The Parker Tyler Review

The Parker Review Committee was commissioned by BEIS in 2015 to consult on the ethnic diversity of UK boards and the first report was released in 2016. The review was chaired by Sir John Parker until March 2022 and Is now chaired by David Tyler.

In our 20I7 report, the Review made a series of recommendations and set a “One by 2021” target for all FTSE 100 Boards to have at least one director from an ethnic minority background by December 2021 and a “One by 2024” target for all FTSE 250 Boards.

Our latest report (2022) showed that 89 FTSE 100 companies and 128 FTSE 250 companies had ethnic minority representation on their company Board as of 31 December 2021, the target date. Another 4 FTSE 100 appointments had been announced by March 2022 and an additional 4 companies were at an advanced stage in the recruitment process. This is a significant increase from 2016 when only 47% of FTSE 100 companies had a director from a minority ethnic group.

We have developed our first D&I strategy. We recognise we still have more to do in this area, but we are committed to being an inclusive employer. … To oversee and keep us focused on this strategy, we’ve created a steering group.

Land Securities Group PLC

In October, Barclays implemented a 12-point Race at Work action plan focused on opening up opportunities to attract, develop and add to our Black talent. The plan comprises a thorough set of actions, using data to set goals and measure success, and will be expanded in 2021 to include other ethnically diverse colleagues, as well as customers, clients and communities.

Barclays PLC

In the UK, we signed the UK Race at Work charter with the BITC (Business in the Community) in July 2020. We are committed to using the key focus areas outlined in the charter to further drive our race and ethnicity diversity and inclusion actions.

Intercontinental Hotels Group PLC

Our ‘This is Me’ campaign asks all colleagues to voluntarily share their diversity data. This will help us better understand the diversity of our workforce, make more informed and inclusive decisions and put plans in place where they are needed most.

Tesco PLC


Our Purpose

The purpose of The Parker Tyler Review has been:


  • To increase the number of directors from minority ethnic groups on the Boards of UK listed companies

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  • To develop minority ethnic candidates for the pipeline - Executives and Non-executive

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  • To enhance transparency and disclosure of reporting with regards to ethnic diversity

Our Services

Read Our Reports


Our Statistics

  • 89

    Companies met the target ‘One by 2021’ by December 2021

  • 49%

    Of directors from a minority ethnic group on FTSE 100 boards are women

  • 5

    Additional companies have appointed directors from a minority ethnic group since December 2021

  • 128

    Companies appointed a director from a minority ethnic group by December 2021

  • 44%

    Of directors from a minority ethnic group on FTSE 250 Boards are women


The Directors’ Resource Toolkit sets out a series of challenging questions, tools and techniques that business leaders can use to enact sustainable change. The main elements are:

  • Key questions

    Questions that companies should consider for improving board level minority ethnic group representation in a sustainable and supportive way for all

  • Customised guides

    A guide for pairing short term targets with broader initiatives that focus on creating the inclusive culture and flexible talent pathways

  • Tailored interventions

    Interventions that will be required to create an inclusive culture, whilst also considering the organisational architectures that will enable diverse talent to succeed