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Director

An important role responsible for overseeing a company's business activities.

What's it like to be a Director?

As a Director, you may be either an Executive Director, which means you’re working within an organisation and have key operational responsibilities, or a Non-Executive Director, which means you do not work within a business but rather, sit on a Board of Directors, reviewing the organisation's performance and making key decisions on behalf of shareholders.

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Directors (also known as Company Directors) are expected to be able to read and understand financial statements and have a general overview of a company's operational activities and corporate governance, including an understanding of its exposure to risk and strategic direction.

Deciding to be a Director in a company is an important decision which carries significant responsibility. If you are considering becoming a Director it is important to fully understand what the position requires of you, including any legal obligations in respect of managing the company.

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How to become a Director


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There are many pathways to becoming a Director, but you typically need a relevant qualification and many years of work experience.

  1. Complete a relevant bachelor degree, such as a Bachelor of Business or Bachelor of Commerce.
  2. Consider advancing your business and leadership skills by completing a relevant postgraduate degree, such as a Master of Business Administration (MBA).
  3. In addition to postgraduate study, you could also consider undertaking a professional director training course with the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).
  4. Gain extensive industry experience, ideally in roles that develop your expertise in business, leadership and decision-making.

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Latest Director reviews

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May 2021
Servant leadership is where connections, traction, momentum, value and influence is usually found.
Reviewer's Qualification
Graduate Diploma of Mentoring and Professional Leadership
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Investment Management, Strategy, Execution Certainty, Stakeholder Mentoring & People Leadership
The good things
I understand that for some, letting go of what they believe in before embracing real discomforting change can be seriously terrifying. It requires a rock-solid foundation that is built on relationship...
The challenges
Just because you bring value and offer your best in all dealings, don't expect this from the world. Be humble and giving, which is not always easy, but it usually helps you to genuinely connect with...
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May 2021
Consulting Director is a demanding and rewarding position, but you need to stay engaged
Reviewer's Qualification
Doctor of Philosophy (Science)
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Data and Analytics
The good things
A Director level consultant has a broad variety of daily tasks and often a very high tempo of work challenges. Managing clients, and people and teams in your own organisation, is a critical skill. You...
The challenges
The challenges are largely the same as the high points - it is often a matter of volume and tempo. There are difficulties with clients who believe they know what they want but don't. The sales mechani...
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