Can I become a Non-Executive Director with no board experience or am I just wasting my time? The reality is that you can.
By taking the direct approach to a board appointment you can tap into how 15% of all board appointments are made.
Most of us acknowledge the value of personal connections, but are unsure how to build a professional network.
53% of all board appointments potentially occur through connections seen rarely or infrequently
If you have board aspirations, you must have a list of board target organisations that you can be appointed to.
Commercial board appointments are appealing for many because they offer an opportunity to build your career and be remunerated.
When considering a board career you should evaluate all possible options, a Government board position is one of them.
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.
Looking for a Non-Executive Director role? There are many other types of board roles in Australia that you should consider.
One of the most valuable things you can do to gain a board appointment is to simply start telling people you are looking for one.
Managing your Board expectations and aspirations can be made easier by asking yourself 8 questions. From there you can narrow down the sort of boards that you are likely to be appointed to.
We cover everything about getting a board role in Australia including board aspirations, roadblocks, personal connections, leveraging your C-suite experience, skills matrix & board fit, in-demand demand board roles & skills.
Any board appointment will incur some risks, for most, the rewards far outweigh these risks. There are at least 7 rewards to holding a board role.
In short, yes. You can have a Non-Executive and Executive role at the same time. Indeed doing so, may be the best career decision you’ll ever make.
It may surprise you to know that the majority of new board appointments have neither past NED experience nor were/are CEOs.
If you are a Senior Executive and looking for your first board appointment then, most likely, you have already begun to wonder HOW that transition will take place.