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Board Chairs of the Future - mentoring scheme: end of scheme report

Evaluation report for a mentoring project to develop a pipeline Board Chairs of the future for public bodies in Scotland from groups currently under-represented at Board Chair level. This covers the iteration of this project which ran from August 2019 to November 2020.


Annex B

Data on diversity of Board Chairs and applications to Chair roles over the course of the pilot project and this project

Number of Boards as at 30 November 2020: 87

Number of Board Chairs as at 30 November 2020: 85

Chair diversity data as at 30 November 2020

Total number of Board Chairs: 85

Protected Characteristic Profile of Board Chairs Scottish Population (2011 Census)
Women 33 (39%) 51.5%
Age Under 50 * 54.3%
Minority Ethnic People * 4.0%
Disabled People 9 (11%) 19.6%**
Sexual Orientation * 6.0%***

Chair diversity data as at 30 June 2019

Total number of Board Chairs: 85

Protected Characteristic Profile of Board Chairs Scottish Population (2011 Census)
Women 28 (32.94%) 51.5%
Age Under 50 * 54.3%
Minority Ethnic People * 4.0%
Disabled People 10 (12)% 19.6%**
Sexual Orientation * 6.0%***

Chair diversity data as at 31 March 2017

Total number of Board Chairs: 80

Protected Characteristic Profile of Board Chairs Scottish Population (2011 Census)
Women 17 (21.3%) 51.5%
Age Under 50 * 54.3%
Minority Ethnic people * 4.0%
Disabled People 8 (10%) 19.6%**
Sexual Orientation * 6.0%***

* Values of 5 and below have been suppressed to decrease the risk of disclosure of information about individuals.
** The way the Census 2011 reports on disability is different from the way it is collected in the public appointments' diversity monitoring forms.
** Ethical Standards Commissioner's estimate based on information from Stonewall's website

Applications to Chair roles diversity data, 2017 to 2020

2017, number of Chair appointments made: 14

Protected Characteristic Applied Invited to Interview Appointable Appointed Scottish Population (2011 Census)
Women 56 (24.2%) 16 (26.7%) * * 51.5%
Age Under 50 46 (19.9%) 6 (10%) * * 54.3%
Minority Ethnic People 25 (10.8%) * * * 4.0%
Disabled People 27 (11.7%) * * * 19.6%**
Sexual Orientation * * * * 6.0%***

2018, number of Chair appointments made: 17

Protected Characteristic Applied Invited to Interview Appointable Appointed Scottish Population (2011 Census)
Women 40 (26.3%) 22 (30.1%) 7 (35.0%) 6 (35.3%) 51.5%
Age Under 50 16 (11.8%) 6 (8.2%) * * 54.3%
Minority Ethnic People 16 (10.5%) * * * 4.0%
Disabled People 26 (17.1%) 6 (8.2%) * * 19.6%**
Sexual Orientation 6 (3.9%) * * * 6.0%***

2019, number of Chair appointments made: 17

Protected Characteristic Applied Invited to Interview Appointable Appointed Scottish Population (2011 Census)
Women 37 (21.4%) 15 (23.4%) * * 51.5%
Age Under 50 24 (13.9%) * * * 54.3%
Minority Ethnic People 19 (11.0%) * * * 4.0%
Disabled People 28 (16.2%) 7 (10.9%) * * 19.6%**
Sexual Orientation 8 (4.6%) * * * 6.0%***

2020, number of Chair appointments made: 9

Protected Characteristic Applied Invited to Interview Appointable Appointed Scottish Population (2011 Census)
Women 36 (37.5%) 13 (44.8%) 6 (54.5%) 6 (66.7%) 51.5%
Age Under 50 23 (24%) * * * 54.3%
Minority Ethnic People 9 (9.4%) * * * 4.0%
Disabled People 16 (16.7%) * * * 19.6%**
Sexual Orientation * * * * 6.0%***

* Values of 5 and below have been suppressed to decrease the risk of disclosure of information about individuals.
** The way the Census 2011 reports on disability is different from the way it is collected in the public appointments' diversity monitoring forms.
*** Ethical Standards Commissioner's estimate based on information from Stonewall's website

Contact

Email: robert.boyter@gov.scot

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