So first, some harsh statistics on racial diversity on trustee boards. A few facts shouted out
- 2.9% of trustees in the sector are women of colour – representing fewer than 5000 out of 168.0000 trustees
- 92% of trustees are white, older, and above average income and education
- 71% of trustees are recruited through an informal process
- The level of ethnic minority individuals on large charity boards is just 6.6%, representing 418 of a total of 6338 trustees.
To put that in context, 14% of the England and Wales population is from non- white background. In London, the figure is 36.8%.