2. That report noted significant progress in recent years to improved gender equality on state boards. The overarching target is that each State Board should have at least 40% representation from each gender. In July 2018, the 40% target was met for the first time in respect of average board membership, when women held 40.7% of the membership of State boards. In December 2018, the average gender balance across all State Boards stood at 41.5% female and 58.5% male members.