Become a Next Generation Director – Join Director Institute Today!

Why Director Institute?

We understand that there is a need for a new, diverse range of directors in the boardroom, and we work closely with both the business community and our network of high caliber candidates to connect the two.

What sets us apart from our competitors is the personal assistance we offer our members via our advisory and mentoring services. We have placed over 5,000 directors into boardrooms across the Asia Pacific region and in the last few years have mentored over 2,500 senior executives, CEO’s, Entrepreneurs and Chairs.

Benefits of Membership

  • Resources

    Exclusive recruitment, governance advice and guidance

  • Board Readiness

    One on one mentoring, group workshops, online courses and peer to peer education

  • Exclusive business networking opportunities

    connecting businesses & boards with directors

  • Access to exclusive board opportunities

Membership Options

Join the most successful Director Network in Australia.


Director Appointments


Mentoring Clients


Director Institute Network

Director Institute Membership Options

Foundation Membership
was $1,595
2 years membership for a limited time
  • Access to exclusive board opportunities
  • Online resources to support building your board career
  • Access to exclusive networking events, round tables, board & CEO forums
  • Access to private online member networks
  • Exclusive quarterly board alert e-Publication
  • Full day masterclass – in Sydney, Perth, Brisbane or Melbourne
  • One mentoring session with Director Institute consultant
Premium Membership
was $2,200
2 years membership for a limited time
  • Access to exclusive board opportunities
  • Online resources to support building your board career
  • Access to exclusive networking events, round tables, board & CEO forums
  • Access to private online member networks
  • Exclusive quarterly board alert e-Publication
  • Refreshed personal brand & board director professional resume
  • Full day masterclass – in Sydney, Perth, Brisbane or Melbourne
  • Three mentoring session with Director Institute consultant
Welcome to the Boardroom
was $5,500
2 years membership for a limited time
  • Develop personal brand & board director professional resume
  • Personal Introductions to Private Business Networks
  • Board Interview Preparation
  • Contract Negotiation Advice
  • Due Diligence Advice
  • Exclusive invitations to WTTB Luxury Events and Networking Events
  • e-Learning Course Keys to the Boardroom
  • Full day masterclass – in Sydney, Perth, Brisbane or Melbourne
  • Six mentoring session with Director Institute consultant

Benefits of Membership

IconsNetworking and Events

Attend our exclusive business networking events and connect with other Board Directors, Advisors, Entrepreneurs and Investors who are well placed to assist your board director career.

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We offer a range of events and training programs to assist our members to broaden their experience, confidence and networks. Upcoming events include intimate Boardroom Briefing Luncheons, one-day Masterclasses and two-day Platinum Executive Intensive Programs. As our clients are based all around the country we run our events and training programs in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide and Brisbane.

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Access hundreds of exclusive Chair, Non-Executive Director and Advisory Board roles across all industries and sectors. Access to the hidden Board Director job market.

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We speak with thousands of Directors every year and understand the difficulties that many face when searching for quality board opportunities and as such, offer our board search services for the exclusive benefit of our members.

Today, we run the largest Board Search practice in the region and complete hundreds of search assignments each year. Many roles are never advertised, so knowing the market, as well as we do, helps us to unearth director opportunities that our members might otherwise never hear about.

The jobs board is updated on a daily basis ensuring that members have access to the widest range of exclusive, paid and voluntary roles, as well as a thorough overview of all board roles currently available in the broader market. Members can also get real-time access to the latest roles via the @DirectorInst twitter stream.

DirectorInstitute_symbol_webMentoring & Advisory Services

We offer world-class mentoring and advisory services for senior leaders who are starting their board career, expanding their board portfolio, or looking to work with a seasoned CEO advisor.

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The most successful senior executives, CEOs, directors and chairs proactively manage their careers.  Reaching the next level of success takes commitment and focus and those already well along their board career path know that it requires a clear plan, market intelligence and a substantial network to turn those goals into a reality.

The Director Institute coaching and mentoring programs ensure that you:

  • Create a plan and be kept accountable
  • Establish new networks
  • Get an objective assessment of your situation
  • Help develop your personal value proposition, and develop best in class personal branding materials
  • Can access advice regarding your remuneration and contract negotiation

Eligibility to Join Director Institute Next Generation Directors

You are welcome to speak to us before joining to assess your board director potential. You are eligible to join Director Institute if you meet any of the following criteria;

  • Degree and post-graduate qualifications including PhD, MBA, CPA, CA, LLB, BCom, BA, BEng, BEd
  • Membership at any other national or internationally recognised Director or Governance Institute
  • Managing Director of a private business with turnover greater than $1million
  • Business Mentors or Coaches with certification or formal qualifications
  • Business Advisors, Private Equity or Venture Capital Partners with expertise in Capital Raising, IPO’s, M&A expertise
  • 3+ Years Experience Operating at CEO level or equivalent
  • 5+ Years Experience Operating at Executive Director level
  • Prior Experience Serving on Public Sector, Not-For-Profit Boards, Arts, Sports or Community Based Boards
  • Prior Board Director experience in Early Stage, Private, Unlisted, Public, International Boards

Are you eligible to join Australia’s premier Director Institute?


I attended the Welcome to the Board Masterclass in Melbourne – a regular event run by the Director Institute. Without any reservations, it was one of the most pleasant and inspiring experiences in my life. The Masterclass brought together the like-minded captains of the industry, novice directors and aspiring board candidates. Skilfully crafted, the event delivered invaluable insights into boards’ lives, tested advice on a board career, portfolio diversification, a number of practical exercises aimed at development of the personal brand and much more. The friendly collaborative and supportive atmosphere of the Masterclass worth special mentioning. It made the networking at the event enjoyable as much as productive. Networking at the Masterclass yields REAL LEADS worth pursuing and connections that one wants to follow up. Premium membership at the Directors Institute allows to attend the Masterclass for free; and it is on top of other benefits offered to the members. In my view, the Masterclass is a MUST-ATTEND event for anybody seriously considering a board career in Australia.

Vladimir MalugaNon-Executive Director | Advisory Board Member

Direct Institute Welcome to the Boardroom Masterclass was such a great investment. Within the first 30 minutes, I had my mind opened to a vast array of possibilities. By lunchtime, I was completely reassessing my value proposition as a professional, as a corporate advisor, and as a director.  By the end of the day, I had a plan. Partially, this was due to the exceptional standard of both the content and the materials. Partially, it was due to the energy and insights that the delegates brought from a broad range of sectors and levels of experience. Mainly though, it was the enormous experience and generosity of Kylie Hammond . I’m very much looking forward to the next stage of my Director Institute journey.

Nicolas CrowhurstNon-Executive Director | Advisory Board Member

I attended the ‘Welcome to the Boardroom’ Masterclass held in Melbourne and found the entire day inspiring, informative and engaging. With her extensive network and knowledge of the Boardroom, Kylie assembled an amazing group of people to the day. Present were experienced senior boardroom executives, senior business partners looking for potential board members and those like myself who wish to renew and reinvigorate their board standing and actively seek further board positions. Kylie is extremely generous in sharing her wisdom and professional experiences. During the day, you are taken through a range of thought provoking topics. Extremely value is the process you are guided through which allows you to undercover your core value proposition from a Board perspective. I would highly recommend this Masterclass to anyone who is interested in seeking (even for the first time) Non-Executive Board positions, those wishing to ramp up their existing positions or to firms seeking potential new board members. Congratulations Kylie to you and your team on a great day and I look forward to continuing working with you to successfully achieve my Board goals.

Kayleen Allen Chairman | Non-Executive Director | Board Advisor

I recently attended Director Institute Next Generation Director “Welcome to the Boardroom Masterclass”. The day was both inspirational and educational. Kylie Hammond and her team generously imparted strategies to build a professional board portfolio based on her vast knowledge and experience. I would thoroughly recommend the course to anyone who is serious about their board career.

Marilyn Walker Non-Executive Director | Managing Director

I attended the Director Institute Next Generation Directors Masterclass hosted by Kylie Hammond . I highly recommend this event to anyone who is serious about developing a diversified portfolio of board appointments. Kylie share their secrets: for fast tracking the development of a board career; defining and articulating your value proposition as a board director; marketing yourself; and securing commercial board appointments. Most importantly Kylie backs members of the Director Institute with mentoring and support to access the hidden job market and realise their board dreams. Thank you Kylie for the opportunity to participate. I learnt a great deal, met some great people and thoroughly enjoyed your Masterclass.

Anna McDonald Non-Executive Director | Senior Business Executive

I recently attended a Director’s Welcome to the Boardroom Masterclass run by the Director Institute. Kylie and her team ran a first-class program, very professional and for me an exceptionally enjoyable and eye opening day. To say I’ve learned a lot about my personal brand and networking is an understatement. I would recommend any senior executive that is considering a Board career to contact Director Institute Next Generation Directors.

Dean Laurence Non-Executive Director | Advisory Board Member | Chief Financial Officer