In every boardroom there are the “Future Directors”. They stand out. They are collaborative, influential and driven to make the biggest impact. Ultimately, they bring different and new perspectives.

Are you a Future Director? Get started today.


Want to start a board career? Don’t know where to begin? Kickstart and accelerate your board career with this online workshop designed to teach you our 7-step CONNECT method for becoming a Future Director.



Unlock your potential with our award-winning accelerator program. Practical, action orientated and designed to implement the CONNECT method and become an effective Future Director, whether starting out or expanding your portfolio.



Do you know how to get a board role but struggle to communicate your unique value to your network or a board? Try this proven workshop and coaching combo designed to get you ‘pitch ready’ for the boardroom.

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What is it? How can it help you start your board journey?

Not Sure If You’re Ready For the Boardroom?

  • Connector.

    Aren’t I too young?

    Absolutely not. The world needs you to step up now and be that leader… right where you are. We have PROOF that you are at the perfect point in your life to start.

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    Am I too inexperienced?

    We believe it is better to know now what you need to know than wait until YOU think you are ready. Let the experts show you if you are ready or not by learning our CONNECT method. Joining the Future Directors CONNECT workshop will give you confidence. Chances are you already have more than you think!

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    I’m nervous I won't "stack up" against others.

    This is self-doubt talking. They DO like you and we have success stories to help you see!

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    I feel like I might not have enough time.

    You can create time when something is important. But, the first commitment is attend our short CONNECT workshop and find out if this is what you want. Often we tell ourselves we’re too busy just to give ourselves an out.

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    Where do I even begin getting a role on a board?

    That’s where we come in! It’s called CONNECT and we will help you every step of the way.

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    How do I know what boards are looking for?

    We know they are looking for you. You have unique strengths, skills and value that makes you stand out from the crowd and sets you apart from others. With our help, we will get you ‘pitch ready’ for the boardroom.

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    What exactly is a non-executive director and how will I know what to do?

    That’s where we come in! We will give you all the tools you need to THRIVE in any boardroom setting.

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    How can I contribute to a board?

    You have everything you need right now to contribute, you just lack the confidence and understanding. With our unique approach, we will teach you what you need to know so you can approach boardroom situations with confidence.

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    What’s the right board for me?

    As we get to know you and your talents more, we can help point you in the right direction. We are confident you will find a board where you can THRIVE.

  • Connector.

    People say it’s about WHO you know… I don’t know anyone!

    WHAT you know is always important as is WHO you know. But, we think it’s who knows YOU that is most vital and we can (and will) help you plug into networks that will get you in front of the right people so you can make those crucial connections.

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Success Stories

Alan Jones: Becoming More Than An Average Director

On the face of it, Alan is not the type of person who needs help in landing a board role. A successful and influential angel investor, Alan was already on the boards of three different organisations before he started Future Directors’ program. But there was something missing from his repertoire that Alan was determined to set straight. Read More

Hannah Stenning: Setting Her Sights on the Boardroom

Like many of the highly talented alumni from the Future Directors Institute, Hannah Stenning is someone who’s proving to the world that you don’t have to be cut in the traditional director mould to make it as a successful non-executive. Read More

Jennifer Nobbs: A Journey from Kickstarter to Boardroom Success

Jennifer’s worked in government her whole life, and was keen to expand her knowledge and expertise. She was eager to explore the possibility of boardroom work, but as many young people find, entering into a career as a director can be challenging to say the least. Read more

Kartik Madhira: Taking the next Steps to Become an Influencer

Kartik joined the program because he has been ambitious about gaining greater authority in what he believes in. He strives for more efficiency in decision-making and betterment of society, which was why he conscientiously decided to work for local government. His next logical step was to expand his networks with Future Directors and take action so he could advance his career as an influencer. Read More

Parrys Raines: 22-Year-Old Board Member Pushing for a Sustainable Future

22-year-old Parrys Raines is a young woman who is already sitting on her first board, the Future Business Council. From an early age, she knew that she wanted to be in the position to make decisions at a high level to enact change in an organisation, so she thought the Future Directors Institute looked fantastic right from the start. She signed up straight away to do it once she received the email promoting the course. Read more

Gaya Raghavan Byrne: Advocate for Diversity and Angling for Positive Change

Gaya Raghavan Byrne has a strong belief in diversity, and she recognises that it’s a necessity in all organisations, especially at the decision-making levels. Gaya currently works as a consultant alongside Australian businesses that export or invest in Asia, and she’s all too aware that it’s important to have strong voices and leaders at the helm of any organisation. Read More