Independent report

Ethnic diversity of UK boards: the Parker review

Independent review by Sir John Parker into the ethnic diversity of UK boards.


Ethnic diversity enriching business leadership: 2020 update report from The Parker Review (PDF, 3MB, EY website)

Beyond one by ‘21: a report into the ethnic diversity of UK boards - 2017 final report (PDF, 1MB, EY website)


This independent review considers how to improve the ethnic and cultural diversity of UK boards to better reflect their employee base and the communities they serve.

The report sets out objectives and timescales to encourage greater diversity, and provides practical tools to help business leaders to address the issue.

2020 update report: Ethnic diversity enriching business leadership

Read the related EY press release, 5 February 2020: New Parker Review report reveals ‘slow progress’ on ethnic diversity of FTSE boards

Published 2 November 2016
Last updated 5 February 2020 + show all updates
  1. Added link to Ethnic Diversity Enriching Business Leadership: 2020 update report from The Parker Review.

  2. Final report published.

  3. First published.