Directors' Fees Survey

It is important that director fees are in line with industry benchmarks and organisations recognise the scale and complexity of directors' roles. We survey our members every year on their remuneration and duties as a director. The findings from the research are published by EY in the annual Directors' Fees Report. This year we will again be asking questions about the impacts of COVID-19 on directors’ fees and time commitments.

2021 Directors' Fees Survey

EY manage the survey on our behalf. They confidentially collect and compile the data and publish results in the annual IoD Directors’ Fees Report.

We rely on our members to participate in this survey. With your support we continue to produce a robust, timely annual report on directors' fees and to offer best practice guidance to the profession.

What you'll get

You can earn two CPD points for participation in the survey. These points can be self-logged in your CPD dashboard in the My profile section of the website.

You will receive a free copy of the executive highlights of the survey after the report is published in August. 

You can also purchase the report for $390 (excl GST), a substantial discount off the full price of $990 (excl GST).

Survey access

  1. EY will email all IoD members a unique password which can be used to log in to the survey. This email will be sent in the week starting 13 April 2021. If you do not receive an email, please check your spam folder. If you do not recieve the email and wish to participate in the survey, contact EY at
  2. Click on the login link in the email sent by EY. This will direct you to a login portal on the EY website
  3. Log in using your email address and the password EY sent in the email
  4. Click 'Client login' (not 'EY Staff') to log in
  5. You will then be asked to change your password. Use the same password EY sent you as the ‘old password’ and then choose a new password. 
  6. You may now take the 2021 Directors' Fees survey

If you participated in last year's survey the answer fields will be pre-populated with your answers from last year. You can update any details that have changed.


Your data is confidential. No individual will be identifiable in the published results. 


If you have any questions or would like more information about the survey, please contact EY:

Lorraine Brown 027 222 8531

or IoD 0800 846 369