Discover the Benefits of Board Direction


No one is more experienced than Board Direction in helping people fast track a board appointment - we have helped more people than anyone else to do just that.

'Thank you for assisting me to make this first step into directorship outside of my own company and good luck to you in continuing your worthy business.' Rodney Clarke


'Thanks to your advice and support I now sit on two boards' Hamza Vayani

Most things that are worth having are worth striving for. Board appointments are potentially life and career changing. In fact, statistics have shown that people that have Board Directorships in addition to an executive role are: more appointable, earn more, are unemployed less and have better networks and connections. They are also able to future proof their careers better, have more successful retirements and weather unexpected career changes strongly.

Be under no illusion though, finding Non Executive or Advisory Board opportunities is difficult. Furthermore, gaining a board appointment is a highly competitive process with there being far more candidates than there are opportunities. Finding board vacancies is a challenging and time consuming process that historically relied upon your personal networks, searching through newspapers, monitoring online job boards or waiting to be ‘tapped on the shoulder’ by a friend or recruiter. Furthermore, preparing a board CV/application that stands out is a lengthy process and one not easily accomplished. Not any more.

Board Direction is Australia’s leading board career development and board vacancy advertising firm. We help put people on boards by providing everything required to get a Non Executive Directorship or Advisory Board Appointment. We do this in a number of ways but essentially, what we do is equip our members with specific board opportunities and the skills required to ‘dare them not to appoint you‘. Simple. No other organisation can reference the success we have had in putting people on boards - no one!

David Schwarz leads Board Direction. He is Australia’s leading board recruitment professional with more than a decade of international board and executive recruitment experience. No one knows more about how to gain a board appointment or develop a board career than David. In fact, not only has he written an internationally selling ‘Board Appointments’ Book that takes individuals through the specific steps required to find and gain a board directorship, he has personally written 1,500 Board CVs and has been recognised as a leading executive and board CV writer. He has also been featured in the Financial Review’s BOSS magazine and speaks regularly for organisations such as Governance Institute of Australia, Sydney University’s Graduate School of Management (AGSM) and the CEO Institute. David is also a Top 10 LinkedIn user with over 22,000 LinkedIn connections and has advised thousands of clients on how to develop a board career or gain their first board directorship. He has personally helped thousands of individuals gain board appointments.

Do we guarantee to get you a board appointment? We can't – no one can because no one can interview on your behalf (for that reason, we include a Board Interview Training service). So, does what we offer work? You bet. Board Direction has worked with over 1,500 clients and over 40,000 receive our weekly board search advice newsletters and board vacancy alerts. We could not have gained or maintained this level of support if what we did didn’t work.

There are hundreds of testimonials to our success that we could reference including those below:

I asked what attracted their (the business) attention to me, to which they responded “the style, format and clearly articulated content of the CV”… Thank you for assisting me to make this first step into directorship outside of my own company and good luck to you in continuing your worthy business.’ Rodney Clarke


'Thanks to your advice and support i now sit on two boards!' Hamza Vayani

Hundreds of others have attended our Board Search Masterclasses and Board Search Breakfasts – with typical scores of 9/10 we often receive reviews such as these:

‘Wow! I have received valuable information that will allow me to achieve more success in my pursuit of my next board position. 10/10.’ Robert Heard


'I loved the frankness, straightforward and honesty of the approach that David took. Great to have someone who cuts through the “bullshit”. I really felt that you were talking to me with my interests at heart, rather than on on-sell to your next course.' Jane Ketelbey

The four member packages we offer are utterly unique and are the best way for you to achieve your board aspirations – no matter what they are. They have cost many thousands of dollars to develop and incorporate over a decade of practical experience gained as an international board recruiter. As a result, as a member you will have access to the most effective, most practical and the most valuable suite of services, specifically designed to get you on to a board, available in the world.

Become a Member Today: We exist because our members value what we offer them both in terms of access to board opportunities that they ordinarily could not access and the exclusive support services we provide. There is genuinely nothing else like what we offer on the market and no one that is going to help you gain a board appointment more than Board Direction. We look forward to having you on board. Click below to view our four primary member packages.

Want to find out more? Why not attend one of monthly Board Search Breakfasts



Board Direction Pty Ltd is a wholly Australian owned business located in Sydney but working nationally our ABN is 67162024339.