Why join the Advisory Board Centre?

Our reputation as a global leader in advisory best practice gives our members some unique advantages. It provides exclusive membership to a global network of business leaders and advisory experts. It also enables access to the very latest international research and professional development programs in the sector.

Importantly, membership of the Advisory Board Centre puts you in a prime position to be selected for a seat on some of the world’s most highly regarded advisory boards.

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Who are our members?

Current members of the Advisory Board Centre include:

  • Highly experienced professionals looking to add depth to their portfolio career
  • Entrepreneurs and business owners who have built successful businesses at scale
  • C-Suite executives developing their advisory skills to use internally or as part of their portfolio of work
  • Professional service providers enhancing their service offering
  • Current advisory professionals contributing to best practice

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Plan your personal membership journey

Our members may be a community of like minds, but each one is a unique individual. We all derive value from belonging to the Advisory Board Centre community in different ways. This is why we provide you with a flexible platform to support you on your membership journey.


What do our members value?

  • Credentials
  • Best practice methodology
  • Contributing to the future of the sector
  • Professional development
  • Local peer network
  • Exclusive global peer network
  • Online education and events
  • In-person meetings and events
  • Access to board opportunities
  • Involvement in research
  • Access to research and resources
  • Annual profile review

What's in it for you?

State of the art

State-of-the-art Market Intelligence

  • Groundbreaking research and best practice
  • The latest templates, market reports and guidelines
  • Global Research Council Executive education and advocacy
Access to

Access to an exclusive Community

  • Expand your business network locally and globally
  • Access to an extensive professional member base, Advisory Board World special interest groups and peer-to-peer mentoring
  • Invitations to face-to-face and virtual exclusive events with global thought leaders
Leading edge

Leading-Edge Credentials

  • Establish your credentials as an Approved Advisor or Certified Chair™
  • Yearly 1:1 executive profiling session to develop your professional profile
  • Thought leadership summits and study tours
  • Professional development (CPD)
  • Use of the Advisory Board Centre resources and logos

Opportunities to Contribute

  • Exclusive access to business and board opportunities
  • Expand your business portfolio and enhance your status as you contribute to the growth of the advisory sector


What do I get from membership?

Through our online member platform, you will have 24/7 access to world-class events, best practice resources, advisory and chair opportunities (updated weekly), discussion groups, and a global community of peers at your fingertips.

Each year we host a variety of trade missions and study tours in key markets and offer complimentary profile reviews and check-ins. With over 40 hours per year of professional development on offer, including our Advisory Board Foundations™ Program, there’s something for every professional.

Who are your members?

Our members are experienced executives, entrepreneurs and industry leaders with global experience and connections. Many are already advisory board professionals, C-suite executives, business owners, non-executive directors, consultants and entrepreneurs who are looking to engage in best practice at a board level.

Check out our Advisor Insights, a series of recorded interviews conducted with members of our community. Alternatively, search “Certified Chair” on LinkedIn to obtain a feel for the calibre of members.

How much does membership cost?

Annual membership costs $990 AUD +GST.

You can find out more about what is included in our professional membership in our brochure, or you can book a call with a member of our team to discuss your professional pathway.

Does the Advisory Board Centre find advisory roles for me?

Through our online membership platform, you have access to chair and advisory opportunities that are updated weekly.

These opportunities are sourced from our Advisor Concierge service, as well as other external posters. It is your responsibility to reach out to your network, respond to opportunities and forge your own path ahead.

Why best practice?

ABF101 Advisory Board Best Practice Framework™ was developed by the Advisory Board Centre as a foundation for the global advisory sector. It sets out five core principles which are pillars to support organisations of any size to benefit from their advisory board. Non-binding and non-prescriptive, the framework encourages adaptation to the organisation’s needs and operating environment.

The guiding principles help to dig deep and understand if the way you are approaching your advisory board, committee meetings, or high-level executive meetings is right.

Whether you are sitting on a board or hold a senior executive role, it’s a flexible framework that can be applied to all manner of situations, styles, and personalities. In fact, we believe in best practice so much, we created an Ethics and Best Practice Advisory Board to focus on it!

Join an exclusive community

Membership of the Advisory Board Centre is not open to everyone.

Our members represent global business leaders who thrive in dynamic and challenging environments. They are committed to excellence in advisory board services and they welcome like-minded people.

To find out more, download our Membership Brochure or connect with our membership engagement team at [email protected].