Our second Green Park Leadership 10,000 report takes place against a background of growing concern about the levels of diversity in major companies. The case for diversity has been made repeatedly, both by business and political leaders over recent years. As the global economy recovers and competition increases, the importance of talent in leadership has become greater than ever. Many companies have declared their intention to promote diverse talent. Our report provides a picture of the current situation. It offers some encouragement in the case of gender, but shows that there is something of a mountain to climb when it comes to ethnicity, where if anything, we are heading backwards.