Start Here: New Board Member

Welcome to Get on Board Australia. The place for you to learn how to survive and thrive in the Boardroom and be a standout board member.

Do you want to be an effective and in-demand board member?

You’ve come to the right place! Being a new board member or company director is a serious role to take on. You want to make sure you’re doing it right so you and the organisation are successful and that nothing goes wrong.

Get on Board Australia was started to meet the needs of new company directors and board members from all professional backgrounds and all types of industries (public, private, NFP, sporting organisations and clubs, etc.).

Everything that we do at Get on Board is geared towards developing your corporate governance, business, strategic and financial knowledge. This is to make sure that you know what to do in the boardroom to ensure a safe and successful organisation. We do this through regularly sharing relevant information via our blog, podcast, social media, and delivering online courses to help you survive and thrive in the boardroom.

My journey to the boardroom

I have been sitting on boards since 2009. In 2011, after a career in the Sydney corporate sector, I moved to Adelaide and joined my first two ‘formal boards’ – a not-for-profit and a publicly listed organisation. In addition to these boards I have held board positions on a charitable foundation, a national olympic sporting organisation, and a privately-owned registered training organisation.

When I started my board career I realised that there weren’t many education and development options for new and aspiring board members; the only options available were way too expensive, particularly for volunteer directors.

I decided it was time to create something new, and specifically designed for people like you and me. Something for those future leaders who are at the beginning of their board career and need some formal education and to learn some tips and tricks from experts and from the experiences of others in the same situation. Get on Board Australia is the outcome of that motivation.

What Do You Need Help With?

Most new board members get overwhelmed and confused when learning the ropes on a new board as a new board member.

Below are some links to help you get started:

Formal Education

Connecting with a Like-Minded Community

Hands-On Support to Progress your Board Career

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I trust that you’ll find Get on Board Australia to be a beneficial resource for you as you build your board career. Please feel free to join the Board Talk community. I look forward to connecting with you.