Trends

  • Diversity focus: Disabled representation at the top
    ​Inside Housing’s diversity survey found a very low representation of disabled people in senior housing leadership. Out of 523 executives, only seven were identified to us as disabled. On the board, representation is slightly higher - 60 out of 1,061 board members.
  • The average age of a board member is 57, reveals Inside Housing’s survey of diversity in housing leadership. Meanwhile, just 21 board members are under 40. Only four are under 30.
  • Inside Housing spoke to 100 of the largest housing associations to look at just how diverse the sector’s leadership is. Probably one of the most startling findings is on representation of black and minority ethnic (BME) people in housing’s top jobs.
  • How diverse is housing’s leadership? To find out, Inside Housing sent a detailed survey to the 180 biggest housing associations in the UK.
  • Last year, we discovered that 25% of chief executives of the largest 180 housing associations are women (Inside Housing salary survey, 11 September 2015). The results of our leadership survey seem to show that by expanding the net to include other executive-level posts, the representation of wome...