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For anyone new to a directorship, FirstDirectors provides an overview of the practical, legal and strategic issues surrounding the role of a director. The FirstDirectors section looks at what directors do, the characteristics of an effective board, and what board appointments are right for you.
Ellen Hodgetts, Vice-President, Academy of Fine Arts
What do directors do?
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What are the next steps I should take?
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Should I accept this board position?
Being a director brings with it a great deal of responsibility. Directors exist to add value to an organisation and help it successfully achieve its purpose.
When getting started as a director, it’s important to understand your responsibilities, how it differs from managing an organisation and how to add the greatest value as a director.