Savvy Corporate Governance

We equip your not-for-profit or government board with the knowledge and skills you need to govern confidently

Do Great Things, Better

Board Development

From evaluating your current performance to upskilling your directors, we’ll ensure your board is positioned to succeed.

Director Inductions

Give your new directors a comprehensive induction to help them understand you governance requirements and get them off to the best start.

Governance Advice and Support

When seeking strategy and corporate governance advice, having a partner with in-depth industry experience is paramount.

Hi, I’m Jacqueline Keller

Founder of The Savvy Director and a self-proclaimed governance nerd with a passion for helping not-for-profit and government boards achieve maximum impact for a better world.

With over 15 years of experience in commercial law and corporate governance, I’ve seen many examples of where corporate governance or more precisely, a lack of it, has let not-for-profit and government boards down. Often the issue is training or lack of systems and processes that reflect contemporary governance thinking.

You are a passionate director, I know that. I am too. And you want to see the organisation that you lead achieve what it has set out to do, in a way that keeps you, its staff, its community, and those it serves safe.

The Savvy Director was established with this in mind. We appreciate the increasing expectations being placed on directors. We understand that you want to do the best job you can in an increasingly demanding environment. We hear you, and we’re here to help.

“Jacqueline is an incredible resource and the support she offers Directors and CEOs on strategy, risk and governance is second to none. Her down to earth approach and ability to get the job done while cutting immediately through any barriers and politics is refreshing. After engaging Jacqueline on a number of projects now, she is an engaging and passionate presenter, outcome focused, and she understands business and commercial realities.”

Vanessa Mendes

Director, Care Goondiwindi

“Recently we had the pleasure of Jacqueline's company to facilitate a workshop and discussion on risk within our not-for-profit organisation. I was really impressed with her willingness to tailor the evening to our needs. She travelled all the way to Goondiwindi to deliver a face-to-face session which enabled our team to receive high quality information locally in our rural town.”

Anna Carswell

Chair, Care Goondiwindi

Our Savvy Process


Taking the time to learn about you, your organisation and your board are where we always start.


Cookie-cutter advice never works in the long-term. We’ll work with you to tailor a solution that achieves your goals.


We don’t just consult; we coach your team. That’s what makes us savvier than others.

Because Helping Others Should Be Easier

It’s not an uncommon story.

A not-for-profit organisation facing growing demands for their critical services, with ambitious plans to better help their community.

A passionate volunteer board desperate to deliver but overwhelmed by the enormity of the task at hand.

When a not-for-profit organisation in rural Queensland approached us recently in this exact situation, we knew it was time to roll up our sleeves.

Are you in a similar situation?


Ready to lift your board's performance with an expert board evaluation?