What's the average age

in your Boardroom? 

The average Trustee is a 61 year old caucasian male. Whilst the wealth of knowledge this demographic brings to the sector should quite rightly be celebrated, it is indicative of bad practice and a disregard for Co-design principles. At present, less than 40% of Boards are representative of their target beneficiaries.

90% of Trustees are recruited via word-of-mouth.

There would be uproar from civil society if the majority of private or public sector made senior appointments behind closed doors . In a sector that strives and advocates for Good Governance it is unacceptable for this practice to be commonplace in 2019 and is verging on nepotism.

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