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ON THE BMM COVER:
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U.K. INDUSTRY ORG BOARDS REACH 50% GENDER PARITY 
2/1/24

Attending Women in CTRL’s launch event in London were, front row L-R: Eve Horne (Executive Director, MPG), Ruth Barlow (Chair of AIM), Jo Twist (Chief Executive, BPI), Naomi Pohl (General Secretary, MU), MJ Olaore (Chief Operating Officer, BPI), and Christine Geissmar (Chief Operating Officer, PPL). Second row L-R: YolanDa Brown OBE DL (Chair, BPI), Suzanne Hughes (Chief People Officer, PRS), Nina Radejewski (Head of Membership, AIM), Mika Sellens (Executive Director, MPG), Kate Reilly (Chief of Membership & People Office, PPL), Jackie Davidson MBE (PPL Board), Annabella Coldrick (Chief Executive, MMF), Eunice Obianagha (Head of Diversity, UK Music), Andi Hopgood (Vice Chair, MU), and Sophie Jones (Chief Strategy Officer, BPI). Back row L-R: Natalie Wade (Director of Music Industry, PPL), Janeace Thompson (Director of Talent, Culture and Experience, PRS), Paul Bonham (Director, MMF), Roxanne De Bastion (FAC Board, Artist), Kelli-Leigh (Artist/ FAC Board), Billie Morton Riley (Membership, FAC), Nadia Khan (Founder & CEO, Women in CTRL), and Jess Kangalee (Community, Women in CTRL).

The boards of U.K. music industry trade associations have surpassed 50% female representation, which is up from 32% in 2020, according to a report from Women in CTRL.

The report examines the gender and ethnic representation of women in executive teams across the boards of UK Music and the 10 trade associations that sit under its umbrella.

More than 55% of organizations have achieved 50% gender representation on their boards. The report also examines senior roles, finding that 45% of chief executives are women, up from 20% in 2020. Twenty-seven percent of chairs across the trade bodies are women, up from 0% in 2020.

More than 50% of executive teams across the organizations are made up of women and non-binary individuals, 14% of which are women from a global majority background.

Sixteen percent of board members across the organisations are women from a global majority background, up from 3% in 2020.

Nadia Khan, founder of Women in CTRL, called the results “a milestone” and a “powerful signal of the progress and change resulting from the music industry's recent commitments to inclusivity and diversity.”

“It demonstrates that concerted efforts lead to tangible change, and I'm proud of the progress we've collectively achieved,” she said.

Khan urged the industry to succession plan in order to achieve sustained success. “Fostering inclusivity at the leadership level not only safeguards progress but also lays the foundation for a future that authentically mirrors the rich diversity of the music industry.”