Australian board and executive remuneration survey report

Each year we partner with McGuirk Management Consultants to produce the Australian board and executive remuneration survey report (including MD/CEOs, C-suite, governance executives and risk management professionals). 

This report allows you to see how your organisation’s remuneration for key executive roles compares to others or you can see an extract for a role that you are pursuing. 

If you are a member you can access a complimentary 25 page summary of the combined results based on type of organisation, entitled the 2018 Australian board, governance executive and risk management professional remuneration survey report.

If you wish to become a member to receive access to the summary report, the information on our membership page will help you decide which membership is best suited to you.


The 2019 Australian Board Remuneration Survey is now open. 

For the first time, this year participants will receive a copy of the 2019 full report (2018 report was previously available for purchase for $1,250 plus GST).

The survey only takes about 10 minutes to complete and is smartphone-friendly.

Start the survey here

This survey is being conducted by McGuirk Management Consultants (MMC). All responses will remain anonymous. Data collected during the survey process will be analysed in aggregate form by MMC and will not be attributable to you.


The 2018 Australian board and executive remuneration survey report is based on remuneration data covering 1,181 boards. This data has been collected from:

  • 475 online contributors
  • 341 boards who are ongoing contributors to the survey
  • 365 client boards of McGuirk Management Consultants.

We would like to thank all our members who contributed to the survey for their valuable input.

The survey is current to the financial year ending 30 June 2018 and shows the levels of remuneration relating to the following board positions, as well as remuneration and performance bonuses for the following executive and related governance roles.

Chair Chief executive officer Deputy company secretary Chief risk officer
Deputy chair MD/CEO General counsel and company secretary Chief operating officer
Director Finance executive/ CFO CFO and company secretary Risk manager
Managing director Company secretary General counsel Compliance manager

All of the remuneration data presented in the full report tables has been segmented by:

  • revenue
  • assets
  • full-time employees (FTE)
  • type of organisation
  • type of industry.

Click below to access Governance Institute members' complimentary survey report.

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About McGuirk Management Consultants (MMC)

McGuirk Management Consultants (MMC) have been providing clients with remuneration benchmarking and general remuneration consulting since 1990. They work with industry partners such as Governance Institute of Australia, and now publish six national remuneration and benchmarking surveys, including two board remuneration surveys.

If you would like to purchase the full report ($1,250 plus GST) or require any assistance with your remuneration benchmarking please contact them directly on the numbers listed below.

Terry McGuirk BA(Hons), FAICD, FAMI
Office: 08 8568 2866
Mobile: 0411 722 388

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