16 October, 2017

Executive Grapevine: Boardroom Diversity is still falling

With the ethnic makeup of leadership talent pipelines improving for the first time in four years, it is concerning that there is still nearly no BAME presence in six out of 10 boardrooms. These figures, compiled by Green Park, come despite Sir John Parker’s government backed review that all FTSE 100 boards should have at least one BAME director by 2021.

Although ethnic diversity is on the rise in organisations as a whole, this progress is not being carried through to executive and board positions. Speaking to City AM, James Jarvis stated that: “A board made up of homogeneous groups of individuals will struggle to represent their customer base, workforce and suppl chain.”

This article was published in the Executive Grapevine on 17th August 2017. To read the full Executive Grapevine article, click here.

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