ENGAGE Breakfast: ‘Board Search – How to find and gain a board appointment’

Speaker: David Schwarz, CEO of Board Direction

Cost: $40 (subsidised by ADM, limited tickets available. Includes catered breakfast)

Arrive at 7am for a 7:15am start

This Engage Breakfast is for women who are curious about the benefits of a board directorship or who are actively seeking a board appointment and want to know how board appointments are made. The session will be led by David Schwarz – Australia’s leading board recruitment expert and the CEO of Board Direction. David writes that “Board Appointments are potentially life and career changing. However, gaining the first or a subsequent board directorship is highly competitive and can therefore be arduous and time-consuming - even more so if you don’t understand the way board appointments are made or how to circumnavigate these ‘rules’.” Utilising knowledge gained over 15 years of board recruitment experience and recruiting thousands of board directors, David will present to us the information you need to understand this journey, help you separate yourself from your competitors and to 'dare them not to appoint you.' 

Specifically, at the Engage Breakfast 'Board Search', topics covered will include:

What sort of board would APPOINT YOU
Where to FIND board opportunities
What Chairs look for in SUCCESSFUL candidates
How to write applications that separate you from your COMPETITORS
How LONG it will take to get appointed
What you could get PAID


David Schwarz is Australia’s leading board recruitment professional and has more than a decade of international board and executive recruitment experience. In fact, no one knows more about how to gain a board appointment than David. Not only has he written an internationally selling ‘Board Appointments’ Book - The definitive guide to finding and gaining a board appointment, he has personally written 1,500+ Board CVs and has been recognised as a leading executive and board CV writer. He has also been featured in the Financial Review’s BOSS magazine and speaks regularly for organisations such as Governance Institute of Australia, Sydney University’s Graduate School of Management (AGSM) and the CEO Institute. David is also a Top 10 LinkedIn user with over 26,000 LinkedIn connections and has advised thousands of clients on how to develop a board career or gain their first board directorship. He has personally helped thousands of individuals gain board appointments. David is a Christian and attends a church in Sydney's Inner West.