applicant must be over 21 years of age, with 1 or more years experience as:-
director or alternate director of a company
company secretary of a company
partner, associate or senior manager of a professional practice e.g.
accountants, architects, stockbrokers, attorneys
member of a close corporation
executive at senior level in national, provincial or local government
academic personnel at the level of, or equivalent to, Professor or senior
director or equivalent position at a non-profit organisation.
Applicants must fit the same eligibility
criteria as per the "Member” category and qualify for the same benefits with a
few additional benefits as listed below:
discounts on membership rates increases as the group number increases. For
example the cost of 5 members through a group is the same as the cost for 4
- Through the Board
organisation is able to transfer membership, i.e. should anyone
currently allocated leave the
organisation, the organisation could then replace that person within the
- Only one invoice is
sent o the designated contact person so that the members do not need to handle
their own administration and renewals.
Although the company is liable for settlement of annual subscriptions on presentation of invoice, the membership is vested in the individual who retains the association. If the individual member leaves the company we will resign their membership or they can remain a member and be personally responsible for future subscriptions.
A replacement director would be considered and accepted, once ratified, at no additional cost to the company to 31 December of that year. Full boards that join the IoDSA receive benefits that are tailored to that board's particular need, including custom-in-boardroom education delivered by the IoDSA.
of this category of membership is to groom and attract candidates for full
membership. An applicant must be over 21 years of age and in full-time
employment and not eligible for full membership to qualify for Associate
of applications is subject to the discretion of the IoDSA.
membership must be re-applied for every year at which time the IoDSA will
assess whether advancement to full membership is appropriate. Subject to the
aforegoing, Associate Membership is conferred for a maximum period of 5 years
after the expiry of which full membership must be applied for.
meet the criteria for Associate membership and wishing to be considered for
this category must apply to the IoDSA in the prescribed format and include a
to participation in programmes offered exclusively to Associate Members of the
IoDSA, members belonging to this category are entitled to the following:
- Subscription at 50% of the full membership fee applicable at the
- Benefits associated
with this category exclude:
- Receipt of non-executive vacancy notices and
eligibility for non-executive director positions
- Participation in the Director Lifestyle Programme
- Special discounts on NED Fees guide