Conducting comprehensive board research is perhaps the most valuable thing I can share with aspiring non-executive directors
The transition from executive to non-executive director is highly competitive and difficult. Follow these 5 steps to your first board role.
There are a number of things that you should do NOW if you are looking for a board appointment. The end of your executive career is too late.
There are countless variables at play and everyone’s aspirations will differ. However, when thinking about a board appointment, it is true to say that ‘the harder you work, the luckier you will get’.
In Australia, a non-executive director is one who is not employed by the organisation. By law, all directors are personally liable, therefore you must consider the risks.
Helping people gain board appointments for almost 20 years offers an opportunity to reflect on the changes I have seen and provide thoughts on the elements that are key.
Many people find the board appointment process overwhelming, whilst for others it is the opposite. What is it they know?
Past blips or career gaps should not prevent you from developing a board career. You need to know how to handle them properly
In Australia, Directors and Officers Insurance is usually directed at covering the defence costs and settlements of proceedings against the Directors and Officers of a company for claims made against them.
Rejection is part of the process of gaining a board appointment. Staying positive and building your confidence is critical.
A governance qualification rarely makes a difference to your accountability, though it might just be the thing that separates you from your competitors in the appointment process.
Is there really a board appointment, that reflects by skills and experience, for me?
If you don’t have the right networks - Are you wasting your time? Absolutely not.
The time commitment should not be overlooked. It involves more than simply attending scheduled meetings.