As of September 2017 two of the eight SSPF Board members are women. Three Board members are over 60 among wich the two board members representing the pension beneficiaries. Three Board members are under 50, of which one board member has an age of under 40 years. Each of the five Board members in active Shell service works for different business units (businesses and functions), including Joint Ventures, in the Netherlands and abroad. The backgrounds of retired Pension Fund Managers within the company are also diverse.
The SSPF Accountability Council consists of three women per mid 2017, two of whom fulfill the roles of Chairman and Secretary. The four members representing the active participants are aged between 40 and 60. The eight members who represent the pension beneficiaries are over 60 years of age. The experience and background, within Shell, of representatives of the active participants as well as of the pension beneficiaries is very diverse.
One of the three members of the Board of Supervisors is a woman. She is also the Chairman. The members of the Board of Supervisors have diverse professional and company backgrounds.
In the Board's opinion a reasonable level of diversity has been achieved with regard to age and gender. However, the diversity can be further promoted in the coming years, specifically with regard to age. Attention is paid to this during the succession planning. For vacancies in the Board or Accountability Council, Shell and the Central Works Council of Shell in the Netherlands (COR) are requested to take specific account of the diversity standards in the Pension Fund Code of Governance when nominating candidates. The starting point is that SSPF at least meets these diversity standards.