Leadership case study: Inclusive Boards

66 Government-funded sports organisations supported to improve diversity within governance.

23 BME candidates placed on governance boards in the third and public sectors.

19 Third sector organisations accessing support and advisory services


Inclusive Boards is an agency set-up specifically to support the third and public sector in efforts to develop more diverse boards, stronger governance structures, and more inclusive practices. Their services include executive search, diversity training, and advisory. 

Inclusive Boards have worked with some of the largest charities in the UK, including the Royal National Institute for Blind People (RNIB) and British Red Cross, and have been part of Cabinet Office strategic discussions around improving diversity in governance. They have 60,000 BAME professionals within their network and a reach that expands into communities across the UK. Through their collective experience, they have developed the following for a number boards: skills matrix, constitutions, strategic plans, governance reviews, diversity action plans and more.