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Board Advisory

About: Lester Blades Board Advisory Services

Lester Blades Board Advisory delivers a new and contemporary approach to Director appointments and a range of services to improve Board effectiveness.  Our extensive networks and proven capability, means we can deliver practical advice and insights for all aspects of board performance, effectiveness and to reflect best practice governance.

We offer an integrated suite of board advisory services to clients including director search and recruitment, board evaluations, board effectiveness reviews and board succession planning.

We bring contemporary thinking and over 20 years’ experience to build effective and impactful Boards responsible for governing organisations into the future. We are relationship driven and engage with our clients on a personal basis to understand their needs and requirement. This relationship approach allows us to become the trusted advisor to Boards, adding value in many aspects of governance and enhancing their performance and effectiveness.

Today’s high performing Boards needs diversity. Diverse experiences, mindsets and perspectives and we are committed to diversity and inclusion in all our assignments,  ensuring the value of multiple views and differences are brought into the boardroom

Making an appointment to a board requires a professional, considered and thoughtful approach. We always represent our clients professionally, confidentially and with discretion, investing time and resources to develop a deep understanding of our clients and their needs. We don’t delegate to junior associates and bring the highest level of rigor and transparency throughout the entire search process.

Board Advisory Services

  • Director Search and Recruitment
  • Board Evaluations and Board Effectiveness Reviews
  • Board Composition and skills matrix frameworks
  • Board succession planning and Board remuneration advice

About: Suzanne Ardagh, Director – Board Advisory Services

  • MBA, RMIT University
  • Graduate Diploma Business Studies, Edith Cowan University
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Western Australia
  • Fellow of the  Australian Institute of Company Directors

Prior to joining Lester Blades, Suzanne held senior roles with the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), an internationally recognised global governance institution. She established the Australian Institute of Company Directors’ international division, including operations in Hong Kong and Singapore.

Suzanne is a professional Director and has been on boards for over 20 years in sectors including Arts, Sport, International Development, Health and Philanthropy. She is currently the Independent Chair of Stanley College, a dual sector private education provider e in WA and sits on the board of the, the Cancer Council of WA and the St John of God Ministry Advisory Committee.  Suzanne is also the Patron of the WA Vietnam Business Council.