Macmillan unveils new strategy to tackle its 'problem with diversity'


Macmillan Cancer Support has set out a new four-year strategy with measures to tackle the “problem with the diversity of its workforce”.


Lynda Thomas, chief executive of the charity, says in a blog post that the charity’s new strategy will prioritise equity, diversity and inclusion and hold everyone accountable for it.

She says the charity wants to better engage people from diverse communities and evolve its internal culture.


“Macmillan, like the wider charity sector, has a problem with the diversity of its workforce, especially at a leadership level,” writes Thomas.


The charity said it planned to invest in targeted leadership training, remove ingrained bias from its recruitment practices and recruit more people from underrepresented groups.


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