Building the CFO Pipeline

CFO Pipeline

CEW Building the CFO Pipeline

Chief Executive Women (CEW) conducts an annual Senior Executive Census of the ASX200 Executive Leadership teams.

The annual Census has shown that only a small number of women hold ASX200 Chief Financial Officer (CFO) positions (9% in 2017 and 12% in 2018). This is despite a large number of women entering the workforce with a finance background.

In 2018, CEW interviewed 10 ASX CFOs and four former CFOs, whose insights have demonstrated that whilst many organisations are actively creating pipelines for female finance talent there are still gaps. This has demonstrated that proactive leadership is needed to increase the women in senior financial roles in the foreseeable future.

The report provides practical recommendations for both Boards and Senior Executives to assist them in building the female finance pipeline.