Interesting looking at board equality and diversity- are they too male,pale and stale? Look forward to the CIH strategy for mixing things up

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HA boards may be shrinking, but they're not getting any more diverse. How do we address board equality? (Art Credit: Jackie Fleming - @JacksterFleming) HA boards may be shrinking, but they’re not getting any more diverse. How do we address board equality? (Art Credit: Jackie Fleming – @JacksterFleming)

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“While our workforce is diverse, this is not reflected in our leadership which remains too white, too old and too male. Just look at me.” – CIH President Steve Stride, Housing 2014

It seems that CIH President Steve Stride’s recent warning about the lack of diversity in housing leadership was particularly prescient, as a new study by Inside Housing reveals that while the housing sector is undergoing sweeping changes, the make-up of housing association boards remains broadly unchanged; there is not the diversity at higher levels of leadership that one would expect from a sector whose employees – and customers – are so diverse.

Not too long ago, it was reported that the proportion of new social lets to white people had risen while…

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