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Effective Director Course – Module 4: Acquiring a non-executive director role


Thursday, 22 August 2019 to Thursday, 22 August 2019
12:45pm to 4:45pm

Governance Institute of Australia
Level 10
5 Hunter Street

CPD Hours


Cost (Inc GST)

$635.00 Member
$666.00 Subscriber
$700.00 Non-member

  • Is a non-executive director role for you?

  • How do you position yourself to find a role?

  • What other pathways could you consider?

This facilitated session includes advice from a director and executive recruitment specialist. Hear about current trends in director recruitment and appointment. Learn from, and take the opportunity to question, an experienced non-executive director about their pathway to success.


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Members of Governance Institute receive a discount of up to $65 for the half day module — find out if you are eligible.


David Schwarz, CEO & Founder, Board Direction (AUS) & Board Appointments (International)

David Schwarz

David began his career as a Headhunter / Executive Search Consultant in London and has been putting people on boards for 15 years. His first assignment was David Higgins‘ appointment as CEO of the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) and the board appointments of the entire ODA board. His second assignment was for the entire board and Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission. These roles were arguably the most significant in the country at that point in time and saw over 2,000 board applications received and took over a year to deliver. The rest of his career followed this trajectory and involved reviewing over 10,000 board CVs, taking, interviewed thousands of board candidates as well as taking briefs from hundreds of Chairs on what they wanted in successful candidates – all of which resulted in him recruiting hundreds of individuals into some of the most significant board appointments in the world!

David left recruitment to begin working at the Australian Institute of Company Directors running their Directorship Opportunities service. During that time he recognised that the experience he obtained over the previous decade was unique, and could be utilised on behalf of individuals (rather than companies) to help them gain board appointments. Board Direction was born with the explicit intention of helping put people on boards.