White men an 'endangered species' in UK boardrooms – Tesco chairman

LONDON The chairman of Britain’s biggest retailer Tesco (TSCO.L) has said he was joking after telling an audience of aspiring non-executive directors (NED) that white men were “an endangered species” in UK boardrooms.

John Allan, who became Tesco chairman in 2015, told the Retail Week Live conference earlier this week that women and people from an ethnic background were in an “extremely propitious period” when it came to getting top jobs in business.

“For a thousand years, men have got most of these jobs, the pendulum has swung very significantly the other

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