Why Director Institute Next Generation Directors?

We know what it takes to begin and build a successful board career.

Director Institute Next Generation Directors provides current and aspiring board directors with resources, peer-to-peer education and exclusive business networking opportunities needed to begin or expand a board portfolio; as well as access to exclusive board opportunities available no-where else in the market.

Our comprehensive resource centre provides directors with essential board-related information that includes exclusive recruitment, governance advice and guidance on how to improve both director and board performance.

We make connections.

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.


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Benefits of Membership

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

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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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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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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.

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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

Director Institute Membership Options

  • 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
  • One-on-one Mentoring Session with Director Institute Consultant
  • Refreshed Personal Brand & Board Director Professional Resume
  • Refreshed LinkedIn Profile & Corporate Biography
  • Personal Introductions to Private Business Network
  • Board Interview Preparation, Contract Negotiation & Due Diligence Advice
  • DirectorGuard Insurance & 30 Mins Free Legal Advice*
  • Foundation Membership
  • $1595
  • 1

  • Premium Membership
  • $2200
  • 3

  • Welcome to the Boardroom
  • $5500
  • 6

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


Director Institute’s Welcome To The Boardroom Masterclass, is a “must do” for anybody who has remotely considered Board work in any industry or Start Up! 
Kylie passionately breaks down the long held myths & demonstrates how anyone can become a professional Board Member and create their own income stream portfolio within a couple of years. Thanks again for the tips!!

Mark CreelmanChairman | Non-Executive Director

Kylie has been my mentor and coach during my transition from Executive Management to Board Member. 
Kylie’s experience and commitment to first-class coaching has provided inspiration and credibility to her clients and her company Director Institute provides exclusive board and talent management programs and board search opportunities that are confidential and available only to members. Kylie through Director Institute provides a unique opportunity to expand one’s career into the Board Room. I am very proud to be a member of Director Institute and have Kylie Hammond as my coach and mentor.

Steven FordAdvisory Board Member

Kylie is an exceptionally knowledgeable and empowering executive coach who constantly challenges and encourages me to reach my goals. She is an inspiring individual who generously shares her practical insight, experience and resources. I highly recommend Kylie to anyone wanting to achieve greater success in all areas of their life.

Leonie MurrayHuman Resources Director | Advisory Board Member

Last week I undertook to The Director Institute Masterclass – How to Fast-Track Your Career presented by Kylie Hammond CEO and Founder of Director Institute, and Sonia McDonald CEO from Leadership HQ – a one-day intensive program taking you from the Executive to the Boardroom. What a great event, lots of learning, focus on individual brand and leadership. And lots of great stories from participants of their journey. A must attend program.

Ric BlandAdvisory Board Member

If you ever have opportunity to work with or engage Kylie Hammond, don’t think twice! Engaging Kylie as a career coach is one of the best decisions I have ever made. Kylie is outstanding in her field and is an impressive entrepreneur. But it is her generosity and desire help others succeed that make her a truly inspirational career coach and leader.

Kim VellaChief Executive Officer | Executive Coach

I wanted to say thank you for a great event and extremely productive, informative and relevant Director Institute Platinum Intensive Board Portfolio Career session for the last two days. I have been at numerous such seminars and in most cases, one has to sit down, post the event to really identify the information that was disseminated. I could not have asked for a better “Cheat Sheet” for my board journey. Joining the Director’s Institute was best “Career” decision I have ever made. Thank you for the opportunity to network and I know I have made some lifelong friends. This gave me an opportunity to connect with friends with whom I can share a lifelong professional journey and not just limited to a board opportunity.

Ravi MadhavenChief Technology Officer | Board Director

I have enjoyed working with Kylie as she has given me the knowledge and skills I will need to continue to grow my career and grow my board portfolio. Kylie has a common sense approach and makes the journey in to this new territory very easy to navigate. She is an excellent communicator and has a broad range of professional people in her extensive network that bring skills, support and opportunity. I would recommend working with Kylie to anyone.

Michael CarterChief Executive Officer | Non-Executive Director

Thank you for organising and running the “Welcome to the Boardroom Masterclass” last Wednesday. It was a thoroughly invigorating and inspiring day and I learned such a lot. And, as a bonus, the opportunity to network with other, like minded people was unique. I believe this Masterclass will go a long way towards helping me to achieve my goals of finding and joining Boards to which I can meaningfully contribute. I don’t think there is any other organisation in Australia (or, perhaps, the world!) that does what the Director Institute does. Once again, thank you, and keep up the good work.

Sankar SubramanianNon-Executive Director | Advisory Board Member

I engaged Kylie at a critical point in my personal and professional career. Kylie’s guidance, advice and intuition from the moment we first met, through determining preferred employers and preparation of my profile has proved invaluable. Specific measurable outcomes – such as gaining employment with an organisation of choice, and ongoing referrals clearly highlights the value she has added. Kylie is more than a mentor for a new job, she provides the mentor for life that every C-Suite business leader needs.

Gordon JenkinsChief Executive Officer | Non-Executive Director