Fiji on globe


Located at the crossroads of the Pacific, Fiji is the major business hub in the region. The country offers a dynamic and vibrant business environment with an efficient regulatory environment and a culture of innovation.

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dubai on globe


Dubai is a rapidly evolving market, making it an attractive destination for international business. The Emirate prides itself on being a city of the future, with extensive developments in the artificial intelligence and technology spaces.

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Hong Kong on GLobe

Hong Kong

Hong Kong is one of Asia’s most prominent international business hubs, attracting business from across the globe. It is a global financial and business centre that is home to some of the largest investors in the Australian economy.

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Singapore on Globe


Singapore has a strategic Asia Pacific location, access to skilled talent and a stable economic system. Singapore houses a large Australian expat community and is known as an attractive location for multinational corporations to establish their regional headquarters.

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Our services

International membership

Benefit from being part of our director community of 44,500 members across 80 countries with access to professional development opportunities and director networks.

Becoming a member will help you build your professional networks and strengthen your governance knowledge. As a member you will have access to exclusive benefits that are essential to advancing your career and enhancing performance.

International member benefits

Events with preferential member rates

  • Connect with the AICD director community
  • Hear the latest ideas and practical insights

Networking in our member-only LinkedIn Group

  • Join more than 15,000 AICD members in our LinkedIn community
  • Expand your network by linking with other members
  • Follow and participate in conversations about directorship and governance

Director Self-assessment Tool

  • Complete a 20 minute assessment online and receive a customised report detailing areas of strength and areas for development
  • Plan a detailed suggested learning pathway tailored to your sector

Director Resource Centre

  • Access the most relevant tools and information to assist you and your board in driving performance
  • Read insightful content about governance issues in Australia and from around the world

Company Director magazine

  • Receive a monthly subscription to Australia’s leading magazine for directors, Company Director, with all the news and features on the legal, economic and strategic issues affecting your board

Use of member-only post-nominals

  • Recognition of your director experience by using AICD post-nominals, including AAICD, MAICD, GAICD and FAICD

Access to Business Centre and Member Lounges when visiting Australia

  • Work in comfort, relax between appointments, hold your meetings and network with fellow members
  • Exclusive and complimentary for members and their guests in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Adelaide, Perth, Hobart and Brisbane

Members with a postal address outside Australia are eligible to receive a discount international membership rate of $300, plus a one off $140 joining fee. Join the world’s largest director institute today.

In-house governance development

Tailored education for your international board.

We support clients by working with their entire ‘Governing Team’ – the board, the CEO and senior management – to implement consistent governance practices, build capabilities and raise performance.

We offer a range of education courses, including the International Company Directors Course and the International Foundations of Directorship course, that can be delivered in your boardroom.

For all international in-house governance development enquiries, please contact Lauren Knight at or on +61 2 8248 8453.

Governance Diplomacy

The AICD has an objective to strengthen governance in developing countries in the Asia Pacific region in partnership with the Australian Government and other international agencies.

Our work makes a valuable contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, especially Goal 16 to promote peace, justice and strong institutions, and reinforces Australia’s aid policy, which identifies effective governance, policies and institutions as one of six priority areas for the Australian aid program. Our international partners include DFAT, Austrade, chambers of commerce, universities, professional associations and other director institutes.

Under our Governance Diplomacy program, we have helped strengthen governance in our region.

  • Fiji: we delivered the Fiji Directors Course, scholarships for female directors and provided advice on the creation of the Pacific Corporate Governance Institute in Suva.
  • Indonesia: we delivered the International Company Director Course, International Foundations of Directorship Course, director briefings on bribery, corruption, corporate fraud and whistleblowing, and provided scholarships under the Australia Awards Indonesia Program.
  • Myanmar: we provided assistance to the creation of an Institute of Directors.
  • Papua New Guinea: we delivered the PNG Directors Course, Boardroom Effectiveness for Women Program and partnered with DFAT on the launch of the Pacific Leadership Governance Precinct in Port Moresby.
  • Solomon Islands: we are working with partners to deliver governance training.
  • Thailand: we have licenced previous course material to the Thai Institute of Directors.

We deliver governance and leadership training to suit the needs of the stakeholders in the region, as detailed in our Governance Diplomacy brochure.

Global Network of Director Institutes

We are a founding member of the Global Network of Director Institutes (GNDI).

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.

Meet our team

Meet our international team

We have a dedicated team to help our international members keep their knowledge current with AICD’s international courses, events and webinars.

Lauren Knight
International Manager

Lauren manages international operations and is available to assist members with ongoing professional development. She has experience in a range of business operations, including implementing a cloud based fully integrated CRM system in her previous role as Systems and Membership Manager at the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia, where she spent over ten years. Lauren has a strong background of successful engagement in membership based organisations.

Lauren completed her studies in Event Management in the distinction grade at TAFE NSW. She is based in Sydney.

Fiona Currey
International Programs Executive

Fiona is responsible for the coordination and delivery of AICD’s international programs in Singapore, Hong Kong, Dubai and Fiji. She has extensive experience convening domestic and international programs at AICD, including premium programs such as Mastering the Boardroom.

Fiona previously worked for the Property Council of Australia and Citibank. She is based in Sydney.

Anna McCrea
International Members Executive

Anna leads our international member engagement and is available to assist members with ongoing professional development. Anna has been involved in the international education industry for over seven years through the University of Queensland and the Queensland State Government where she promoted and delivered short-term academic and professional development programs to participants from Asia and the Middle East. Most recently Anna served as the Events and Membership Manager for the American Australian Association in New York.

Anna spent two years studying in Osaka, Japan and speaks Japanese. She holds a Bachelor of Communications/Arts and is based in Sydney.

Kylie Ha
International Programs Executive

Kylie is responsible for the coordination and delivery of AICD's international programs in Singapore, Hong Kong, Dubai and Fiji. She has extensive experience in the education industry and has been involved in the international education sector for over five years in China, Japan and Australia. Most recently, Kylie served as the Senior Study Tours Officer for DE International, NSW Department of Education, where she promoted and delivered short-term academic and professional development programs to education specialists from various international markets.

Advisory Committees

Our regional advisory committees in Singapore, the Middle East, Hong Kong and Fiji represent the needs and interests of the AICD and its members within each region.

Each committee meets on a quarterly basis to provide advice and support for the education programs and membership activities of the AICD internationally.

Hong Kong Advisory Committee

  • Dr Garry Willinge FAICD, CEO/MD, Cbridge Limited (Hong Kong) – Chair
  • Simone Wheeler GAICD, Head of Communications, CLSA
  • Simon Clarke MAICD, Partner, Allen & Overy
  • Andrew MacIntosh GAICD, Chairman (Non-executive), Acorus Investment Management
  • Angelina Kwan, Chief Operations Officer, BitMEX
  • John Spence FAICD, Regional Head M&A and Strategy, Asia, Generali
  • Andrew Tsui MAICD, Chairman, Korn Ferry
  • Fiona Nott GAICD, Director, Aesop Limited
  • Kathryn Dioth GAICD, Chief Executive Officer, The Hinrich Foundation
  • Deirdre Lander GAICD, Managing Director, Red Door Consulting
  • Vip Vyas, Managing Director, Alchimie Asia
  • Ruth Thomason GAICD, Managing Director, Pacific Rock Partners
  • Mark Devadason MAICD, Senior Advisor, Asia, Business for Social Responsibility

Singapore Advisory Committee

  • Neil Parekh MAICD, General Manager, Asia, National Australia Bank – Chair
  • Christopher Chong FAICD, Partner, ACH Investements Pte Ltd
  • Woon Teck Tay MAICD, Managing Director, RSM Risk Advisory Pte Ltd
  • Carolyn Chin-Parry MAICD, Director, Management Consulting, KPMG
  • Jimmy Phoon, Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer, Seatown Holdings
  • Jonathan Glickfeld, Director and Procurement General Manager, Visy Singapore
  • Dina Coppel GAICD, Principal, elev8 advisory
  • Stacy McCarthy GAICD, Regional Director, Shared Services, The Boeing Company
  • Lorena Paglia MAICD, Director, EY
  • Suzanne Gibson GAICD, Special Counsel, King & Wood Mallesons

Fiji Advisory Committee

  • Jenny Seeto MAICD - Chair
  • Warwick Pleass MAICD, Chairman & Managing Director, Pleass Global Limited
  • Kevin McCarthy GAICD
  • Wylie Clark MAICD, Principal, Howards Law
  • Lisa Apted MAICD, Partner, KPMG

Middle East Advisory Committee

  • Adam Malouf FAICD, Chief Asset Sourcing Officer, Knowledge Fund
  • Anneliese Reinhold GAICD, General Counsel & SVP Legal Regulation Affairs, Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company PJSC
  • Cheryl Thornton AAICD, Head of HR South Asia & Middle East, Fred Hollows Foundation
  • Dean Rowan GAICD, Chief Executive Officer, Gulf One Investment Bank
  • Ellecia Saffron GAICD, Managing Director, Maysaffron
  • Gerard Hutchinson FAICD, Chief Financial Officer, AF Construction LLC
  • Krysta Fox GAICD
  • Mark Lynch FAICD, Chairman, Citigold Corporation Limited
  • Mehdi Danesh GAICD, Head of Advisory, Hill International
  • Rebecca Hall GAICD, Deputy Chief Investment Officer, BHC
  • Walid Gamali, Chief Executive Officer, 3W Networks