Directorship Checks

Verify a candidate’s claims about past directorships

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What is a Directorship Check?

A directorship check involves a search on a candidate’s directorships, both past and present. This information is helpful to employers who wish to verify that an applicant has previously been a director of a company and whether there were any associated incidents. These searches can also verify whether an applicant is or was an officeholder or shareholder of a business.


Why conduct Directorship Checks?

There are many reasons why it is vital to conduct directorship checks on prospective candidates:

  • Minimise conflicts of interest that may arise from a candidate’s current and past directorships or shareholdings.
  • Gain insight and verify the candidate’s skills and experience in managing companies.
  • Discover whether the candidate has previously been involved with any companies that are under administration, went bankrupt or have been deregistered.


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When should you conduct a Directorship Check?

We recommend conducting directorship checks when hiring any new executive-level or managerial employees, and/or board directors and members for your company.

We would also recommend conducting this check when promoting existing employees to executive-level or managerial positions.

How does Sterling RISQ conduct Directorship Checks?

We conduct our directorship checks by searching information registered with the relevant federal or state government body. These bodies are the agencies responsible for regulating corporate markets and financial services in the nation, for example, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) have a comprehensive register which can be searched with a business name or registration number to understand the relevant business or company information, including directors, office holders and shareholders.

Sterling RISQ are experts in conducting directorship checks, with years of experience in the industry. As Asia-Pacific experts, we have developed significant country-specific knowledge and we understand the nuances between nations when it comes to directorship checks. Get in touch with us today to obtain a free quote.

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