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WA Director Pipeline Program

The Director Pipeline Program aims to enhance and develop the skills, experience and networks of senior executive woman with board aspirations.

This Program is supported by Resource Capital Funds.

Objectives:

  • Expand your network
  • Build & develop director skills
  • Raise your profile
  • Build confidence
  • Encourage diversity in organisations

How we do it:

  • Nominees must be a current AICD member and submit their application online before COB 22th November
  • AICD will recruit approximately 35 - 38 woman into the program
  • Participants are encouraged to complete the Company Directors Course within the year of participating in the program if they are not already graduates
  • DPP commences February through October with a variety of educational events and workshops
  • Participants must attend 6 of the 8 events hosted to graduate from the DPP to be showcased in the 2020 DPP Graduation Booklet

Past Participant Comments:

“Following my on-boarding into the DPP in February, I have experienced a profound mindset shift, resulting in me being able to more clearly set myself a board career objective”

“The highlight for me of the DPP has been meeting like minded women from all industries. We have a strong group of women who still catch-up regularly. It has also been fantastic to meet a number of high profile mining execs and board members during the DPP events”

“Thank you so much for this opportunity. I grabbed it with both hands, attended everything and engaged in everything. I got so much out of it”

This program is proudly supported by Resource Capital Funds

"Resource Capital Funds is a mining-focused alternative investments firm that partners with companies to build strong, successful, and sustainable businesses that strive to produce superior returns to all shareholders. Key to our success is identifying investors, partners and individuals who share our values of passion, discipline, integrity, respect and teamwork to deliver on a shared set of high expectations in metals and mining finance.

Our ongoing partnership with the AICD forms part of a trusted network of organisations that help us to meet these goals. We believe that supporting the expansion and strengthening of company director education and networks helps elevate best practice in mining company leadership. As such, we continue to value and support AICD’s Director Pipeline Program to enhance diversity and strengthen individual director capabilities throughout our global network of portfolio companies, but also to introduce a more comprehensive set of backgrounds, skills and perspectives to boards across the industry.

This partnership with the AICD continues to enhance cognitive diversity at board level and addresses the overall balance of risk and opportunity in developing profitable, sustainable and successful mineral assets."

For more information on the Director Pipeline Program please contact us at dpp@aicd.com.au or 9320 1700.

Download the WA Director Pipeline Graduation Booklet:

Resource Capital Funds

Useful links

Links to organisations that provide services relevant to diversity and women

This list of useful links is by no means exhaustive. It is intended to assist members by providing a reference point only.

Please refer to our Terms of Use.


Organisations focused on Board Diversity

Membership-Based Organisations


Government Organisations


Registers for Board and Committee Opportunities

These registers enable women to record their interest in being considered for an appointment to boards, committees and other decision-making bodies.


Membership-Based Organisations


State / Territory Government Registers for Board and Committee Opportunities

Each state/territory government maintains a register of people who are interested in serving on government boards and committees.

Aspiring Indigenous Director Program

The Aspiring Indigenous Director Program is designed to assist emerging Indigenous leaders who are interested in taking up board positions.

Through structured learning sessions, workshops and monthly discussion groups guided by experienced directors, participants will develop their boardroom skills and confidence, expand their networks and be supported as they look to take up board positions.

Program overview

The program includes attendance at:

  • Governance Foundations three-day course on 27-28 Feb and 29 April
  • Two-hour peer mentoring forums facilitated by experienced directors, held monthly from March-October 2020
  • Finding Board Positions workshop on 27 October 2020
  • Board Networking evening on 26 November 2020

Participants will also receive a one-year membership with the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Who should apply?

This fully-funded program is open to applicants who:

  • Identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island person
  • Are an Australian citizen residing in Queensland
  • Are a director, aspiring director or leader of an organisation or community group
  • Have the ability and desire to contribute as a board member in the future
  • Can outline the benefits of completing the program for you, your organisation and/or your community
  • Can provide a professional reference or letter of support from your current organisation

No prior experience as a director is required.

How do I apply?

Please complete an EOI form and email it to qld@aicd.com.au by 31 January 2020.

Applications will be reviewed by our selection panel and successful applicants will be advised via email on 6 February 2020.

Further enquiries

For enquiries please phone 07 3222 5500.

Foundation Partner

Griffith University

Supporting partner

Gender Diversity Progress Report

A collection of the latest statistics, interviews, opinion pieces and case studies from
individuals and companies that are on the path to increasing the gender diversity of their
boardrooms and executive pipelines.