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In May 2016, under Peter’s leadership, Schroders introduced an initial target of at least 30% female representation in senior management roles, with senior management compensation linked to achieving this goal. In his first year as Group Chief Executive, Schroders made strong progress. It increased female representation in senior management roles from 25% to 31%, and is well on its way to reaching its target of at least 33% by the end of 2019. Peter is also overseeing initiatives to combat the lack of job applications received from women, including introducing a 50/50 gender split at the entry-level assessment centres for candidates. Just a month after becoming Group Chief Executive, Peter led Schroders’ move to become one of the first signatories to the Women in Finance Charter. He is also one of a group of senior leaders who recently formed the Diversity Project, an initiative that aims to accelerate progress towards an inclusive culture across the investment and savings industry.