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Just over half of FTSE100 businesses in the UK are Consumer Businesses.

By Consumer Businesses, we mean those that market to a mass consumer audience, have operations in the UK, and interact primarily directly with consumers.

Their CEOs have progressed to this level from the following backgrounds:

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Of those with backgrounds in consumer functions or finance,

(This excludes those hired directly into the CEO position, and those who spent their whole careers in the company)

On average:

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When we fill a search we do it with the view of appointing a future CEO.

Seven of the CEOs referred to above were originally placed by Hunter-Miller.