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Increasing diversity in public appointments

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Documentation outlining the actions we are taking forward to increase the number of women and other under-represented groups in public appointments.

Women and other groups such as disabled people and people from Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds continue to be under-represented in public appointments in Wales. We are committed to addressing this as evidenced through our Programme for Government and Strategic Equality Plan.

By increasing under represented groups within public appointments, there will be a diversity of experience and views in decision-making. This ensures that boards of public bodies are credible and command public confidence because they reflect the people that they serve. This is why improving the engagement and participation of all under-represented groups in public appointments is a commitment for this Government.

Ministers with responsibility for public appointments in Wales have written to Chairs of Public Sector Boards asking them to continue their proactive approach in increasing the number of women and other under-represented groups in public appointments.  

Chairs have been provided with the following documents to assist them in their efforts to increase diversity on their Boards.