Director Download: Your Director Network

Mon 14 Oct 2019
6.00pm to 7.00pm

(Arrival time: 5.30pm)
5 This event will earn you 5 DPD units


AICD WA Division
Level 1, Allendale Square
77 St Georges Terrace
Perth WA


Single Members: A$50.00 Non-members: A$60.00

Suzanne Ardagh FAICD

Suzanne Ardagh FAICD

Director Board Advisory Service, Lester Blades Executive Search & Board Advisory

Suzanne is a professional director and leads the Board Advisory Service for Executive Search Firm, Lester Blades. A former senior executive with AICD, her career has spanned diplomacy, corporate affairs, tertiary education and professional associations. Suzanne was the inaugural Director of Marketing and Communications at RMIT’s Campus in Vietnam where she lived for five years. During her time as AICD’s WA Division Manager she also established the Institute’s International Division with Councils in Singapore and Hong Kong.

As a Director, Suzanne has served on both international and national Boards. In addition to board roles with West Coast Fever Board and the WA Cancer Council, she is the independent Chair of Stanley College, a private VET provider and a WA Committee member of the Australian British Chamber of Commerce.

If what they say is true – that more than half the population secures a job through somebody they already know – your networks play an essential role in getting you a seat at a board table.

The ability to develop strong networks is an important part of becoming a successful Director.

The Director tool box requires skills and competencies including governance, finance, strategy and risk – but having the right networks and using them, is an important tool, in fact probably one of the most important tools a Director can have.

Boards, understandably still rely on networks. When a new appointment is needed, directors will engage a consultant to identify the right candidates, but when that list is presented, inevitably the question is asked “who do we know?”. This is where your networks can work for you.

Suzanne Ardagh FAICD, a governance professional and Director of Board Advisory Services at Lester Blades Executive Search & Board Advisory, will provide insights and tips to help you build and utilise your networks to help you land that Board role.

What will I take away from this session?

  • How to maximise and build your networks
  • Where to invest your time
  • Understanding your ‘value proposition’

Knowledge of topic required?

  • No prior knowledge