About Kylie Hammond:

Kylie Hammond is a leading board and executive search, board talent management consultant, and Australia’s foremost CEO Business Mentor.

Kylie is the CEO and founder of Director Institute, Australia’s fastest growing network of Director talent.

Director Institute (www.directorinstitute.com.au) provides current and aspiring Board Directors with all the tools, resources and training needed to begin or expand a Board Portfolio.  And, importantly provides access to the most comprehensive list of board roles available anywhere in the market.  

The organisation was founded as a result of Kylie experiencing first hand the difficulties that senior executives experienced when looking to move into the boardroom.  The issue of limited diversity on the boards of Australian organisations is well versed and includes issues of gender imbalance, and ‘off-market’ appointments made from small circles of applicants.  With her focus, enthusiasm and energy, Kylie has challenged the status quo in regards to board recruitment and works directly with organisations that are building their boards, or looking for replacement directors, while at the same time working directly with aspiring directors looking to start their careers.  

In the last 12 months alone Kylie has personally mentored over 500 senior executives and CEO’s and completed over 2,500 board placements in the Australian market.

About Sonia McDonald:

Sonia is the CEO & Founder of LeadershipHQ (www.leadershiphq.com.au). Recently named in the Top 250 Influential Women across the Globe by Richtopia, she is passionate about making a difference in building Leadership Capability and Confidence.

Sonia is an entrepreneur, thought leader, Australia’s leading leadership coach, keynote speaker, managing editor of LeadershipHQ Magazine and educator in the field of leadership development, neuroscience and strategy development.

Her company and team at LeadershipHQ shows you how to create organisations, teams and leaders who are able to push beyond the traditional boundaries and produce vibrant change within your leadership, your organisational culture and your people.

Her team of experts work in leadership coaching and programs, leadership and, diversity and cultural strategies, as well as leadership events and summits. They are the headquarters in exceptional leadership. They know great leadership means great results