Australian Institute of Company Directors

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The Australian Institute of Company Directors is Australia's leading membership body for directors in Australia and the leading Australian not-for-profit corporate governance organisation.

It has almost 30,000 members, which include directors from organisations as diverse as ASX-listed companies, government bodies, not-for-profit organisations, charities, and family owned/private companies and entrepreneurial ventures.


The Australian Institute of Company Directors is a national organisation with seven state divisions, each of which is represented on a National Board. Overall governance is by the National Board consisting of 12 directors.

There are four national directors, one of whom is the chairman, and seven division representatives. The division representatives on the board appoint the chairman and national directors after each annual general meeting.

The chief executive officer may be appointed managing director by resolution of the board.


Membership provides access to valued professional support, independent strategic briefings, quality professional development and a range of connections designed to enhance the careers of directors and the effectiveness of boards.

There are four categories of membership and each category is dependent upon experience.

Director and Board Development - Education philosophy[edit]

The Australian Institute of Company Directors provides director and board development programs that:

  • Address directors' current needs
  • Reflect contemporary thinking and practice
  • Are developed for directors by directors
  • Promote high ethical standards


The Australian Institute of Company Directors produces a range of publications on good governance and directorship. [insert link]

Members receive the monthly magazine, and fortnightly e-newsletter.

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