Public Accounts Committee

Scrutiny of Accounts 2014-15

Sport Wales’s response to Recommendation 18


R18: The Committee welcomes the work being undertaken to achieve this and recommend that Sport Wales maintains its commitment to improving the diversity of its board and achieve its target of a 50:50 gender ratio balance by 2020.

Response: As noted in our letter of 19 October 2015, we have already surpassed this target as the gender ratio balance at the time of giving evidence was 57% female.

Extract from letter of 19 October 2015

Sport Wales have been proactive in this area, not to meet any target but because we recognise we have a duty to reflect the communities we represent. Our current board is 57% female and 15% BME, so progress has been made, but there is much more to do throughout the sector.