When asked about whether they considered their board to be diverse over two-thirds (67%) said that theirs was not. One responder stated that “Board members are all socio groups A and B mainly A. So many directors be they female, gay, ethnic or male have all been to the same unis, business schools, and sometimes the same companies. Boards in the main fear having an employee in the Board or even a Committee”. Whilst another claimed that theirs had a “typical composition of ‘pale-male-stale”.