Watermark Search International: Board Diversity Index 2018

The fourth edition of the Board Diversity Index from Watermark Search International in Australia, looks at the various ways in which Boards can bring diverse points of view, diverse ways of problem solving, diverse business experience and diverse social perspectives into the Boardroom.

This report has added from previous years:

  • Up to date information that builds the business case for diversity, not just in the Boardroom but also more broadly across the company
  • Analysis of the longevity of the Chairs of the ASX300 companies and highlighting those that have been ‘in situ’ for an extended period
  • The influence that the small, but growing, group of Chairs that are women have on Board diversity
  • Postgraduate education and professional governance certification levels of Directors Board gender balance continues to improve, albeit at a measured pace, and the ASX50 have led the way

The report covers four areas of diversity:

  1. Gender diversity
  2. Cultural diversity
  3. Skills diversity
  4. Age diversity

Read the full report here

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