Leadership 2025

The Altair Review

Leadership 2025 came about in response to a research project that resulted in the publication of The Altair Review, which encourages organisations to create more ethnically diverse leadership across the sector. The research project explored what organisations and sector leaders could do to affect a culture change in the leadership at the top of housing organisations. 


The Altair Review made the following recommendations, which housing organisations have been encouraged to sign up to: 

  1. Report annually on key diversity statistics
  2. Set aspirational targets for their board and committee recruitment from under-represented groups
  3. Interview more diverse pools of candidates
  4. Develop the leadership pipeline of junior and middle-management BME individuals in their organisation
  5. Chief executives and boards should lead by example, taking a proactive and visible role in promoting, monitoring and endorsing the recommendations from the research

What happens next?

Signatory organisations will be able to publish their self-reporting to this page, so their progress can be viewed in one place.

Leadership development programme

Leadership 2025 is an intensive 9-month leadership development programme for senior leaders from BME backgrounds working in the housing sector. It aims to support and empower BME senior professionals to become sector leaders of the future. The programme is supported by the Mayor of London and sponsored by L&Q, Optivo and BME London.

The programme ran in 2017 with its first six participants, and a second cohort will be selected this Autumn.

If you are a senior BME housing professional who is interested in applying to Leadership 2025, you can apply for the 2018 course (applications close 31 August).

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