Director Institute Next Generation Directors

Director Institute Next Generation Directors is a private enterprise that is focused on developing and connecting the next generation of board directors with Australian and International organisations and boards.

Our members have access to one-on-one advice, mentoring, peer-to-peer education and business networking opportunities as well as exclusive board opportunities available no-where else in the market.

Our easy to navigate resource centre provides members with regularly updated articles, how-to guides, opinion pieces, videos and webinars as well as thought-leadership from some of the world’s most respected authorities on board, leadership and management practices.

Become a Member

Take control of your board career, and join Director Institute to access:

  • Exclusive Board Opportunities
  • Expert Guidance & Advice
  • Exclusive Networking Events
  • Board Coaching & Mentoring

Exclusive Opportunity:

Board Directors & Investors required for Sherpa, a leading Logistics Technology business, high growth disruptive business. Click here for further details.

Welcome To The Boardroom Brisbane 12th July, Welcome To The Boardroom Sydney 25th July 

Join us for a board-ready masterclass unlike any other. Limited places available, register early to secure your place.

Download a copy of our latest Board Alert filled with exclusive interviews, thought leadership and insights from Director Institute.

This month we were fortunate to speak with Alec BashinksyCHRO for Australia and Asia Pacific Regional Talent Leader for Deloitte about the challenges of innovation, and the changing shape of our Workforce.

Search our comprehensive resource centre for articles, interviews, videos and webinars to help you build your board career and improve board performance. Latest Webinar on How to Kick Start Your Board Career with Kylie Hammond, click here.

Boardrooms are the epicentre of control and governance so what happens when crisis strikes, is the board prepared for the event, or do they compound the problem? This Month Peter Holtmann Chair and Board Member, shares his insights and advice.

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Nicolas Crowhurst

The 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 and Sonia McDonald. I’m very much looking forward to the next stage of my Directors Institute journey.

Nicolas Crowhurst Board Director | Lawyer | Corporate Advisor
Sarah Denby-Jones
The Welcome to the Boardroom session was extremely worthwhile. It gave me the clarity and information I needed to move forward in this direction. Kylie and her team shared a lot of knowledge and insights and the interactive exercises highlighted the importance of a well thought out value proposition. I’d recommend it for anyone seeking to build a broader work life portfolio and move into Director and advisory roles. Thanks to Kylie Hammond and the team at Director Institute Next Generation Directors.
Sarah Denby-JonesStrategy & Marketing Mentor for Entrepreneurs | Microsoft SMB Ambassador
Peter Howarth
I can whole heartily recommend Kylie and Director Institute Next Generation Directors. Kylie supported my application to a successful conclusion on an Advisory Board and the outlay was a great investment in my future. The access to the resources, the training and networking along with coaching and resume services were second to none. Happy to take inquires if you want a reference on the process or financial commitment. 
Peter HowarthGeneral Manager & Advisory Board Member
Marilyn Walker

I recently attended “Welcome to the Boardroom Masterclass”. The day was both inspirational and educational. Kylie 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. Thank you Director Institute Next Generation Directors.

Marilyn Walker Board Director & Advisory Board Member
Raz Chorev
I’ve spent the day at the Director Institute Next Generation Director Welcome to the Boardroom Masterclass, learning from Kylie and her team about diversifying our career portfolio, serving on the right Boards, and adding value to companies and individuals in a variety of ways. I’ve met both accomplished and interesting people today, learned a lot and had fun in the process.  Kylie is both knowledgeable and personally accomplished, which makes her advice so much more valuable. 
Raz ChorevChief Marketing Officer | Board Director & Advisor
Belinda Dimovski
I thoroughly enjoyed the Welcome to the Boardroom Masterclass conducted by Kylie Hammond of the Director Institute Next Generation Directors. I met a room full of smart, savvy executives and came away with a variety of ideas. Well run and extremely informative – Kylie is a wealth of knowledge and clearly the best in the business. Thanks to the team at Director Institute. 
Belinda DimovskiDirector Customer Experience
Simon Moss
Director Institute is an organisation I have used as a client on several occasions, with a 100% success rate. Being on the other side of the table, looking to develop my own board career, I decided to give the Boardroom Masterclass a go. And it didn’t disappoint. It was intensive day in which I met some amazing people, heard some inspiring stories and was led on a journey of self-discovery. I took from it a handful of take-outs that I believe will shape my future career, a pocketful of business cards of like-minded people and a lot of self-confidence that I was unexpectedly lacking before. All rounded off by great food, quality wine and a free hat.
Simon MossChairman at The Recruitment Company
Tammy Anthonisz
Welcome to the Boardroom Masterclass is an extremely worthwhile session and I would highly recommend it. If you are looking to move into the world of Boardrooms it is a thought provoking and idea filled session. Even if you are not looking to move into this area, I found the session to be so beneficial from the point of the introspective question ‘Who am I’? Exploring my values and generally having time to think about myself, my values and my motivation, away from the hustle and bustle of my day job. Thank you for a day that filled my head with ideas and gave me a renewed sense of focus for the future.
Tammy AnthoniszPerformance Partner, Oceania at DHL Express Australia
Tim Allison
The Boardroom Masterclass conducted by Kylie is a highly valuable day. It is current, relevant, built with years of experience behind it. Kylie and her team shared valuable knowledge combined with many networking opportunities. It is essential learning for any person seeking Board roles. 
Tim AllisonNon Executive Director at Custom Innovation Co.
Kelly Lovely

Kylie ‘came to me’ at a pivotal time in my career and instantly took a real interest in me, my unique value proposition and my aspirations for a broadened broad portfolio. In her very practical and matter-of-fact way, she has inspired me and has delighted many others (who share her as a connection).  I would have no hesitation in recommending Director Institute to any potential or existing member.

Kelly Lovely Trainer | Consultant | Speaker | Non Executive Director
Mark Gell
I met Kylie some years ago and have watched her develop a business very quickly to become the benchmark for how Boards will be composed in the future. She has great insights, is an amazing networker and is passionate about her craft. A true inspiration. It is with pleasure that I recommend Kylie and her team.
Mark GellChairman | Entrepreneur | Board Advisory Board & Investor
Drew Young
Welcome to the Boardroom Masterclass was a great practical workshop on leadership, networking and brand portfolio development. A room full of diverse and like-minded individuals with content tailored towards embarking on a board and portfolio career. Highly recommended.
Drew Young CFO Advisory | Commercial Director | Interim Finance Executive
Anna McDonald

Yesterday I attended the Director Institute Next Generation Directors Masterclass hosted by Kylie Hammond and Sonia McDonald. I highly recommend this event to anyone who is serious about developing a diversified portfolio of board appointments. Together Kylie and Sonia 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 Directors 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 McDonaldNon-Executive Director | Board Advisor
Ezio Forcella MBA

Spent a very interesting and insightful day at the Welcome to the Boardroom Masterclass with Kylie Hammond and the team at Director Institute Next Generation Directors.  Met some great people and learned a lot, thanks to Director Institute team for a great day.

Ezio Forcella MBABoard Director | Family Office Representative
Sonia McDonald

I have started working with Director Institute to assist me with my company strategy and board positions. Kylie’s program and executive coaching is one of the best in Australia. She stops at nothing to make sure you are successful with great networks, advice and executive coaching and mentoring. Her Platinum Program was holistic, insightful, practical and high impactful with a number of leading experts as guest speakers. This is a MUST attend program. I feel truly ready for Board positions and the direction and coaching has made a significant difference already to the success and growth of my business.

Sonia McDonald CEO & Founder LeadershipHQ
David Fagan

I have worked with Kylie for nearly 2 years. I have very much valued her expertise and insights in pursuing Non-Executive Director roles especially ensuring that I addressed key issues in the search process. Director Institute Next Generation Directors has assisted me to secure a number of Board Director roles and I am happy to recommend Kylie Hammond and her team.

David FaganChairman | Non-Executive Director ASX Listed Environments
Steve Ford

Kylie has been my mentor and coach during my transition from Executive Management to Board Member. Director Institute Next Generation Directors provides exclusive board and talent management programs and board search opportunities that are confidential and available only to members.

Steve Ford Non-Executive Director | Advisory Board Member
Beatrice Lister

I had the pleasure of attending the Platinum Intensive at the Director Institute, with Kylie and the Team at the Director Institute. The program was thought provoking, energizing and provided practical insight into developing a Board portfolio. Thank you Kylie and the DI Team for a great program.

Beatrice Lister Governance Specialist and Company Secretary
Tony Smales

Engaging the right people to support and incubate a start up business is an incredibly difficult and sensitive task that requires significant personal investment in order to succeed. Director Institutes’ ability to grasp and satisfy our requirements and provide board director and investor introductions in a competent and timely manner was exactly what we needed.

Tony Smales Managing Director | CEO at Forticode Ltd
Dean Laurence

I recently attended a Director’s Welcome to the Boardroom Masterclass run by the Director Institute Next Generation Directors. 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 Kylie or the Institute.

Dean Laurence Non-Executive Director & Board Advisr
Bob Connell

Attended the Welcome to the Boardroom Masterclass yesterday, found it very worthwhile. Practical and pragmatic advice and direction with regard to starting a board member portfolio, thought provoking exercises and good networking opportunity. Good value and worth the investment.

Bob ConnellBoard Director | General Manager at PNA Construction Technologies
Bob Sharon

I attended the DI event not knowing what to expect as I have attended many with mixed results. Kylie and her team were brilliant. They were professional, well organised, prepared and most importantly shared great content and leanings around how to get on to company boards and so make a difference for the better. I can highly recommend this to anyone that would be contemplating board positions.

Bob SharonBoard Director | Entrepreneur | IoT & Smart Buildings
Sanjay Gund

I found the Director Institute’s Boardroom Masterclass very helpful. It gave me tips on securing board roles and how to do it strategically. Also, it made me think about my value proposition and leadership qualities that I bring to serve on boards. Really value for money!!

Sanjay GundChairman | Non-Executive Director
Kal Desai

I recently attended the Welcome to the Boardroom event run by Kylie and the Directors Institute. The course was extremely well run from the venue, course material and presenters. The course also provided really good insights on how Boards work and how to brand yourself into becoming a future Board Director. With the high caliber of attendees at the event the networking opportunities were invaluable.

Kal Desai Board Director | Investor & Entrepreneur
Kayleen Allen

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 AllenNon-Executive Director | Advisory Board Member
Kerry Osborne

I recently attended the Director institute ‘Masterclass’ in Melbourne. Having been a non-executive director for some time, I was unsure what to expect from the day. I found it insightful, with extremely relevant course content, great tips and an excellent networking opportunity for both experienced and aspiring Directors. I would highly recommend the course and commend the Directors Institute for making the day such a success.

Kerry Osborne CEO | Board Director | Mentor | Business Advisor

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