We deliver you the right people, insights and strategies to govern effectively. We do it through experienced board and governance advisory services and specialist director recruitment.

Governance makes or breaks organisations, and that affects people’s lives. We exist to help you and your board make your organisation great.

What we do

Directors Australia deliver you the right people, insights and strategies to govern effectively using our Governing for Performance™ framework. We do it through experienced board and governance advisory services and specialist director recruitment.

Why it matters

Our purpose

Governance makes or breaks organisations, and that affects people’s lives. We exist to help you and your board make your organisation great.

How we do it

Our values

1. We are passionate about people and purpose

2. We live and breathe boards

3. We take pride in what we do - individually and as a team

Why choose Directors Australia?

1.

Proven expertise, deep governance knowledge and lived board experience

2.

Tailored process which starts with you

3.

Practical insights and actionable recommendations

4.

Powerful, connected network

5.

Trusted, long-term partner with the highest levels of integrity

6.

Genuine passion for what you do and why it matters

Our CEO

Kerryn Newton

Kerryn
Newton

LLM, MBA, MA, Grad Dip, FAICD, FGIA

CEO

Directors Australia became recognised board performance specialists over 10 years ago, under the direction of CEO, Kerryn Newton.

Kerryn is a nationally recognised expert on boards and governance.
Kerryn has over 25 years’ experience working in various legal, management and commercial roles in the private and public sectors, and as a consultant working across the private, government, publicly-listed, and not-for-profit sectors in an extensive range of industries.

Her leadership experience commenced at the age of 21 when she was commissioned as an officer in the Australian Army while studying law.

Kerryn’s consulting advice is enhanced by her extensive personal experience as a director on the boards of private, public sector and ...

The values which drive our team culture are a passion for people and purpose along with pride in what we do, individually and as a team. We live and breathe boards.

Our Team

Board Recruitment

Vanessa Jolly - General Manager - Board Recruitment

Vanessa Jolly

General Manager - Board Recruitment

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Brad Booth

Board Recruitment Specialist

Glee Mitchell - Board Recruitment Specialist

Glee Mitchell

Board Recruitment Specialist

Board and Governance Advisory

Directors Australia is pleased to announce Katie Simpson has been appointed GM Advisory

Katie Simpson

General Manager – Advisory

Christine Hawkins AM - Board and Governance Principal

Christine Hawkins AM

Board and Governance Principal

Brondwen MacLean - Board and Governance Specialist

Brondwen MacLean

Board and Governance Specialist

Gerry Lambert - Board and Governance Specialist

Gerry Lambert

Board and Governance Specialist

Jane Crombie - Board and Governance Specialist

Jane Crombie

Board and Governance Specialist

Joanne Peulen - Board and Governance Specialist

Joanne Peulen

Board and Governance Specialist

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Lucy Laakso

Consultant Company Secretary

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Jack Green

Marketing Consultant

Operations and Finance Management

Sue Patterson - Operations Manager

Sue Patterson

Operations Manager

Rebecca Keast - Administration and Operations Coordinator

Rebecca Keast

Recruitment and Marketing Coordinator

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Suzanne Schultz

Psychologist, Board Balance

Suzanne Schultz - Board and Governance Specialist

Our industries

Our clients come from a wide range of industries. Across our team we have a broad range of industry experience that enables us to provide relevant and tailored solutions and advice.

Market sectors

We have a unique blend of both board performance and recruitment experience across a range of market types.

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