme in the world, facilitated by the 30% Club, where ten high-performing women from Reach will be selected for external mentoring from other member organisations.

Reach will also provide ten senior leaders to the programme to mentor women from other organisations.

Nicholas Prettejohn, Reach Plc chairman, said: “Media organisations have a responsibility to represent the diversity of their audiences and joining the 30% Club is an important step to achieving this. Greater leadership diversity will strengthen the business at every level and put it in great stead to face the future.”

Jim Mullen, chief executive, commented: “We don’t take targets lightly at Reach, but we’re ready to lead the charge and challenge ourselves to achieve more diversity at the highest level of the organisation.

“For us, this isn’t just about strengthening our leadership, but also unlocking even more talent throughout the business, making this a place where leaders can grow and thrive.”