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2024 Board Diversity Index

Celebrating 10 Years of Insights!

Welcome to the 2024 Board Diversity Index, a comprehensive investigation of the ASX300 now in its tenth year.

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of directors are from Anglo-Celtic backgrounds. Cultural diversity has stalled.


of female directors hold 45% of female-occupied seats.


of directors are qualified with an undergraduate degree.


of directors are regarded as non-independent.

This is the fifth year that Watermark Search International has partnered with Governance Institute of Australia
to bring you the Index, which both organisations hope will further encourage diverse boards across all types of organisations.

This is the only national report to put five types of diversity under the microscope, examining:

🔹 Gender

🔹 Cultural Background

🔹 Skills and Experience

🔹 Age

🔹 Tenure and Independence

​This is the second year we have also analysed:

🔹 First Nations


🔹 Disability

🔹 Socioeconomic background

This breadth of data allows us to share meaningful analysis of where corporate Australia currently stands on diversity, the direction we are heading in and what else needs to be done.

A Decade of Data


Our 2024 Board Diversity Index was featured in the Australian Financial Review. Please click here to read the article.

It has also been featured in multiple other articles. Please see below:​

Previous Board Diversity Results

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