Founded in 2013 by David Schwarz, Board Direction (formerly Board Diversity) is the leading Non Executive Director advertising & board career development firm in Australia – no one does what we do or can reference the success that we have had in putting people on boards.
In our core business, we assist people to develop a Board Career. We advertise Australia’s largest & most diverse list of non-executive board vacancies and we equip members the tools and knowledge required through practical career services like board CV writing, board member profiling, application support and board search course and events. We also provide corporate services to support organisations with executive career development, board governance and board recruitment.
Board Direction Pty Ltd is a wholly Australian business located in Sydney, but working nationally. Our ABN is 71 351 180 347
The Board Direction Team
Our highly talented executive team boasts 49 years of board and governance experience between them. They have worked in, or with, a wide variety of industries across all organisation types. They are each considered industry experts within their specialist fields.
With over 15 years board recruitment experience I have appointed hundreds of non executives and advised thousands on how to develop a board career or gain a board directorship. As such, I can confidently say that no one knows more about how to gain a board appointment or develop a board career than I do. In fact, I have been quoted as ‘Australia’s leading board recruitment expert. Not only have I written the internationally selling Board Appointments Book: The definitive guide to finding and gaining a board appointment, I have personally written 2,000+ Board CVs, have been recognised as a leading board CV writer, been featured in the Financial Review’s BOSS magazine, the SMH, Channel 10’s ‘The Project’ and I present regularly for organisations such as Governance Institute of Australia, Sydney University’s Graduate School of Management (AGSM) and the CEO Institute. I am also a Top 10 LinkedIn user with 25,000+ Non Executive LinkedIn connections. Read more about David…
Yvonne is an experienced CEO, Chairman, Deputy Chairman non -executive company director and advisor. She advises companies and organisations on strategies for growth, is well networked and connects organisations with key stakeholders. She is a member and graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Board Directions, is a member of numerous business and community networking groups, the Sydney Institute, Women Chiefs of Enterprise, is a member of the Business Advisory Committee, School of Business, Western Sydney University. Yvonne has worked closely with leaders across all sectors for well over a decade, assisting them to grow their businesses and their leadership skills. She is a frequent panellist, MC, speaker. Her career history demonstrates innovation, considered risk-taking, firm leadership, people skills, an ability to work across numerous sectors and a practical bent to get the job done and achieve results.
Behind the scenes at Board Direction, there is a team of staff that support David, Yvonne, Julia and our members. Our member services staff are ready to assist. You can chat with them via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or via the online chat window on our website.