White men have become an “endangered species” at the top of British business, according to Tesco chairman John Allan.
Mr Allan, who earns £650,000 a year, is one of nine white men who sit on Tesco’s executive board. He took over the role from Sir Richard Broadbent, a white man, in 2015.
There are no full-time female executives on Tesco’s board.
Speaking to a business conference, Mr Allan said: “For a thousand years men have got most of these jobs. The pendulum has swung very significantly the other way and will do for the foreseeable future”.