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.

Boards are setting the strategic direction of Australia’s for-purpose economy making it critical that their directors are informed and technically capable, as well as bringing a diverse range of perspectives and experiences.

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.

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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.

How our board matching works

People for Purpose guide purpose-led organisations and individuals through the board matching process from registration through to selection and on-boarding. We continue to support directors and their boards through our governance advisory services, workshops and events.

Purpose-led organisations

Step 1: Register with us and we will contact you to understand the context and needs of your organisation

Step 2: We will refine the brief and publish the role on our website and send to our wider network

Step 3: We will provide you with a shortlist of screened candidates matched on purpose and values alignment, skills, experience and perspective (fees applicable)

Step 4: 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


Step 1: Register with us and outline your areas of interest, availability, skills and experience

Step 2: If the needs of an organisation match your profile we will contact you to ensure there is a cultural and values alignment

Step 3: Once you have been shortlisted both sides will be given the opportunity to undertake the necessary due diligence required to assess fit and suitability

Step 4: As members of our network, you can readily access our networking events, workshops and current opportunities

Register to secure a board position

Why clients choose us

Our sector understanding

We specialise in the sector, only working on for purpose projects. We take the time to truly comprehend your organisation’s unique story including culture, purpose, challenges, opportunities and strategic vision. We know what it takes to succeed.

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Our knowledge of good governance

We have worked with hundreds of organisations helping to strengthen their boards to ensure operational excellence, behavioural integrity and strategic clarity. We bring all of this knowledge to our board search process to ensure the best appointments are made.

Our holistic service offering

We offer our clients a broad range of services, often including a combination of talent planning and placement, and governance and strategic advisory to ensure excellence in leadership and strategic clarity and alignment.


Our network

It is unique, diverse, informed and highly skilled. Our network boasts individuals with a mix of commercial and non-profit expertise. Our sought after learning and development workshops ensure our network continues to flourish and grow.

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

Chair: Carbon Market Institute

Location: Various  |  Capacity: TBC

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Non Executive Directors: The Sydney Zoo Foundation

Location: Western Sydney  |  Capacity: 8 hrs per month |

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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 event: January 2020

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