Australia’s Leading Board Advertising and Non Executive Career Development Firm

 With thousands of members, we know how and why people get appointed to boards. So, whether you starting your journey or an experienced Director Board Direction can help you gain your first or your next board appointment.


If you... Don't know where to begin your board career ? Are unsure of the board appointment process and need guidance ? Are unclear which board is likely to appoint you and need clarity? Don't know where to find board opportunities? Are struggling to transition from an Executive/CEO to a Non Executive and need advice? You don't know how much Non Executives get paid and how long it will take to get appointed? Or, are just unclear whether a board appointment is for you? ... then we can help.

Hear what David Schwarz, CEO of Board Direction & Australia's leading board recruitment expert has to say about how you can gain a board appointment.

Your Success

You probably already know that both finding and gaining a Non Executive or Advisory Board role is challenging. However, thousands have made this journey successfully and most don’t credit their executive experience as the reason for their success. Rather, persistence and having the appropriate strategy, tactics and ambition in place is the key to their success. It is this that will separate you from others and this is what Board Direction does.

So, whether you are an experienced Director or just starting your board career, there are some simple things you can do that will: make you more appointable; separate yourself from your competitors and; help you gain you the appointment that you want. 

Board Appointment Solutions

With over a 15 years of board recruitment experience and having appointed hundreds of individuals to some of the most significant board roles in the world no one knows more about how and why people get appointed than I do. Utilising this experience, I have designed four exclusive packages that have helped thousands of people gain a board appointment.

Each of the four packages were designed for exclusive use by our members to help them practically gain board appointments - these services are not offered elsewhere. All packages incorporate access to Australia's largest list of personally sourced board vacancies and our Non Executive Program guarantees you a board appointment.

 David Schwarz leads Board Direction

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 29,000+ Non Executive LinkedIn connections. 

So, does what we offer work?

You bet. Board Direction has worked with over 5,000 clients and over 40,000 receive our weekly board search advice newsletters and board vacancy alerts each week. We could not have gained, or maintained, this level of support if what we did didn’t work.  Below is just some of the feedback we have received. 

'Thanks to my Board Direction membership my non-executive career is well underway. I secured two non executive board positions this year' Karen Grimes

'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

Still not sure? Attend one of monthly Board Search Breakfasts and hear what I have to say about how you can gain a board appointment

We offer a full 100% money back guarantee PLUS your ticket price can be redeemed against any Board Direction membership - so it really is a great place to begin. We run these events in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.
Book today and get early bird prices - but do hurry places are limited.

Board Direction Pty Ltd is a wholly Australian owned business located in Sydney but working nationally our ABN is 71 351 180347.