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AIEA offers two types of membership, individual and business. First, get your free user name and password here.

To receive an Individual membership please sign up to MAIEA (12 months) or AAIEA (3 months).

AIEA Membership Pricing


Admin Fee (once only)



New Member (MAIEA) Annual





30-day Trial - No Longer Available

Associate (AAIEA)      3-months $120 $50 $17


Upgrade MAIEA to CAIEA or FAIEA. No Admin Fee if combined with Renewal





Renewal of MAIEA, CAIEA or FAIEA Membership, Annually





Renewal of AAIEA, per Quarter






Please Note: To gain a business membership please use the Corporate Affiliate membership type. 

Please note: Visitors can register as an 'AIEA WebFriend'.

  • This allows them access to Private Content but not Member Content.
  • It also gets you on the mail list for Newsletters and invitatons to special events.
  • The AIEA WebFriend log-in is required by those visitors wishing to register to attend an Event.
  • This WebFriend type is a prerequisite to registering in one of the member categories above.


The Full Member category is the main category of the Association. Once Members join AIEA, they become elegible to upgrade to Certified Professional or Fellow.

The criteria for full membership are that the Applicant:

  • Can display expertise in one or more of the AIEA accredited positions (CEO, FC, BDM, etc.)
  • Is prepared to accept interim assignments
  • Can maintain the requisite annual 25 CPD points (Continuing Professional Development

Associates can register as displaying expertise in one or more of the AIEA accredited positions (CEO, FC, BDM, etc.) and are prepared to accept an assignment (interim or permanent).

It is particularly attractive to those who see their ‘interim’ status as being temporary whilst they search for their next permanent position.

The AAIEA will receive all vacancy postings from AIEA-Jobs and from the Corporate Affiliate members.

An Associate Membership is for three months’ duration and is available to individuals who desire to be part of the Association for networking, personal development purposes and AIEA assistance with their job search.

Associates will receive the discounted member rates for all Events, Training Courses and material.

Associates may renew or upgrade to full membership at any time by application and payment of the fee to receive the additional MAIEA benefits.


Any AIEA full member may apply to receive the ranking of Certified Professional by displaying the required criteria.

In addition to the requisites of Full Membership, a Certified Professional has had five years of continuous experience:

  • as an interim manager OR
  • as a business owner with a turnover in excess of $1 million, OR
  • in a CxO role OR
  • as a Non-Executive Director

The criteria for the fellowship of AIEA:

In addition to the MAIEA requirements, the criteria for Fellowship of AIEA is:  

  • Fifteen years’ experience as an Interim Executive or in a CxO functional leadership role


  • Fifteen years in senior leadership positions as per the following:  

A. Can demonstrate leadership in strategic and budgetary responsibilities within demanding organizational contexts and 

B. Completion of an AIEA accredited or relevant postgraduate qualification or equivalent knowledge, skills and experience and/or 

C. Has a made a significant contribution to the business community, as judged by the Membership Committee. This can include, but is not limited to:   

a) Interim Executive related activities such as presenting, lecturing or tutoring at conferences & universities,  
b) Involvement with groups external to your workplace in which your Interim Executive expertise is utilised (e.g., business, social or sporting),  
c) Volunteering with AIEA,  
d) Writing and contributing to management publications.  

Fellowship is awarded to a Member by invitation of the Membership Committee.

More businesses are taking advantage of outsourcing to bring in skills and experience “on demand”. Our individual members are broadly experienced, senior management level executives who are able and willing to fill short term, implementation, project and board level roles. The majority of members will accept longer term opportunities.

AIEA welcomes organisations with complementary interests to join as Corporate Affiliates. Suitable organisations would be:

  • Professional bodies that attract the demography inhabited by AIEA members. These would be centred on a common expertise (accounting, engineering, export, etc.)
  • Government and non-government bodies that regulate the professional standards of executive managers.
  • Recruitment and employment companies that specialise in the placement of senior executives into interim and permanent roles.
  • Business and NFP Organisations that regularly utilise the services of Interim Executives
  • Businesses that will provide goods and services of particular interest to the AIEA membership, at a discounted, member-only rate. Some examples would be business insurance, training, health and well-being, leisure products, etc.

 Benefits of Corporate Affiliateship

The opportunity to regularly communicate with a group or professionals who are both genuinely qualified to take on challenging roles and who have made their availability known is quite rare. The limitations of relying on personal networks are the same for both Executives and the Corporates who wish to engage them.

AIEA is the answer for both our Members and the business who want to know them!

AIEA welcomes Corporate Members to join us in order to offer roles to our members and also to provide them with executive services offers.

By joining AIEA as a Corporate Affiliate you benefit in these ways:

  1. Recognition as a Corporate Affiliate
  2. Use of the AIEA Corporate Affiliate logo on correspondence, blogs and websites
  3. Access to premium member-only content
  4. Invitations to your locality’s AIEA hosted professional development and networking events at member rates
  5. Opportunity to invite AIEA Members to your own hosted functions (multiple)
  6. Sponsor of two (2) AIEA hosted events per annum
  7. Build a Prequalified Consultant  or Mentor pool of talent
  8. Corporate Affiliate overview on the AIEA website and in the AIEA newsletter
  9. Ability to offer a special promotion to members via the AIEA Events Page and eNews
  10. Unlimited AIEA Executive Bench job postings
  11. Unlimited option to run additional opportunities through the AIEA member

Three Corporate Affiliate memberships are available:

Corporate Member
Membership as a Corporate Affiliate provides the full benefits of AIEA Corporate Membership for a agreed period. It is for registered charities as well as institutes and associations that share the goals and aspirations of AIEA.
Corporate Partner
Membership as a Corporate Partner provides the full benefits of AIEA Corporate Membership for three months.

Corporate Sponsor
Membership as a Corporate Sponsor provides the full benefits of AIEA Corporate Membership for twelve months.

     Membership Level      Duration    Fee (Incl. GST)
     Corporate Member       As Agreed    $0
     Corporate Partner        3 Months      $3300
     Corporate Sponsor      12 months    $9900