The Middlesex University Statement of Diversity (August 2018) sets out that: “Diversity is respected, embraced and promoted at Middlesex University. It is an integral part of who we are and what we stand for, both as a university committed to educating the next generation of diverse leaders, makers and shapers, and as a voice in public affairs”.
In support of this Statement, the University Strategy and governance good practice as specified through the HE Code of Governance, the Board of Governors is committed to ensure that Board recruitment pro-actively supports diversity. A diverse board is more likely to contain a broader range of skills, knowledge and experience than one which is more narrowly based, and consequently will contribute to more effective governance. Creating a diverse board can also help to increase accountability and stakeholder confidence.
The Board will seek to ensure that the diversity of the Board is taken into account during recruitment, as well as that, collectively, the membership of the Board provides an appropriate range and balance of skills, knowledge and experience.