Should there be a minimum target for minority groups to be represented on sport boards?

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This issue of how greater stakeholder representation and diversity on sports boards has been a hot topic in sport for a number of years. However, the introduction of the UK Sport and Sport England Code for Sport Governance has provide a greater focus on the diversity of sports board can more be done on a practical level to address this issue?

The debate topic is ‘Equality in Sport - should there be a target for sports organisations to have a minimum percentage of board members from minority groups?’. The panel, in association with the Sport’s People’s Think Tank (SPTT), features a fantastic lineup of speakers including legal experts in sports governance, former Olympians, and leaders across sports bodies and clubs:

  • Lydia Banerjee, Barrister at Littleton Chambers

  • Nathan Talbott, Associate at Wright Hassall and Board Member of SPTTT

  • Kelly Sotherton, former World & Olympic medalist, Commonwealth Champion and Board Member at SPTTT

  • Emma Boggis, Chief Executive at the Sport and Recreation Alliance

  • Christine Ohuruogu, former World, Olympic & Commonwealth Champion and ambassadors for Sporting Equals

  • Arun Daniel-Selvaratnam, Director, General Counsel Division at Credit Suisse AG and Independent Chair of the Premier League Fans’ Fund Panel

  • Chris Ramsey, QPR Technical Director (TBC)

The panelists’ will provide their unique perspectives on the challenges and possible solutions to what is one of the biggest governance issues in UK and international sport.

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