Research Report and Diversity Champions

Leadership 2025 addresses the supply and demand sides of the diversity leadership challenge. Leadership 2025 commissioned Altair, a strategic Housing and Regeneration consultancy, to undertake an independent review of the state of black and minority ethnic (BME) leadership representation in the social housing sector. The Altair Review, published in 2017, and the Leadership 2025 Diversity in the Sector, published in 2019, are below:

Leadership 2025 Diversity in the Sector (2019)

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This report provides five key messages to supplement the five-point plan:

  • Make data collection, aspiration setting and reporting meaningful
  • Don’t tick boxes. The objective should be an intrinsic part of the culture of an organisation
  • Diversity should be a leadership wide mandate. Not just the responsibility of the CEO or HR Director
  • Use targeted Talent Development Programmes
  • Include Diversity Standards in formal governance and regulation

Leadership Diversity champions are those organisations who have signed up to implement the five-point plan, as detailed in the Altair review – creating a more ethnically diverse leadership across the housing sector.

The Altair Review (2017)

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This report outlines the five-point plan:

  • Report annually on key diversity statistics
  • Set Aspirational targets
  • Interview more diverse pools of candidates
  • Develop the Leadership pipeline
  • Lead by example

The Index of Leadership Champions include:


Thank you for your interest to date with this initiative.

In order to show your support and become a Leadership Champion, we encourage you to use the Leadership 2025 logo on your HR literature and recruitment campaigns as a clear symbol of your endorsement of this programme.

If you are interested in signing up to the five-point plan, please register your interest below and we will be in touch to provide you a copy of the logo for your usage.