Historic England publishes new guidance on why diversity matters on heritage boards

This article was first published by Historic England.

Historic England is developing a suite of resources for heritage organisations of all sizes to develop the diversity of their board and build a more sustainable and resilient heritage sector for the future.

Diversity at board level can help organisations be resilient and sustainable, and make and implement informed and inclusive decisions

  • Conducting a board diversity audit helps to better understand your organisation’s needs and any existing barriers to diverse participation
  • Take time to review existing governance documents’ commitments to inclusion, diversity and equality (IDE) when making a case for a diverse board
  • Conduct a board diversity audit and evaluate the results to identify and strategise the next steps in recruiting future diverse board members
  • Demonstrate your board’s commitment to diversity by sharing authentically representative images and content on platforms and in annual reports