Over the last decade, the average age of Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) in the UK has risen. In 2017, the average age of a UK CEO was 53 years old, compared with 50 years old in 2007. Employers are increasingly recognising the importance that experience and critical leadership skills have in running a successful business, and these skills are often ripest in people over 50.
Think of payments you’ve made over past week e.g. to your TV and Broadband provider or to an airline for flight tickets – chances are the CEOs of these companies are over 50. We should appreciate the value that over 50s bring to the corporate world, by recognizing and celebrating their contributions. Below, we’ve carefully selected the The UK’s Top 5 CEOs over 50, giving you a taste of the power that experience can bring to the workplace.