Better Boards Australasia – Knowledge, Networks & Insights for Leaders


Better Boards connects great ideas and great people in order to transform not-for-profit organisations. Stronger leaders and leadership teams create a stronger sector.


Better Boards Australasia connects the leaders, chief executive officers, board members and senior management teams, of Australasian not-for-profit organisations to the knowledge and networks necessary to grow and develop their leadership skills and build a strong governance framework for their organisation.


Whether your non-profit organisation is a charity, NGO, association, social enterprise, club, service provider or one of the many other types of not-for-profit organisations; strong leadership, governance and peer networks are vital ingredients in the success of any not-for-profit organisation. When board members and chief executive officers work within a robust governance framework, come together in a cohesive leadership team and are connected with the right knowledge and networks, they can have a hugely positive impact within their not-for-profit organisation and the community it serves. A concentration of positive impact at the top of an organisation inevitably cascades into every nook and cranny of an organisation; to the staff, systems, process, culture, clients or members and the community the organisation works in – turning a good organisation into a great one.

Better Boards first began been working to connect not-for-profit leaders with knowledge and networks in 2001, then known as Building Better Boards. Since the acquisition of the Better Boards Conference by Better Boards Australasia in 2009 we have been re-imagining how Better Boards can deliver on its mission. Our enthusiastic team brings a unique skill set and view to connecting leaders with the right networks and knowledge to lead their organisations into the future – creating positive impact not only in not-for-profit organisations, but in the Australian and New Zealand society as a whole.


Everyday Better Boards connects with its extensive networks of practitioners, consultants, academics and government representatives to create and curate events, products and services that allow board members and chief executive officers to develop their governance knowledge, leadership skills, and to extend their networks.


Products & Services for Board Members and Chief Executive Officers.



BoardWise® is a membership-based online learning platform designed with the specific aim of creating the best possible environment for the boards of not-for-profit organisations to undertake professional development to ensure their organisations are world class. Join today.



Held once a year around July/August the Better Boards Conference is Australasia’s (and possibly the world’s) largest governance and leadership conference specifically for board members and chief executive officers of Australian and New Zealand based not-for-profit organisations. View information on the upcoming conference.



Read by thousands of board members and chief executive officers. The Better Boards Newsletter is one of the not-for-profit sector’s most widely read governance and leadership newsletters. Did we mention it’s free? Sign up today.


Meet the Team

The Better Boards team is passionate and energetic. We look forward to meeting you in person at a Better Boards event, but in the mean time please feel free to send us an email or phone our office.


Managing Director

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Marketing & Events

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Meet the Better Boards Conference Advisory Panel

The Better Boards Conference advisory panel is composed of luminaries from across the not-for-profit sector. Between them the members of the advisory panel have many years of combined experience in the not-for-profit sector and governance and leadership spaces.



Our Partners

Better Boards works with many organisations and people from across Australia and New Zealand. Here are some of our key partners….

Australian Strategic Services Pty Ltd Thomas Noble & Russell Russell Kennedy Brooker Consulting Australian Ageing Agenda Exult NZ Ltd


Work with Better Boards

Are you a practitioner, consultant, lawyer, academic or other service provider to the Australian and New Zealand not-for-profit sector?

Whether you are looking to speak at an event, contribute an article or have something equally as exciting in mind for strengthening the leaders of the not-for-profit sector, we are always looking for new opportunities to develop partnerships. We look forward to speaking with you.


Join our Team

Are you looking to join a passionate team creating positive impact in the not-for-profit sector?


We are always on the lookout for passionate people who want to make a positive impact on the Australian and New Zealand not-for-profit sector.


Positions Currently Available: 


We are not actively recruiting at this time, but if you think you might be a fit for our team please drop us a line at [email protected]