Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity at Hg

It might seem obvious, but having a diverse workforce deepens Hg’s talent pool and brings us a wider range of perspectives. Diversity can include – but isn’t limited to – age, gender, background, sexual orientation and ethnicity. It manifests in how we navigate the business world, including the investment decisions we make. We have seen first-hand how diversity and inclusion (‘D&I’) creates a virtuous cycle: the more diverse and inclusive we are, the more each individual is able to add value. That translates to a greater impact for all stakeholders – investors, portfolio companies, employees and the communities in which we work and live.

It is also the right thing to do. D&I has always been important to Hg and in 2019 we communicated our D&I strategy, which included targets to better drive and measure progress. We still have some way to go, but Hg took significant steps over the last 12 months to become a much more diverse and inclusive firm and we remain fully committed to driving change.

You can find a link to Hg's first ever D&I report above.


female executives


female employees in total


of executive hires were female in 2020/21


weeks fully paid parental leave (incl. bonus) and family support programme as part of our industry‑leading family policy


Diversity & Inclusion Steering Group established in 2020


nationalities represented across Hg

2020 saw Hg take significant steps to become a more diverse and inclusive firm. We have always aimed to attract and maintain a team of the best possible investment and operational talent and we increasingly recognise the need to build a team from the broadest range of people. We are particularly proud to have exceeded our gender diversity target in 2020 and report that we now have 33% of female executives across our teams. We will continue to target 50/50 on gender in all hiring going forward. We know we have got a long way to go on D&I, but we are proud of the progress we have made and the results so far.

Martina Sanow Deputy COO at Hg

With diversity you source and analyse deals, ask and answer questions, and manage teams differently. It adds up to better investment and business decisions. The more complex the challenge at hand, the greater the returns.

Nic Humphries Hg Senior Partner