Directors' Workshop: Finding Board Positions - Melbourne

Tue 1 Jun 2021
9.00am to 2.00pm

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


Australian Institute of Company Directors
Level 26
367 Collins Street
Melbourne VIC


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

Marion Macleod FAICD

Non-Executive Director

Marion Macleod is a non-executive director with over 25 years’ board experience. She has expertise in strategy setting, audit, finance, business commercialisation, I.T., change transformation, risk and governance.

Her executive experience extends across a range of industries including banking, technology, telecommunications, education, government, agriculture, the health sector and logistics. She has also been involved in complex transformational change.

Marion is principal at consultancy Core Management Solutions (CMS) and has an edu-tech start-up venture. She is currently Centenary president of Melbourne Rotary and Director at Fenwick Pty Ltd, and Homeward Bound. Past board positions include, VFF, V/Line, Metlink, Mecwacare and the CAE.

Marion consults into a variety of organisations and until recently delivered the award-winning program, The Effective Director, to senior NAB executives. She was a council member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors for eight years. Marion is a Williamson Fellow and graduate of Leadership Victoria.

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.