Directors' Workshop: Finding Board Positions - Perth

Tue 11 May 2021
9.00am to 2.00pm

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


Perth Convention and Exhbition Centre, Meeting Room 3
21 Mounts Bay Road
Perth WA


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

Trent Bartlett

Trent Bartlett

Director, Co-operative Bulk Handling Limited

Over the last 17 years, Trent has held board positions in ASX listed, large private companies as well as social enterprises in 14 different industry sectors.

With a specialty in member owned/member governed businesses – Trent now sits on five commercial boards in three states, chairing three of them.

Trent is currently Chair of Margaret River Busselton Tourism Association, Chair of Good Samaritan Industries, Chair of Travellers Choice, Non-Executive Director of Beyond Bank Australia and Non-Executive Director of the Australian Packaging Covenant.

Trent is a former independent Director of Co-operative Bulk Handling 9CBH) and his last executive role was CEO of Capricorn Society, one of Australia’s largest and most successful co-operative enterprises

As a certified director from INSEAD (IDP-C), Trent is a mentor for INSEAD’s International Director Network as well as Australian based CEO’s.  
He holds postgraduate qualifications in business and e-commerce and is both a Fellow and Faculty Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors

Suzanne Ardagh FAICD

Suzanne Ardagh FAICD

Director, Lester Blades

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.

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.