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Andrew Williams

Andrew is Group Chief Executive of Halma, a FTSE100 global group of life-saving technology companies. He has been steadily improving diversity and gender balance in executive leadership positions within what was previously regarded as a traditional engineering and manufacturing business. This has resulted in Halma’s Executive Board now having five women, representing 63% of Board positions, compared with it being all-male until 2014. There is also significant increased gender balance in the leadership pipeline to ensure sustainability. This includes appointing five female Divisional Chief Executives, who Chair Halma’s companies, in the last two years and targeting for all 45 company boards to be between 40% and 60% gender balanced. To help achieve this target, Halma has encouraged increased diversity of the roles on Boards and recently launched a new global inclusion program to support their continuing efforts to build a truly inclusive culture.