Directors' Workshop: Finding Board Positions - Adelaide

Fri 14 May 2021
9.00am to 2.00pm

(Arrival time: 8.45am)
8 This event will earn you 8 DPD units


AICD SA Training Room
Level 23 Westpac House
91 King William Street
Adelaide SA


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

Alexandrea Cannon FAICD

Chair, SATAC Ltd


Alexandrea Cannon has experience as a director in the private, not-for-profit and government sectors. She is chair of SATAC Ltd and the Leader's Institute of SA, Chair of the Governance Committee of Credit Union SA, Chair of the Remuneration and Nominations Committee of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, and chairs the Board and Audit and Risk Committee meetings for SA Heart Pty Ltd.  

Alexandrea is a former director of One Hood Sweeney, South Australian Country Arts Trust, Queensland Arts Council, and TAFE SA. She also served for five years as a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors State Council.

With a strong business background in international and national businesses in manufacturing, sales, financial services and the arts, she now conducts board performance reviews, assists boards with CEO performance planning and coaches directors, CEOs and executives.
Alexandrea is a practical and pragmatic board director who can influence stakeholders to achieve outcomes, whilst balancing business and people considerations.

Alexandrea is accredited in several coaching and business performance programs and qualified in a variety of psychometric assessment tools. She also holds a certificate in brewing science. Previously she led people and culture management and organisational development at a national level as a senior executive and CEO.  She has managed due diligence and merger integration teams at board and executive levels and been a visiting lecturer at Griffith University and the University of South Australia. 

Recognised as one of Australia’s leading human resource management professionals, influencing the future direction of the discipline at a national level, she was awarded the AHRI Medal for her exemplary contribution.

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.