We transform next-generation leaders into boardroom influencers.
We believe that empowering and equipping these FUTURE DIRECTORS we can help create innovative and inclusive decision-making cultures that are able to solve the big challenges, with ease.

Future Directors is evolving. Like you, we continue to listen, learn and grow. This means what we do, how we do it and where we do it is changing. Soon, we’ll have a new look, new website and new or improved ways we are helping people become Future Directors.

Here’s a sneak peak…



We help turn aspirations of making a difference in the boardroom a reality. We want you to be empowered, confident and influential in the boardroom. We will equip you with the skills, perspectives, tools and ideas to effectively navigate change, make more informed decisions and increase their positive impact.

Here’s some things to get you started…

Get your copy our book ‘Right Seat, Right Table: An Outsider’s Guide to Securing the Ideal Board Role’. Practical and inspiring!


Our intensive group program gives you the tools, knowledge, confidence and support to accelerate your journey and secure your ideal board role(s).


For existing ‘Developing Directors’ looking to accelerate their influence via a supportive and facilitated peer-2-peer local experience.


Individual, board, group or company? Work exclusively with our founder, Paul Smith – author, coach, mentor, board advisor, chair and Boardroom Futurist.

“Put simply, Future Directors is the reason I have a boardroom career. They helped me understand my unique value and gave me the courage to secure my first non-executive board role at the age of 29. I am now Deputy Chair of that board and being asked to step into the Chair role.”Hannah Stenning -



  • Am I too inexperienced to be a board director?

    It’s better to know now what you need to know than wait until you think you’re ready. Let our experts show you the tools, knowledge and frameworks to give you the confidence to move forward, chances are you already have more than you think! The world needs you to step up now and be that leader… right where you are. We have proof that you are at the perfect point in your life to start. Our youngest graduate was 21 and she’s now on two boards at the age of 22 but we also help people of all skills, ages and experiences!

  • Do I have the time to be a board director?

    You can create time when something is important. All boards are different but allow 10-30 hours per month.

  • What boards are looking for?

    They are looking for you! You have unique strengths, skills and value that sets you apart from others. Not all boards need the same things so with our help, we will get you ‘pitch ready’ for the boardroom of your choice.

  • Where do I even begin getting a role on a board?

    That’s where we come in! It’s called the CONNECT Method and we will help you every step of the way.

  • What’s the right board for me?

    As we get to know you and your talents more, we can help point you in the right direction. We are confident you will find a board where you can thrive.

  • People say it’s still about who you know… I don’t know anyone!

    What and who you know will always important. But, we also know it’s WHO KNOWS YOU that is the key to kickstarting a board career. We help you get ready and plug into networks that will get you in front of the right people so you can make those crucial connections.