Meet our team

Meet the international team

We have a dedicated team of staff to assist with any member queries and requests for information.

In the eyes of the world Australia is seen to have the best governance standards and education courses. Our International team ensures members keep their knowledge up-to-date with the AICD's International Courses and Events. They also speak with directors from all over the globe and assist them with queries regarding our member services and other governance related matters.


Edward Palmisano, Head of International

As a former diplomat with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Edward Palmisano has represented Australia at international negotiations and served at the Australian Embassy in Spain. As Director of Government Relations at the University of Sydney, he led the University’s engagement with government and represented the university on overseas trade delegations. He has also worked with the United Nations in New York and Washington DC. He is admitted to the High Court of Australia, is a Fellow of the Cambridge Commonwealth Society and is on the Board of the Art Gallery Society of NSW. He speaks Spanish, is an Australian-EU dual national, and was awarded a DFAT Australia Day Citation during the Israel-Lebanon war.

Stuart Munro, International Members Relations Executive

Stuart completed his studies in marketing and design at the University of Otago in New Zealand, before moving to Auckland for three years.

Having gained experience in a number of business development and marketing roles in New Zealand, Stuart took up the role of International Member Relations Executive in August 2013.

Based in Perth Western Australia, Stuart is responsible for all international members outside the Pacific region.

Contact Stuart for:

  • International Board Services
  • International membership
  • International courses and events

Rachel Hogan International Program Executive

After completing a Diploma in Event Management, Rachel first joined AICD in 2008 as the Event Coordinator for WA. Prior to this Rachel has gained experience in the Hospitality and Tourism sector in a Front Office Supervisor role.

Having worked as an Event Manager for a Corporate Travel company, Rachel managed conferences and incentives globally. After travelling around Europe, Rachel re-joined AICD in the International Division in 2014.

Contact Rachel for:

  • International courses and events
  • International event sponsorship
  • International newsletter enquiries

For information or enquiries regarding the Pacific region, please contact our International - Pacific team. Pacific regions include:

  • Papua New Guinea
  • Solomon Islands
  • Tonga
  • New Zealand
  • Cook Island
  • Vanuatu
  • Fiji
  • Western Samoa
  • Samoa
  • Noumea

For countries not listed above, please contact our International Division. The International Division operates from Monday to Friday, 8:30am–5:00pm (AWST).

International membership

Benefit from being part of our director community with access to professional development opportunities and director networks.

Whether you're a director, work closely with directors or would just like to better understand directors, International membership will provide you with a range of exclusive benefits to support you at each stage of your director journey.

From developing foundational knowledge through to boosting performance and establishing credibility, becoming a member is the first step towards maximising your effectiveness as a director.

International member services

Boost your board performance

Tailored services and evaluations for your international board.

Our International Board Services range includes In-Boardroom learning programs and the Governance Analysis Tool (GAT) which is the latest tool in board evaluation. Delivered in your boardrooms or via online options, these customised programs are facilitated by seasoned corporate governance professionals.


Delivered within the confidential surroundings of your own boardroom or a selected venue, our In-Boardroom service draws upon the Australian Institute of Company Directors' extensive range of courses to meet the development needs of your international board.

Governance Analysis Tool

The Governance Analysis Tool™ is a comprehensive board evaluation tool for boards, designed to facilitate collective self-reflection by a board of its governance practices. The Tool is a useful, efficient and effective method of focusing the board's attention on the governance system as a whole and identifying the areas the board believes are its strengths and where there are opportunities for improvement.

For all International Board Service enquiries please contact Stuart Munro or +61 8 9320 1700.

Global Network of Directors Institutes

We are a founding member of the Global Network of Director Institutes (GNDI), formerly known as the Global Director Development Circle.

Membership of GNDI provides us with a forum to demonstrate the leadership of Australian directors internationally, and to share expertise in corporate governance and professional director development.

GNDI is comprised of membership organisations for directors from Australia, the UK, US, Canada, Malaysia, New Zealand, Brazil and South Africa.

GNDI Global Passport

If you are a financial member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors then you have access to the Global Network of Director Institutes Global Passport.

For more information, see our GNDI Global Passport page here.


Read current and past editions of our INTdirector newsletter. Click on the links below to download the PDF

November 2016

November 2016 includes articles on: Left behind- can China learn international lessons to revitalise its rust belt, Board diversity: would your board benefit from having a lawyer- director, New and longstanding membership profiles, International Out and About and more.

August 2016

August 2016 includes articles on: Short term volatility risks derailing China's critical reforms- risking weakness longer term, International Director profiles, Scholarship winner Tracy Hansen's IFOD experience, Confronting an uncertain world and much more.

May 2016

May 2016 includes articles on: Casting a wider net over China's total debt, Diversity- broader than you think, International Director profiles and Taking Margaret River wines to the world.

February 2016

February 2016 includes articles on: Essential Asia: interest in interest, Cyber, a quest for ongoing resilience, International Director profile, International Member profile and China transition to high value manufacturing.

November 2015

November 2015 includes articles on: China's new labour force survey could finally provide unemployment clarity, China's transition: Risks and opportunities for S-E Asia, International new member profile: Participant profile, Time to get serious about Asia.

August 2015

August 2015 includes articles on: Singapore's Productivity Imperative, Capital account, Remembering Lee Kuan Yew, 30 Percent Club launches in Australia.

May 2015

May 2015 includes articles on: Diversity on ASX 200 boards,How to enter the Indian market, SME issues, 2014 Australia-China Trade Report.

February 2015

February 2015 includes articles on: Humour and Corporate Governance, Sustainability strategy driving commercial value, Why international JVs so often fail to deliver anticipated value, Governance without borders.

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