#InspireList – Jehangir Malik

We ask Jehangir Malik, previous trustee at National Emergencies Trust , ACEVO and The Runnymede Trust, why he thinks the #InspireList matters?

Submissions to the list are continuing to be accepted online, and the list will be refreshed quarterly, in order to continue building a broader picture of trustee racial and ethnic diversity.

Why you think the Inspire List matters?
The Inspire List is an important platform that demonstrates the variety of people that are currently performing important roles as #trustees on charity boards. It offers a glimpse in to the world of so many positive role models who are living examples of the changes we need to see.

How pleased you are to have been included on the list?
Extremely pleased to have been included on the list. At changing times like this it’s really important to demonstrate diversity and inclusion at the board level of charities. We need to see visible changes of lived experiences on charity boards.

Why did you want to become a trustee?
My own journey started with the recognition of the importance of sharing my own lived experiences at the board level to improve diversity of thought amongst charity trustees. It is a sacrifice of time but a sacrifice well worth making which will hopefully inspire others to think about joining charity boards.

What do you think are the key barriers to becoming a trustee if you are from an under represented group?
Connections, awareness of opportunities, lack of confidence, social and cultural capital, London centric, opportunity cost, time and loss of earnings.

What do you think needs to be done to encourage more people to become trustees?
Awareness, role models, profiling more representation, flexibility in recruitment, remuneration, mentoring.

Our commitment to diversity & inclusion

Trustees Unlimited believes that diverse boards strengthen society. We will strive to remove the barriers that prevent people from applying to become trustees and help our clients to recruit and support people with a wide range of skills and lived experience.

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