Diversity among social housing leadership teams, or the lack of, has been one of the major topics of 2018 and Inside Housing’s launched a new campaign to shine a spotlight on the issue further.
In January we launched Inclusive Futures with research showing the scale of the challenge facing the sector in ensuring inclusive leadership teams. Just 4.5% members of executive teams are black and minority ethnic our research shows. The figures also revealed just three out of 64 associations to respond were led by a BME chief executive, just 34% of chief executive are female, 1% have a disability and just 1.6% of board members are LGBT.
We set the sector a five-step challenge to ensure an inclusive future, including prioritising inclusion, collecting data on diversity of workforce and setting targets for recruitment from under-represented groups.