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KEY BENEFITS OF BEING A MEMBER

Attendance at our highly praised full day Masterclass where you will meet other high calibre Directors, CEOs and Entrepreneurs.

Access to hundreds of Director Opportunities at any one time. Director Institute has the most up to date director job board in Australia with many roles exclusively available to our members.

One-on-one mentoring from one of our top consultants to assist you with your board career planning, application preparation, contract negotiation or due diligence.

I attended Kylie Hammond Director Institute Masterclass. The content was excellent and the delivery was very professional. What is different about Kylie is that she took a complex topic, simplified it and provided us with exactly the critical steps we need to do to be successful. Nothing was hidden and nothing was sugar coated. Streets ahead of the AICD. I highly recommend the program.
Chris Harasty
Kylie is a one of a kind visionary and a very astute business leader. I attended a Masterclass by Director Institute today and it was absolutely terrific and well worth every minute. The content was rich and very relevant and I believe with help me along my path to becoming an advisory board director. I would contact Kylie now if you are serious about a board career.
Kaveri Sequeira
Kylie is clearly a natural leader in the field on next generation directorship training, motivation and mentoring. She makes an otherwise and outwardly bland field intensely interesting, engaging and digestible. Her tips are eminently practical whilst very valuable. I have really gained so much in terms of my interest in furthering my director career as well as self development and improvement. I highly recommend Director Institute to aspiring directors and advisers.
Steven Tropoulos
A very insightful day Kylie this week at her Director Institute “Welcome to the Boardroom” Masterclass. I was very impressed with the transparency and the relevant information that was shared. Kylie facilitated the day with extreme professionalism and was very supportive of the group sharing ideas and views, Thank you Kylie for providing an excellent networking event where we could learn and meet many excellent leaders.
Steve Toth
I spent a great day at Director Institute seminar with Kylie and her team learning about all things Directorship. It was insightful, thought provoking and inspirational. I look forward to more sessions with Kylie and Director Institute.
Sheila Eldridge
I was fortunate to spend a great day with Kylie Hammond from Director Institute at a Welcome to the Boardroom Masterclass. Kylie is a highly thought provoking, insightful and content rich presenter and the seminar was very well organised and curated.
Karrin Peacock
I have had the opportunity to learn from Kylie in her role as the Executive Chair of the Director Institute. The workshop she conducts is professionally prepared and presented. There is no doubt that everyone present and particularly myself benefited from her training content and her sharp insights into what it takes to become a successful leader, networker and board director. Her career advice and coaching earlier this year was also really beneficial to me and she even helped me with my C.V. and my LinkedIn profile. There is no doubt that her advice has helped me materially with coming to terms with what it takes to establish myself in the Australian market. I have no hesitation in recommending Kylie as an effective business leader, coach and someone who can materially help with networking and advice.
David Nowitz
It is quite confronting to have to write about one’s self, mentioning all the positive attributes you think a newly introduced person will want to know first off, to warrant an interview for a Board position. Kylie guided us through it with spirited discussion and the vibrancy one would expect from two very successful women. The networking opportunities were outstanding and I have already had emails back today from people wanting to get started on possible business and offering their network for introductions. Kylie spends a lot of time at the big end of town and were happy to share their insights in whats happening where. In this rapidly changing world where its difficult to keep up with everything, all of the time and decipher what is fake news and what is not, its good to spend time with people who are so up to date and so well connected as to have the real inside information.
Wendy Ragg
I had the pleasure of hearing Kylie talk for over four hours. She has this unique ability to turn a dry topic such as corporate board directorships into an engaging and entertaining presentation. Her passion and energy about her various roles also is displayed in the conversations I’ve had with her. As a CEO of Director Institute she always seems to have her finger on the pulse and has consistently made me feel included. Other members I have spoken to have echoed these sentiments. Kylie has my highest recommendation.
Jim Aroney
As a Director of a boutique management consultancy, investing time in myself is a rare occurrence. However, I made the the time to spend a day at the Welcome To The Boardroom Masterclass in Brisbane – a really worthwhile investment of time. Many thanks for Kylie for a really insightful and inspirational day – exactly the challenge and opportunity for targeted self reflection that I needed. The day has provided me with some of the building blocks that will hopefully form the basis my board career going forward.
Adrian Morey
Insightful, inspiring, exceptionally connected and generous with knowledge and introductions … just some of the reasons you want to be connected with Kylie. I attended one of her masterclasses on next generation board directors and would highly recommend this to anyone considering a board career in Australia. I’m looking forward to working with her more closely.
Ben Popplestone
I recently joined Director Institute and attended the Welcome to the Boardroom Masterclass event. It is very well presented, logically structured and focused on your director career development. Kylie is a very professional presenters and gets the message across efficiently. Refreshingly so, they offer a logical practical approach and avoid long-winded theoretical waffle. It is a worthwhile event, cost-effective and highly recommended.
Cornelis Keyser
Few people have the opportunity to connect with highly entrepreneurial people – I had the pleasure of meeting with Kylie from the Director Institute who shared her insights in becoming a Board Director. Thank you Kylie.
Melissa Corser
Kylie through Director Institute provides pragmatic and innovative coaching, presenting opportunities to develop your own skills and open many doors. I highly recommend the Masterclass Kylie leads.
Orlando Rodriguez
Kylie has her finger on the pulse on the Australian director landscape. Her knowledge of the current and future trends together with her entrepreneurship, extensive ecosystem of key players and her engaging style came together in the Welcome to the Boardroom Masterclass day in Sydney. Kylie shared a combination of powerful models, practical tips and checklists in a powerful day of learning. Bottom line: Kylie delivered an in-depth understanding of how to position yourself with practical suggestions, proven pathways to securing directorships and in a framework that is a pragmatic guide to success.
Mark Veyret
I had the privilege of meeting Kylie this week when I attended her Director Institute “Welcome to the Boardroom” Masterclass. I believe Kylie is unique, as is her business model. Her passion for installing the next generation of board directors creates a vibe conducive to engagement. I was one of many attendees, we have never met and yet in no time we were openly discussing and sharing some of the things most important in our lives. I look forward to working with Kylie and the Director Institute team as I transition from CEO to a portfolio career.
Peter Dale
I joined many leaders for a day of reflection and insights into the ability to lead companies in the future. Kylie guided us through a journey of understanding and preparation to become the next generation of Directors. Kylie’s ability to highlight the landscape and acknowledge the vision and combine them into complex made simple. The Next Generation Directors Welcome to the Boardroom Masterclass was outstanding, not only for content, but for the level of professionalism and inclusion. If you are a current Director or have considered a career on a Board, you need to make contact with Kylie and her team.
Mark Hancock
I attended the Director Institute Welcome to the Boardroom Masterclass and was very impressed with the quality and depth of the course and the very practical, insightful and helpful sessions covering a broad range of very relevant topics. There were many great tips in how to approach being invited to join a Board and how to ‘position’ and ‘brand’ oneself for success. Kylie presented a road map that anyone can follow and course materials that enables one to embark on the journey with confidence and optimism. There were also excellent networking opportunities. A very worthwhile day that I can highly recommend.
Gary Linton
I had a fantastic day with Kylie at the Masterclass with Director Institute. Kylie’s style of providing insights and sharing her own experience is not an easy thing to do in front of strangers. She is very brave and a great speaker. I am looking forward to continuing this amazing journey with her. Thank you so much Kylie Hammond!
Rajini Carpenter
I attended the Director Institute Masterclass with Kylie. The event was professionally run and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The content was well presented and the audience was engaged throughout the various modules. I highly recommend attending this workshop if you are considering a board engagement.
Brett Luntz
No one in Australia is as passionate about upgrading the diversity, quality, relevance and skills of the boardroom as Kylie, nor as successful at placing a new generation of leaders onto Australian boards. This workshop-style one day class gives a very clear perspective on both the opportunities for prospective board members as well as the challenges involved in self-promotion, personal brand, networking and having clarity on what makes you as a board candidate stand out from the crowd. Highly recommended!
Bob Hayward
I invested a day in attending the Brisbane masterclass and was so pleased I did. The sessions were practical and insightful. Kylie’s personal and professional insights have certainly provided me with another lens through which to view the development of my board career as well as equipping me with practical strategies to take the next steps. It was a pleasure meeting the other participants and sharing our stories and expanding our networks. Great day. Highly recommend it. Looking forward to the next opportunity to work with Kylie.
Paul Easton
Best event of the year for me, thought provoking, intense… I feel like I am truely on my path to obtaining that diversity I seek in my career . A big thank you to Kylie and her amazing team.
Mindy Powell-Hodges
Spent an awesome day with some amazing next generation directors, thanks to the fantastic master class event hosted/facilitated by Kylie. As always, it’s a privilege to be associated with the Director Institute.
Prakash Menon
I was lucky enough to be invited to attend one of Kylie’s Director Institute Next Generation Directors Platinum Intensive 2-Day Masterclasses in Sydney. It was a great experience and eye-opening opportunity to the world of Board Directorships. The content over the 2 days was jammed packed full of insightful information from highly experienced guest Thought Leaders that were willing to share detailed information on their areas of expertise and also made themselves available for contact post-event to those in attendance. I have never attended such an event like it before where the Thoughts Leaders were open to one-on-one contact by attendees.
John Oulton
I was fortunate enough to recently attend the Director Institute Welcome To The Boardroom Masterclass. As a first-time attendee, I found the session very interesting and rewarding. The content was extremely relevant for professionals contemplating a board role, or indeed a career as a non-executive director. Topics covered included career planning, leadership, networking, personal branding as well as transitioning from executive to board positions.The workshop was an ideal size and encouraged interaction around the room. The flow of the session was great. It also offered an immediate networking opportunity with other attendees which was actively encouraged.Overall, I would recommend for anyone considering a non-executive board career to attend.
Ian Gatenby
What a fabulous Masterclass facilitated by you Kylie. The content was useful, thought provoking and challenging, the networking opportunities were so valuable, all in all great day of education and opportunity, couldn’t recommend it highly enough.
Cheryl Macnaught
Kylie provides real advice, she is insightful and has great expertise in the Board space. Attending the Master Class was really practical and great professional development at a stage of my career when most of my focus is on everyone else and where they are heading.
Jane Callinan
WOW! What an extraordinary woman and what a fantastic opportunity to meet like minded leaders. If you are ever fortunate enough to be invited to one of Kylie’s events, be sure to take up the privileged offer. I attended Kylie’s Platinum Intensive Luxury 2 day retreat. The quality of the content and the quality of the guest speakers are absolutely seconded to none. If you are genuine about taking your portfolio to the next level Kylie Hammond and the team at the Director Institute is a must!
Jason Shaw
Kylie Hammond has been extremely effective helping individuals achieve balance and mentoring high level executives. The Director Institute provides an amazing opportunity for individuals like myself building a successful board career. Kylie represents all the successful attributes for our next generation board of directors.
Katherine Kavakos
I want to tell you about a great experience I had and someone who provides the best, honest, pragmatic and useful advise if you want to become a Professional Director – Kylie Hammond of Director Institute . I attended a 2 day intensive – The Platinum Intensive for Next Generation Directors – a fact filled event by Kylie assisted by her expert colleagues about what is required to make it as a Director in today’s GIG economy. She pulls no punches and what you hear and see gives you the tools and directions to make it – BUT – it is up to you – you make it work for you -Kylie shows you the shortcuts, tips and traps. I highly recommend her and her team if you want to become a professional Director. You won’t be disappointed.
Stephan Kasanczuk
I highly recommend anyone considering a future Board role to attend Welcome To The Boardroom Masterclass. Well worth the experience as it has greatly opened my mind and given me some of the key tools needed to launch myself towards a Board position. Kylie Hammond provided a day long masterclass that was enlightening with vital strategic information. Together they provided a setting for interactive networking between a group of highly qualified experienced individuals who are future and current board room leaders. I an looking forward to developing myself further with their guidance.
Mark Klisch
I recently attended the Director Institute Welcome to the Boardroom Masterclass. The day was highly informative and practical. Some of the most valuable aspects of the day were Kylie’s candid and open tips and strategies for developing a successful board career, the practical planning process provided and the excellent network of people in the room.
Lisa Vincent
Kylie’s generosity and genuine passion in supporting and coaching her members to achieve their personal best and aspire to become Next Generation Directors was contagious and amazing. I would highly recommend the Platinum Intensive Luxury Career Retreat that I recently attended.
Neehal Clements
Thank you Kylie for your commitment to meeting your clients needs and for the enthusiasm and clarity that you bring to this process.
Logan Nathan
Experienced two great days at the Director Institute Platinum Intensive. Informative and enlightening discussions shared by keynote speakers. Highly recommend you embrace what Director Institute has to offer.
Nick Rassios
I joined Director Institute few month back and attended the Platinum Retreat – what was evident from get go is how much Kylie is passionate about helping her clients build a Board portfolio and progress their career without sugar coating anything. The Intensive Platinum program was an eye opener for me not just from being able to hear from various esteemed presenters but also being able to have the opportunity to network with various leader from various walks of life. This course will help anyone who might not think they have the confidence or the skill to build a Board career.
Arun Satyanarayana
I have attended many workshops, events and presentations and I have to say that the Director Institute’s Platinum Intensive Luxury Career Retreat was on another level. I got a lot out of the event. All the sessions were thought provoking, insightful and very relevant to my pursuit of a board career. The format of the retreat allowed for networking and fostering connections with other attendees. The event was a resounding success and I look forward to the next one.
Raja Pradeep
Director Institute Platinum Intensive Luxury Career Retreat was a real treat! The content was rich, the location was fabulous and the fellow attendees were impressive executives who I feel privileged to add to my network. Plus, importantly, Kylie clearly demonstrated that she knows what’s-important-to-know about boards and board memberships.
Carolyn Stevens
What a knowledgeable person! Have just attended one of Kylie’s workshops for the Director Institute and found Kylie to be not only knowledgeable but very professional, down to earth, pleasantly direct and well organised. I’m looking forward to continued development of my professional skills with her. Definitely would recommend anyone interested in progressing their board career to get in touch with Kylie.
Phillip Walls
I had a pleasure of attending Director Institute Master Class for the past 2 days and able to watch her in action with her selected team of authorities in this field. Taken away lots of nuggets which would have taken me months if not years to understand, networked with like-minded people and most importantly, moving forward, I walked away with a clear strategy to execute my board career. My observation is that Kylie is a giver and someone who walks the talk. The overall membership is a great value for money!
Logan Nathan
Meeting Kylie & outstanding speakers and Director Institute members was a defining moment in my career. From the moment I met Kylie, I knew we are working with an inspiring and influential Chairman and Board Director. She shared with us the vision and gave us the tips on Board career insights. Listening to Kylie and some great speakers on leadership and mind shift was an eye opening to me. Also, worth mentioning to have an opportunity to socialise and network with other existing Board members, entrepreneurs and executives. It was fantastic and inspirational experience and looking forward to attend more Director Institute seminars and workshops in the future. I would highly recommend to both young / senior executives and entrepreneurs to have a membership and opportunity to grow and socialise with other members.
Md Shahid Nadeem

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