Considering your first board appointment or want to develop a board career?
As a CPA you are highly appointable and the career benefits are immense.

Career Development

Additional Income

Personal Development

Should you pursue a board appointment?

You should.  There are so many reasons you should consider making a board appointment a significant part of your career, including:

    • Additional Income – The average private sector NED earns AUD 41,000 per appointment (Australian Board Remuneration Survey) and NZD 46,000 (EY/IODNZ);
    • Career Development – For those who hold board appointments in addition to an executive role, they earn 13% more than their peers, and  their likelihood of being promoted increased by 44% (Harvard Business Review);
    • Give Back – Providing an opportunity to give back to organisations/causes you might be passionate about,
    • Up skill – Developing skills and experience to work with your own board better;
    • Networks – Board-level relationships develop professional opportunities you can’t leverage elsewhere.

Ask the right questions.

There are over 90,000 organisations across the commercial, not for profit and government sectors in Australia and New Zealand that have boards and recent studies have found that 50% of these businesses recruit new board members each year.  So the question is not Are their opportunities available?  

And, the question is not are you appointable? As a CPA Australia Member your skills and experience make you not only highly desirable but also highly appointable – perhaps more than any other qualification.

Instead, if you are interested in gaining a board appointment or developing a board career the questions you really need answers to are: How do you find the right board opportunities? and How will you get appointed? 

Get answers to these questions

Watch the short presentation below to find out:

    • What sort of board opportunities exist for CPAs;
    • Why as a CPA your skills are in high demand;
    • What the four big things are that will prevent you from gaining a board appointment, and
    • How to avoid these problems by focusing on three simple and easy to implement things.

Afterwards, download a resources pack and my ebook ” The Definitive Guide to Gaining a Board Appointment” containing advice that will help you:


WATCH NOW - How CPA's can Develop a Board Career

With the end of the financial year fast approaching - Are you ready to begin?

If you are, take advantage of the offer negotiated for you by CPA Australia for a 25% discount on all of Board Direction’s (tax-deductible) services, including access to Australia’s largest list of board vacancies, Board CV writing and all the training and support you need to get appointed – use the ‘CPABD’ discount code at checkout.

This offer is only available to CPA and Australia members in Australia and New Zealand.

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There is more you can do to be proactive and successful in your board search. Our services ensure these changes take place and provide you with all the support, processes and tools you need to get appointed.

Each of the four packages has been developed by David Schwarz, Australia’s leading board recruitment expert, and provides access to over 3,500 board vacancies annually. Beyond having a NED CV written for you, our Executive Package and NED Program provide all the tools and resources you need to help you gain a board appointment.

All of our memberships are tax deductible – there is not better time to start your board career.

Remember, all of the Membership options above include Access to Thousands of Board Opportunities with any Board Direction Membership

Board Direction is Australia’s and New Zealand’s largest advertiser of board vacancies. We actively source over 3,500 board vacancies (public, private & not for profit) for our members each year, the majority of which require finance and accounting skills.  Since inception, we have advertised close to 15,000 individual board opportunities resulting in thousands of board appointments.

Gaining a board appointment remains a competitive process.

To help you separate yourself from your competitors, download the free Board Search Resources Pack, The “Definitive Guide to Gaining a Non-Executive Directorship” E-Book or the slides from the video.

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