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We find purpose-aligned directors to complement your existing board, round out capability, and add to the diversity of perspectives and experiences around the boardroom table.

Our service has been designed with you in mind. We ensure we utilise all channels available to us to find you the right person, so you deliver on your impact and social imperatives. We believe they will require a balance of passion and alignment to your purpose and ability to harness their commercial acumen.

It really is about more than good governance, it is also the diversity of perspectives and experience required around the boardroom table to make it successful. We deliver individuals who not only contribute to the work you do, they also complement your existing board to round out capability.

Boards are setting the strategic direction of Australia’s for-purpose economy, making it critical that their directors are not only informed and technically capable, but that they bring a diversity of thought to the boardroom.

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Structure follows strategy especially at the board table. Meaning if your organisation is looking to expand nationally or drive a digital transformation across your organisation, ask yourself, do you have the right people around the boardroom table to achieve your goal?

Board appointments are some of the most important decisions boards need to make and require an investment of time and the application of a considered process.  With this in mind, we have refined the search process and spent years building a diverse and informed network of experienced and emerging purpose-led leaders for you to access.

People for Purpose advise boards towards operational excellence, behavioural integrity and strategic clarity through our governance advisory services. To complement this service, our board search and placement team also find you the right directors with the technical skills and connectivity to your strategic vision that is required to thrive in this complex ecosystem.

Our reputation is built on our passion, robust processes, sector knowledge and the quality of our service.

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Purpose-led organisations

Register with us and we will contact you to understand the context and needs of your organisation. We will then research within our network and leverage our online presence to broaden the search.

Shortly after this you will be provided with a shortlist of screened candidates matched on purpose and values alignment, skills, experience and perspective (fees applicable).

We support you to conduct a rigorous interview and selection process where you may even meet additional candidates for future opportunities.

Register to search for board directors
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If you are an experienced executive or non-executive director and would like to outline your areas of interest, skills and experience, create your profile and upload your CV.  If the needs of an organisation match your profile, we will contact you to progress discussions and ensure there is a cultural and values alignment. Once you have been shortlisted both sides will be given the opportunity to undertake the necessary due diligence required to assess fit and suitability.

As a member of our network, you can readily access our networking events, workshops, and current opportunities.

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Why clients choose us

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We can genuinely say that we know the space from inside, and out. For the last decade, People for Purpose consultants have worked in the sector from volunteer to CEO/NED and understand the dynamics at play, the challenges and opportunities that exist and the mindset and attitude it takes to succeed.

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We are focussed on finding you the right person and have access to our talent pool and network who are unique, diverse, informed and highly skilled. They are a mix of commercial and non-profit expertise, focused on sustainability and improved impact.

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Holistic Approach

In partnership with organisations such as the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Australian Graduate School of Management and Leadership Space, we support improved board functionality, clarity of purpose and strategy development, evidence-based profiling to find the right leader, succession planning, and professional development.

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Uniquely, you know what you will need to invest in your search upfront, as our fees are flat and affordable.

We couldn’t have approached the calibre of candidates that People for Purpose did, with our own networks. We recognised, from our skills matrix analysis, we needed to strengthen the board for the next phase of growth in the organisation. The process was seamless, with everything from the background briefing to the shortlist delivery and interviews was excellent, with the candidates presenting just as they had been described in the report. The team were very responsive, and it truly was a challenge to choose our final two Directors as the shortlist was of such high calibre and quality. I have already recommended the PfP team to others as I couldn’t speak more highly of them.

James Wright - Chair, Asthma Australia

Working with People for Purpose was a great experience. The team were able to take my business experience, understand where I wanted to contribute and marry this to a NFP, Uplifting Australia, that was a perfect fit. The care taken to ensure I was indeed a good match was refreshing and reassuring and has set the scene for a powerful union between myself, the other Board members and the CEO.

Geoff Stalley - Chair, Uplifting Australia

Current opportunities

Non-Executive Director: Many Rivers

Location: Australia-wide

Leading economic empowerment for people living with disadvantage, enabling individuals and communities to realise their aspirations.

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Non-Executive Director: PCYC NSW

Location: NSW, Australia

Join the Board of this trusted organisation, working closely with NSW Police, to empower youth and reduce crime through impactful sporting and community programs.

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Independent AIR Committee Member: MTC Australia Ltd

Location: Marrickville, NSW

Join MTC Australia’s governance team as an Audit, Investment & Risk Committee Member and empower lives through impactful social programs.

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Boards Seeking Directors

Connect. Purpose. Impact.
In partnership with the AICD, this event is designed to help connect for-purpose organisations with purpose-led individuals seeking director opportunities. To read about Take 3 Co-Founder, Tim Silverwood’s experience at the AICD Boards Seeking Directors event click here.

Next Sydney event: Tuesday, 30 January 2024
Next Melbourne event: Wednesday, 28 February 2024

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