Non-executive directors

  • Join a high performing, hardworking Board
  • Be a thought leader for the accounting profession
  • Continue member and stakeholder engagement across our regions

CPA Australia is one of the world’s largest professional accounting and finance bodies, representing more than 165,000 professionals living and working in 150 countries and regions. Core services to members include education, certification, training, technical support, networking and advocacy.

This year, three serving Directors will reach the end of their current terms (and are entitled to renominate). CPA Australia is seeking suitably qualified candidates to apply to join the Board.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate a solid understanding of corporate governance and of directors’ duties and responsibilities. Candidates should possess high standards of ethics, proven leadership skills, and be analytically minded and solutions focused. Candidates should also have excellent stakeholder management and communication skills.

Candidates will have experience working in a senior position in one or more of the following areas:

  • top listed company (ASX or equivalent international index)
  • large accounting firm
  • small to medium accounting practice
  • international business
  • government/regulatory bodies
  • academia;
  • SME
  • not-for-profit.
Expressions of interest are particularly sought from people with experience in:
  • public practice – regional and metropolitan experience desirable
  • PR, communications, media and marketing
  • thought leadership around the future of the profession, digital and AI
  • people and culture.

Candidates will come from within CPA Australia’s membership, and from people with expertise in fields from outside the accounting profession. Candidates with previous board experience or with senior executive experience will be highly valued. 

CPA Australia promotes and encourages diversity and inclusion in the workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Applications close 5.00pm Friday 31 May.

For candidates to be successfully considered they must address each of the selection criteria in their application

For further information on selection criteria and how to apply, refer to the related forms and contact information.

All applications must be submitted through the Derwent website (search CPA Australia).

For further information on CPA Australia’s governance structure, the Board and the election procedures, see:

Contact Information

Advising Consultants
P: +61 3 9691 1333