Member benefits


Members are awarded accredited postnominals and professional designations at each membership level. Governance Institute postnominals boost your professional profile and provide national recognition of your governance and risk management skills.

Graduates from the Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance and Risk Management are also eligible to apply for membership with the Chartered Governance Institute (CGI) formally known as the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA).

  Postnominals Professional designations
Affiliated member GIA(Affiliated) -
Associate member AGIA Risk and Governance Professional
Associate & CGI member AGIA and ACG Chartered Secretary
Fellow member FGIA Risk and Governance Professional
Fellow & CGI member FGIA & FCG Chartered Secretary

All members also have use of Governance Institute's member logo.


Expand your professional community with our many member-only networking events, and our member-only LinkedIn group to benefit from a diverse range of views on governance and risk policy.

Members are also encouraged to become involved with Governance Institute through policy committees, events and the national AGM.


As an independent voice on governance and risk management, we are an active participant in the reform process. We engage with government on proposed legislative and regulatory reform and the bodies to which it refers inquiries, and also with the media, to ensure that our members' views are widely disseminated.

Career and volunteer opportunities

Sign up to receive alerts when a new listing is posted or contact us to advertise a governance or risk management role with your company.

Members are also able to access the Australian Board Remuneration Survey Report to see how their remuneration compares to others or to seek an extract for a role that they are pursuing.


Unlock a wealth of information to ensure your skills are always at the forefront of excellence. Membership gives you access to:

Discounts and rewards

Treat yourself to exclusive discounts and special offers from our sponsors with our exclusive member deals on Qantas club membership and more.

Members also receive discounts on all of our professional development events, short courses and Certificates and postgraduate education.

List your credentials on LinkedIn

If you're applying for a new role, make sure you maximise your profile on LinkedIn. Watch our video to find out how to list your Governance Institute membership and education on LinkedIn.


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