Articles written by Natalie Elms
Natalie is a Lecturer in the School of Accountancy at QUT Business School. She holds a Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) from RMIT, a Masters of Business (Research) from QUT and a doctorate (PhD) from QUT. Natalie’s research interest lies in the field of corporate governance with a particular focus on board composition, director motivation and director effectiveness. Natalie is a CPA with 12 years of international corporate experience as an accountant and commercial manager.
Director Selection: Finding the Right Fit
Getting the right people onto a board can be critical to a non-profit’s effectiveness. Yet while the recruitment of a new CEO typically follows a rigorous process, the appointment of a new director is frequently ad hoc, informal and heavily reliant on a closed network of acquaintances. As a result, many non-profit boards may be missing an opportunity to add value to their organisation. Boards are unique work groups. They meet infrequently and spend limited time together outside the boardroom.