The Leadership Academy & Boardmatch present:

Future Board Leaders 2023

Boardmatch Ireland is delighted to announce its new partnership with The Leadership Academy!

Together we are launching a pilot programme to introduce new voices to Irish Charity Boards through a Board Placement Programme. 

The Future Board Leaders Programme (pilot 2023) will focus on increasing the engagement of traditionally underrepresented voices on boards. As well as recruiting and supporting these voices, we will be actively working with the associated charities to support building their trustee diversity in a supported way.


Who are The Leadership Academy? 

The Leadership Academy is a space for leaders from across the nonprofit sector, at all stages in their leadership journey, to come together to learn from and inspire each other. The Leadership Academy provides opportunities to have conversations about the key leadership challenges and to find relevant, cutting-edge leadership development opportunities, networking, training, information and support.


How will it work? 

Boardmatch will use their extensive network and expertise to identify a number of suitable organisations looking to make real change to their organisations through diversifying their boards.

The Leadership Academy will begin recruiting people interested in joining a Board as a charity trustee.

We also have a limited number of places for emerging leaders of underrepresented voices who may have recently joined a board, who would like to learn more or develop a support network at the early stage of their trustee career.

We will connect interested boards with candidates and when we successfully match a Board and candidate, those participants will join the board and attend our co-designed training programme.

Please note only participants who are successfully matched with a Board will be eligible to attend the programme.

Who should apply?

  • Would you like to hear different voices represented across Ireland?
  • Do you want to see positive change in your community and society?
  • Are you a keen volunteer? Would you like to be?
  • Would you like to grow your network?
  • Do you want to get experience?
  • Do you want to learn new skills?
  • Do you want to meet new people?

If you fill even one of these criteria, please apply. DO NOT DISQUALIFY YOURSELF. Apply and let the process decide.

What's next?

For more information you can download our Future Board Leaders Information pack. If you like what you see, simply fill out one of the short forms below to sign up for more information.

Click HERE if you are a Board member looking for a new trustee

Click HERE if you are interested in applying to join a board as a trustee

And if you want more info you can email Hannah from Boardmatch at, or Sharon from The Leadership Academy at