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Inclusive boards* found that of the 66% of identified Trustees from the top 500 charities only:

  • 6.6% were from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds - a 0.3% increase from 2016.
  • 62% of the top charities (by income) have all white boards - a 50% reduction from 2016.

*Inclusive Boards 2018.


  • 1% out of a total of 2796 judges, 30 are black - roughly 1%. This excludes 441 judges with unknown ethnicity. There are no High Court Judges (out of 39), no Court of Appeal Judges (out of 30) and only one Deputy District magistrate (out of 80) of a black ethnic background.


There is a severe lack of black representation among MPs. Unfortunately, this lack of diversity has contributed to the Government's slow response to the disproportionate COVID-19 deaths among the BAME (Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority) population.

  • 10% of MPs are from a BAME background - the ethnic make-up is unclear due to a lack of data.


  • 1% of heads are black, 2.2% of teachers (roughly translates to 224 heads out of 16,800, and around 10,999 teachers).
  • 5.5% of primary school children and 6% of secondary school children are black.
  • <1% of academics are black.

FTSE 100

Analysis by Green Park* demonstrates that only:

  • 4% of FTSE 100 leaders in one of the top three positions (CEO, Chair and CFO) are black.

*Leadership 10,000 2019.

Police force

  • Only 1% of Officers in England and Wales are of Black African or Caribbean origin.


  • <1% of journalists are black; consistent since 2002.

Civil service

  • 1% of senior civil service staff are black. That is 70 out of 4,950 employees with known ethnicity (increases to 5,970 without known ethnicity).

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