Board Diversification Project Launched

Created 19 days ago, updated 19 days ago

A new survey shows 40% of board members at bodies funded by Sport England and UK Sport are now women.

Sport England have partnered with UK Sport and recruitment specialist Perrett Laver to improve the diversity of board members in the sport and physical activity sector.

New research into diversity in sport governance reveals that women now account for 40% of board members across bodies funded by either Sport England or UK Sport, but that diversity in areas such as ethnicity and disability remains a challenge.

With evidence showing that diverse boards perform better, Perrett Laver is responsible for identifying and developing a pool of senior, experienced candidates from a variety of backgrounds including black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME), disabled and LGBT+ to help organisations develop more diverse boards.