Directors' Workshop: Finding Board Positions - Brisbane

Wed 12 May 2021
9.00am to 2.00pm

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


AICD Training Room Brisbane
Level 9
123 Eagle Street
Brisbane QLD


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

Kerryn Newton FAICD

Kerryn Newton FAICD

CEO, Directors Australia

Kerryn Newton (CEO, Directors Australia)

LLM, MBA, MA, Grad Dip (Applied Finance and Investment), FAICD, FGIA, FIML

Kerryn is the CEO of Directors Australia, a national board consulting and non-executive director recruitment firm. In this capacity, Kerryn advises a wide range of businesses on how to improve board and organisational performance through strategy, board structures, board composition, risk and governance systems and practices.

Kerryn has over 25 years’ experience working in various legal, management and commercial roles in the private and public sectors, and as a consultant working across the private, government, publicly-listed, and not-for-profit sectors in an extensive range of industries.

Kerryn’s consulting advice is enhanced by her extensive personal experience as a director on the boards of private, public sector and not-for-profit companies in diverse industries including aged care, education, child care, energy, property and housing.

Her board and governance experience includes the Queensland Liquor and Gaming Commission, Energex Ltd (electricity distributor), Energy Queensland Ltd (electricity distributor and retailer with an asset base of $25B), and a leading independent secondary school for girls. Kerryn also serves as an independent governance expert on Nominations Committee for a number of Australian banks.

Kerryn has Masters qualifications in Law, Business Administration and Arts, and is a Fellow (and accredited facilitator) of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She is a regular media commentator and speaker on board and governance-related topics.

Kerryn’s LinkedIn profile is at

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.