Directors' Workshop: Finding Board Positions - Canberra

Fri 14 May 2021
9.00am to 2.00pm

(Arrival time: 8.45am)
5 This event will earn you 5 DPD units


Ground Floor, 15 National Circuit
Barton ACT


Single Members: A$350.00 Non-members: A$450.00

Dr Judith MacCormick FAICD

Dr Judith MacCormick FAICD

CEO, BoardFocus Advisory

Dr. Judith MacCormick is the principal partner at BoardFocus Advisory, advising leading company Boards and their Chairs on board effectiveness.

Judith has worked in Australia, Europe and Asia in senior management positions in banking and global consulting firms, consulting to national and multinational companies as well as the public and non-for-profit sectors. Prior to her current role, Judith was a Partner in the CEO and Board of Directors practice of the global executive search and leadership firm, Heidrick & Struggles with primary responsibility for Board search and Board advisory, working with some of Australia’s leading Boards. She has been and is currently a director on a number of boards in Australia and overseas, most latterly taking up the role of Chair of Queenwood School. With an interest in the interface of leading practice and research, Judith regularly taught on the MBA and executive programs at the AGSM, here and in Asia.

In between executive roles, advising corporates with Global consulting firms and 3 children, Judith also established two leading Japanese restaurants and sushi bar in Sydney.

Judith has a PhD in Organizational Behavior and MBA from AGSM, UNSW and USyd; a Graduate Diploma in Science from the ANU and a Bachelor degree in Social Science. She is a Fellow of the AICD, Visiting Fellow at the Business School at UNSW and a Sasakawa Scholar. She continues to publish articles and academic papers on the factors influencing organisational performance, leadership and disruptive technology.

Are you prepared for your first or subsequent board position?

Applying for a director role is different to applying for your executive roles. Being prepared, developing a director career pathway and actively mapping out your plan to find board appointments are essential for success.

This half day workshop will provide you with practical tools to assist with the recruitment process when applying for a director position.

  • Join our experienced directors as they share their knowledge on:
  • How they obtained their first directorships
  • Guidance on the director recruitment process
  • How to make your director CV stand out from other applicants
  • Tips and tricks on the interview process for non-executive directors

As part of the workshop there will be a dedicated session on “How to write your Director CV”.  We encourage all attendees to bring their current executive and non-executive director curriculum vitae on the day.

Take advantage of this opportunity to network with your peers and position yourself for the next big step in your career. 


The workshop will formally conclude at 1.15pm followed by lunch and networking.


Bookings are essential.  Limited spaces available due to current restrictions.