Third Sector: Tesse Akpeki comments on diversity on charity boards

Tesse Akpeki has provided comment to Third Sector for a piece that delves into whether charities should pay board members in order to boost diversity and encourage greater effectiveness in their operations.


Tesse explains that anyone seeking to pay board members needs to be clear on “the kind of diversity it wants, why it wants that kind of diversity and how it is going to attract that kind of diversity” before introducing the policy.”

Highlighting the potential obstacles that can impede charities from being able to achieve greater diversity, Tesse goes on to say she has “seen people get diverse boards and then not support people to either bring their best to the table, to be acknowledged or recognised for what they can bring, or to train them and support them so they can be the best trustee they can,” Akpeki says. “Paying people in that culture will not get a better result.” “

Eager to read more of Tesse’s comments? You can find the rest of Third Sector’s article (£) here.

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