Board Search

Board Search

New laws and regulations, worldwide, make it clear that the selection of non-executive directors is now subject to sharply higher standards of diligence and transparency.

At a minimum, publicly traded companies are being told they must:

  • Set high and clear standards for the skills, knowledge and experience of new non-executive directors;
  • Evaluate all director candidates rigorously against those criteria; and
  • Follow up with effective programs for the induction and training of new non-executive directors.

It’s equally clear that the use of credible third-party search professionals can greatly increase the scope, transparency and quality of your board-level search, while serving to demonstrate a commitment to due diligence on behalf of shareholders.

IIC Partners’ Board Search Practice Group is structured to help clients understand governance issues locally, regionally and globally— and to find the board-level talent to steward success. Our core team of established practitioners is positioned worldwide, with access at the levels of influence where top-flight directors are found.

Our Board Search Practice Group understands the vital importance of corporate and local culture in placing directors who will help to shape the direction and future of our client companies. Equally importantly, we are committed to finding the person who will bring a balance of diverse perspectives and business acumen to a team of corporate directors.

Locally, de JAGER Executive Search works in the same way as the IIC Partners Board Search Practice Group to identify the local talent which is increasingly required to meet changing regulations.

The direct, and indirect, experience at de JAGER Executive Search suggests that a strong desire to enhance the governance contribution in the Not For Profit (NFP) sector is emerging. While constraints exist to attract top talent to organisation roles in the sector, there is opportunity to extend the Board capability to provide access to new levels of guidance and direction. In response, de Jager and Associates has committed to undertake a number of “Pro Bono Board Searches” for Directors in the Not For Profit (NFP) Sector each year. We regard this as part of our Corporate Social Responsibility.


Rod Watson– Sydney
Ph: + 61 2 9954 5454