Board Recruitment


Non Executive Director & Advisory Board Recruitment: We guarantee to find you a Non Executive Board Director worthy of your board.

For further information about how we can help please contact David Schwarz on 0479 196 058, email [email protected] or complete the form below.

Board Direction offers a bespoke and candidate focused Non Executive Director (NED) & Advisory Board Member appointment service for clients across the Commercial, Government & Not for Profit (NfP) sectors. Backed by a decade of international Non Executive Board Director search success, a total database of 39,000+ Non Executive Directors and far-reaching board connections via our tens of thousands of social media followers, wea guarantee to find a you a Non Executive Director worthy of your board. Further, as a boutique provider specialising only in Non Executive Board Recruitment, we do not have the large overheads of our competitors so we can offer something other than eye watering fees.

We guarantee to reach the candidates that you can’t and understand that your primary concern in engaging Board Direction will be to find a qualified and capable NED or Advisory Board Member. However, our ability to promote what it is your organisation does, your brand and your aspirations to thousands of Non Executives right across Australia should not be underestimated. Board Direction has one of (if not the largest) Non Executive Director database in Australia and by leveraging it through dedicated messaging we ensure that your organisation will be branded effectively to the people that really matter.

WHY BOARD DIRECTION?

Success & Reach: Backed by a decade of international non executive search success, a database of 21,000+ NEDs, over 19,000+ social media followers and far-reaching board connections, we can offer a bespoke and candidate focused NED appointment service.

Passion: Beyond our low fees, experience and wide reach what separates us from others operating in this space is the passion we bring to the board appointment process. This passion is evident in all that we do – in our conversations with you, in our conversations with your candidates and in our conversations with your stakeholders. This passion counts more than you might think because any recruiter you use will be representing you to hundreds of (in our case to over 39,000) NEDs so it is essential that they are passionate about what they do. Without this your reputation is at risk. We take this responsibility seriously.

Marketing & Reach: We don’t charge for advertising. Many in the market claim to conduct search services but then charge you to advertise your opportunity. We don’t. Having developed a database of almost 21,000 Non Executive Directors and Chairs and over 19,000 social media followers as such, we have a ready-made search list that is larger than anyone else in the market. This means that we have the ability to market your opportunity to our database at a moments notice – something no one else can do.

Branding: We won’t be speaking to hundreds of potential candidates on your behalf we will be speaking with thousands! That means that up to 39,000 NEDs and Chairs will hear about your opportunity but also your brand and the unique message we craft together. A powerful benefit that only Board Direction can offer.

Low fees: We are a boutique provider (specialising only on Non Executive Search) and do not have the large overheads of our competitors so we can offer more competitive fees.

OVERALL RECRUITMENT APPROACH

To generate for you a list of appointable Non Executive or Advisory Board candidates we will exclusively be utilising our extensive national database of Non Executive Directors and Chairs. We do this through:

  1. Dedicated Direct Emails to our database of almost 20,000+ Australian Non Executive Directors and Chairs
  2. Social media alerts to over 19,000 board direction subscribers on LinkedIn, Twitter, Google Plus & Facebook.

Whilst our approach is unique it is also powerful and supported by traditional recruitment experience earned over a decade of board appointments. Below is a full list of the services we can provide:

  1. Initial Preparatory Work: Take a full brief from you in order to fully scope the roles, person specification and the search process with you
  2. Search & Branding: Use our database and networks (17,000+ individuals) generate applications from qualified and experienced NEDs – individuals who meet your job specification and cultural fit.
  3. Response Handling: Transparency all the way so at anytime you can access the full list of applicants.
  4. Selection & Longlist: Manage all enquiries & applications on your behalf and sift of all applicants to generate a short list of candidates
  5. Interviews: Conduct full interviews of the shortlisted candidates (if required) or arrange informal meetings with you.
  6. Assessments: Working with an experienced national organisational psychology consultancy.
  7. Final Panel Interviews: Attend the final panel interviews (if required)
  8. Candidate Care: Handle all rejections on your behalf and provide support and feedback to candidates
  9. Appointment Support & References: Support you with the offer and negotiations and reference taking.

For further information about how we can help please contact David Schwarz on 0479 196 058, email [email protected] or complete the form below.

FOUR TIERS OF SERVICE

Unlike other recruitment firms we don’t have a ‘one price, one service’ approach. The difference in price is determined by how much you want us involved in the process. However, regardless of which service you choose we guarantee to find you a Non Executive Board Director worthy of your board.

Tier 1. Dedicated Search email

A dedicated Direct Email to our database of over 20,000 Australian Non Executive Directors and Chairs + social media alerts to over 16,000 board direction subscribers on LinkedIn, Twitter, Google Plus & Facebook.

We will:

  1. send out a dedicated email that brands your organisation, and the board opportunities available, to our database of 35,000 email & social media subscribers. We will then manage and collate all the responses and send them to you for you to then sift through and contact the desired candidates yourself. We guarantee a successful outcome!

This service has a dual effect in that it both delivers qualified candidates – no matter the scope or scale or your organisation – but also brands your organisation to some of the highest profile and most influential board members & executes in Australia.

Fee: $3,500 + any costs & gst

For further information about how we can help please contact David Schwarz on 0479 196 058, email [email protected] or complete the form below.

Tier 2: NED Search

Designed for organisations who want access to the non executive network we offer in order to generate a list of appointable candidates.

We will:

  1. work with your Board/Chair to refine a Job Description & Specification that clearly identifies what you require from a new NED or Advisory Board Member as well as an advert that effectively promotes your organisation.
  2. send out a dedicated email that brands your organisation, and the board opportunities available, to our database of 35,000 email & social media subscribers. We will then manage and collate all the responses and send them to you for you to then sift through and contact the desired candidates yourself. We guarantee a successful outcome!
  3. sift all candidate applications and provide written recommendations (with supporting candidate documents) that a final panel of NED candidates can be selected from for you to select a final panel from.

Fee: $4,999 + any costs & gst

For further information about how we can help please contact David Schwarz on 0479 196 058, email [email protected] or complete the form below.

Tier 3: NED Search & Selection

A full Search and Selection offering designed for organisations who understand that managing a recruitment process requires particular skills and experience and who also want access to the non executive network we offer in order to generate a list of appointable candidates.

We will:

  1. work with your Board/Chair to refine a Job Description & Specification that clearly identifies what you require from a new NED or Advisory Board Member as well as an advert that effectively promotes your organisation.
  2. send out a dedicated email that brands your organisation, and the board opportunities available, to our database of 35,000+ email & social media subscribers. We will then manage and collate all the responses and send them to you for you to then sift through and contact the desired candidates yourself.
  3. sift all candidate applications and provide recommendations (with supporting candidate documents) in order to generate a long list of candidates for initial interview. Provide feedback to unsuccessful candidates.
  4. coordinate final panel candidates and attend the a final panel (if required).
  5. take verbal references with subsequent written reports for successful candidates prior to appointment.

Fee: $6,999 + any costs & gst

For further information about how we can help please contact David Schwarz on 0479 196 058, email [email protected] or complete the form below.

Tier 4: NED Search, Selection, Board Review & Skills Audit

A complete Search and Selection but also offering a board governance review. It is designed for organisations who understand that require us to manage the full recruitment process from initial meetings to interviews on their behalf. This offering also offers a comprehensive board skills audit and board governance review as part of the service.

We will:

  1. work with your Board/Chair to refine a Job Description & Specification that clearly identifies what you require from a new NED or Advisory Board Member as well as an advert that effectively promotes your organisation.
  2. send out a dedicated email that brands your organisation, and the board opportunities available, to our database of 35,000 email & social media subscribers. We will then manage and collate all the responses and send them to you for you to then sift through and contact the desired candidates yourself.
  3. sift all candidate applications and provide recommendations (with supporting candidate documents) in order to generate a long list of candidates for initial interview.
  4. complete comprehensive candidate interviews in order to derive a recommended shortlist of candidates for final panel interview.
  5. coordinate final panel candidates and attend the a final panel (if required).
  6. take verbal references with subsequent written reports for successful candidates prior to appointment.
  7. provide feedback to unsuccessful candidates.

In addition to providing a full search and selection offering – initial briefings, candidate summary reports, transparency all the way, full candidate care and appointment support we will also:

  1. provide an intensive board recruitment assessment process prior to commencing the assignment.
  2. conduct a whole board ‘proven governance’ review and provide a subsequent report outlining performance, gaps and strengths

Fee: $9,999 + costs & gst

For further information about how we can help please contact David Schwarz on 0479 196 058, email [email protected] or complete the form below.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES & CHARGES

The above recruitment service is priced on the basis of the successful appointment of a single (1) Advisory Board Member, Non Executive Director or Chairperson. Should you appoint more than one we will charge you additional $1,500 per placement.

In addition to the four tiers of service above we can also provide a wide range of additional services including:

  1. NED Interviews – full competency and fit interviews – $750 per candidate + gst
  2. Psychological Assessments – Cost dependent upon requirements
  3. In person attendance at board meetings & final panels – $1,500 per day + costs & gst
  4. Any additional services – $1,500 per day + gst

WHO WILL BE LEADING YOUR ASSIGNMENT?

David Schwarz is a Non Executive Director, an international executive & non-executive search consultant and leads all assignments. In the 10 years as a headhunter he has filled countless NED, Executive and Board Director roles for some of the most significant public, commercial and NFP organisations in the world including: the Olympic Delivery Authority, Commission For Equality & Human Rights, countless Commercial organisations and Not for Profit organisations. He is committed to diversity and understands fully that he will be representing you during this assignment. David speaks regularly on the Board Appointment process for organisation such as the Governance Institute, the CEO Institute, AGSM and various other organisations. He has also recently been quoted as a CV expert in MyCareer, News.com.au and featured on Channel 10′s ‘The Project’ and the AFR’s BOSS Magazine.

OUR CONFIDENCE

We understand how important it is for you to find and appoint the right Chair or Non Executive Director to your board. I am confident that we will be able to meet and exceed your expectations, and would be delighted to work with your organisation.

For further information about how we can help please contact David Schwarz on 0479 196 058, email [email protected] or complete the form below.