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Future Directors FAQs

What happens after I have applied to the Future Directors® programme? 

We will email you to let you know about Future Director roles that match your skills, experience, or any other specific requirements of the host board.

You will either apply directly to the host board or in some cases the host boards may engage a search agency who will contact you directly.

The IoD uses the QJumpers platform to host the Future Directors database and emails will be sent via this platform.

Who sees my application information?

The Institute of Directors and host boards are the main groups who have access to your information.  

We do give selected executive search firms and  state sector appointing agencies access to the Future Directors database. If the host board engages the services of an agency, they may be the ones to contact you about a placement opportunity.

Where can I find out about Future Director opportunities? 

If you are registered for Future Directors, we will email you directly with any new Future Director opportunity that might be a match for you. Sometimes, the host board, nominating agency, the IoD or a recruitment agency will contact you directly about a specific opportunity.

Also, look out for Future Director vacancies on our LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter feeds. Members of the IoD receive Director Vacancies in the weekly branch newsletter.

What happens if I am selected? 
  • the IoD will provide you with a Future Director guide to support you during the programme
  • you will participate fully in all aspects of being a board member. Expect to dedicate up to two days per board meeting cycle for preparation and the meeting
  • the host board will provide a letter of appointment or agreement that outlines
    • your role and responsibilities as a Future Director
    • remuneration (if any) and what costs will be covered
    • that you, as a Future Director, will have no voting rights and will not form part of the quorum of a board meeting
    • that the host board will include you in their company’s D&O liability insurance policy
  • the host board will provide you with a mentor. Generally the role of the mentor includes:
    • connecting with you prior to each board meeting to discuss the agenda and answer questions
    • debriefing after each board meeting 
What are the application terms and conditions?

See the full terms and conditions for the Future Directors® programme.

Is there an age limit to become a Future Director?

No, the requirements are different for each host board but we recommend that you have senior management experience and have had some exposure or experience working with a board.

How often can I expect to hear from you about Future Directors opportunities?

If you are a match for the requirements of a host board, you will be alerted to the Future Director opportunity by email as they arise. If you do not hear from us it is  because the current host boards have a different set of criteria on which they are seeking at that point in time.

What happens if my details have changed since I registered?

After you have registered, we encourage you to update your CV at the time you express interest in a Future Director role.  If you would like to update your CV prior, please email it to futuredirectors@iod.org.nz

Why is my ethnicity, gender and age relevant to my application?

Some boards who take part in the Future Directors® programme may be looking for people with specific experiences, attributes or backgrounds to help bring diversity to their board. By completing this section, we can promote the most relevant opportunities to you. We also collect this information for statistical purposes helping us understand who are looking for Future Director roles.

Can I unsubscribe from the Future Directors' database?

Yes, you can unsubscribe at any time by emailing futuredirectors@iod.org.nz

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