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Only 8.1% of the senior leaders across the Major UK Charities are from an ethnic minority background and at the Top 3 level – Chair, CEO and CFO – representation is just 6.2%.
Based on the sample, Animal charities display the lowest level of ethno-cultural diversity at under 2% of the senior leadership.
Women hold only 41% of senior leadership positions in leading UK charities, despite representing 51% of the UK population. At the Top 3 level this is even less at just 27.5%, demonstrating that there may still be a glass ceiling holding women back from the most senior decision-making roles.
With 77% of Chair positions currently being held by men; the role of Chair is the most male dominated of the Top 3 roles.
Trusts & Foundations charities that have the lowest level of female representation, with Faith-based charities coming in second lowest with 29.3% representation.
This article was published in The Independent on the 6th of June, 2018. For the full article, click here.