The Independent: Third of Britain’s top 100 charities have all-white senior leadership teams, says survey

The Third Sector Leadership 2,000, launched today by Green Park, reveals that 34 of the 100 largest UK charities have all white senior leadership teams.

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.