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Diversifying your board and executive team – how to get it right

  • Type HQN Event (Virtual)
  • Venue Virtual workshop
  • Start 20 Oct 2020 13:00
  • End 20 Oct 2020 15:00


Diversifying your board and executive team – how to get it right

Virtual workshop

Recent research has shown the housing sector is not doing enough to ensure its decision-making bodies are diverse.

A study into the makeup of boards and executive teams found that there were 15 (out of a total of 330 executives) BAME executives (including three CEOs) – the equivalent of 4.5%. The survey also looked at board level and found only 50 BAME board members out of total 735 (or 6.8%), with 18 boards having no BAME representation at all.

Some organisations are going it alone and discovering the huge benefits it can bring and that the barriers they thought were there, do not really exist.

Hear from some of those leading lights at this workshop. You will come away with a renewed sense about how to diversify your board, while ensuring that no skill is lost from it.

Whether it is diversity in the shape of ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability or age, this workshop will give you an insight into how you can transform your organisation. Start reflecting the demographic of your communities and reap the benefits of diversity.


  • Colette McKune, Group Chief Executive, ForHousing
  • Pamela Leonce, Consultant, Saxon Bampfylde
  • Gemma Burton-Connelly, Company Secretary, Radian
  • Jo Ballman, HQN governance consultant
  • Caroline Moore, Director of People & Culture, Shepherd’s Bush HA.

About our virtual offer:

It's never too late to book. We know during these uncertain times that diaries can change and we’ve seen a big increase in last minute bookings. But don’t worry – we’re always ready to welcome you even if you book on the day.

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A full refund will be given if a cancellation is made 28 calendar days or more prior to the event, and a 50% refund if a cancellation is made 15-27 calendar days prior to the event. We regret that no refund can be given if a cancellation is made 14 calendar days or less before the event.

Cancellations must be made in writing, and will be acknowledged by HQN Limited. There is no refund for non-attendance, but delegates may be substituted at any time.



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