Alongside over 400 firms covering 1.3 million employees, the Bank is a signatory to the Women In Finance Charter. We are committed to targets to improve gender diversity in the Financial Services sector, leading the way for change.

We are proud of the overall gender balance we have created, with women representing over 50% of all roles at the Bank. However, like many other financial services organisations we recognise that there’s more we can do, particularly at senior levels.

“We know that a gender diverse team is critical at the Bank. We exist to create long-term benefit for all of Scotland’s society, so we must represent that society in the way we work and think.

By signing up as a signatory to the Women in Finance Charter we are challenging ourselves and our internal practices to always keep a healthy gender balance at the forefront of our minds. Setting these targets will hold us accountable and in turn, is a principle we promote with the businesses and projects we invest in.

We want to be part of the solution, for the long-term. We are committed to a healthy gender balance within the Bank and across the sector, we know this will ultimately lead to a stronger, more diverse and resilient economy.”
Al Denholm
Executive Sponsor and CEO

Our commitments to the Charter

· Al Denholm, CEO appointed as a member of the senior executive team responsible and accountable for gender diversity and inclusion.

· We commit to a target of 40-50% of women in senior executive roles by 31 December 2026 (up from 33% as at 29 April 2024).

· We will publish progress against the targets annually in reports on our website, with the first progress update due by 30 September 2025.

· We have the intention to link the pay of the senior executive team to delivery against these gender diversity targets.

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