Directors' Workshop: Finding Board Positions - Sydney

Tue 25 May 2021
9.00am to 2.00pm

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


Australian Institute of Company Directors
18 Jamison Street
Sydney NSW


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

Barry Rafe FAICD

Barry Rafe FAICD

Principal, Rafe Consulting

Barry is a financial services professional with experience as a director, CEO and consultant. Barry is currently a director of a small research start-up business. He presents courses on board governance, strategy and finance for the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Barry is a Fellow of the Actuaries Institute, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has most recently achieved a Master of Research in Philosophy. Barry provides strategic business and governance advice to boards.

Barry also facilitates major conferences and has MC’ed various events. He has honed his skills as presenter on the stand-up-comedy stage. He has presented at various comedy clubs in Sydney and has competed in and won various rounds in the national Raw Comedy event. Barry has received acting, presentation and comedy training through the National Institute for the Dramatic Arts.

Rafe Consulting was established in 2010 specifically to help individuals and organisations answer Socrates’ questions “What ought one to do”.

René Johnson MAICD

Managing Director, Pacific Search Partners

René is a director of a boutique executive search firm operating nationally and internationally and focusing on the appointment of senior executives to listed and private companies, not for profits and government agencies.

Additionally, over the past 5 years René has been involved in numerous appointments of non executive directors to Boards of ASX listed companies, government agencies and member based organisations.

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.