Glad to see the wider Diversity issue is being debated, but still needs a change in thinking further down the management ladder and earlier in people's careers. Also need to remember as recruiters we still need to work within current legislation which can be challenging from a diversity persepective.
But if gender diversity has increased, the ethnic diversity of our boards has gone into reverse. The latest survey by executive recruiter Green Park of 10,000 top business leaders shows the number of visible ethnic minority CEOs is falling and the number of all-white boards is increasing. Yet 14 per cent of the population is from a black or minority ethnic background. Today there are just four non-white CEOs of FTSE-100 companies following the departure of Tidjane Thiam from Prudential earlier this year.