Research by consultancy Green Park finds just 3.4% of chairs, CEOs and CFOs have ethnic minority backgrounds—the same proportion as in 2014.
“The snowy peaks of British business remain stubbornly white.” Those are the words of Trevor Phillips, chair of Green Park, the consultancy whose research this week revealed the cause of ethnic diversity in FTSE 100 boardrooms has either stalled or gone into reverse.
Green Park finds of the 297 people in chair, chief executive and chief financial officer roles, only 10, or 3.4%, have ethnic minority backgrounds. This is the same proportion as when Green Park started its research in 2014.
Looking across all board executive and non-executive positions, the research reveals more disappointing news. Just 1.1% are black, down from 1.3% i
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