Onwards and Upwards: Delmec Board Celebrates Three-Year Anniversary

At Delmec, we believe in the power of partnerships. It’s not just a tagline for us – synergy really has shaped the success of our company for almost half a century, ever since three Delaney brothers first came together to build their business.

Nowadays, we’re proud to work shoulder-to-shoulder with some of the leading lights in the telecommunications infrastructure industry, including engineers and executives from towercos, netcos and MNOs all over the world. Together, we’ve adapted and innovated over the years, and now offer comprehensive services and creative solutions in more than 40 countries.

Three years ago we decided to formalise our policy of professional partnerships with the establishment of an organised board structure.

In 2019 we began the process of building the Delmec board with the help of Dirk Bak, a US-based Harvard graduate, legal executive and entrepreneur who specialises in board-formation.  Dirk’s experience with family-owned SMEs was a great help as he innately understood the drive to maintain a private ownership structure while seeking external support to develop the business strategically.

Together, we established a board structure based on groups of shareholders, management teams and appointed employees. Board members are tasked with different responsibilities, from setting high level company goals to implementing strategy and meeting KPIs. The various interactions and requirements are set out in our charter, which also provides the framework for our quarterly meetings.

We then created a board of advisors, intending to build a panel of industry-leading experts who could provide knowledge, skills and expertise, as well as advice on governance and strategy and key networking opportunities.

Initial appointees included Delmec advisor Dirk Bak, director Liam Delaney and CEO Kealan Delaney. In 2021, they were joined by Charles C (Chuck) Green III, the co-founder and former executive chairman of Helios Towers, with more than two decades of executive experience at the forefront of global telecommunications. Delmec general manager Brian Evans came on board in March 2022, bringing his advanced strategic skills to the group.

As our business scales, we intend to invite three more advisory board members who can offer insight into specific growth areas, including mergers and acquisitions. The benefits of professional guidance and governance – as well as lessons learned by hard-won experience – are not to be underestimated, even to a company as long-established as ours. By learning from the best in the industry, we can continue to offer our clients, customers and communities the exceptional service and renowned expertise they’ve come to expect from Delmec and its people.


Employee Spotlight: Brían Evans

We’re kicking off our #TalentedTeamwork series with a spotlight on Brían Evans, Delmec Group General Manager. Find out why Brían believes that synergy shapes success – even in Santa suits!

At Delmec, we understand the power of talented teamwork: we know that it’s our people who make our business a success. In the first of a series of staff spotlights, we catch up with Delmec Group General Manager Brían Evans to learn more about his role in managing the business, people, strategies and partnerships all around the world.

“It’s been an interesting time in the telecoms infrastructure market,” says Brían, looking back over the last two years. “We’ve had the growth of towerco portfolios, new rollouts and the acceleration of streetworks designs for urban in-fill solutions.”

All this activity has resulted in increased pressure on his team, but Brían isn’t worried. “We’ve had to rapidly grow our capabilities and modify our products and service delivery models,” he says, “but it’s been a privilege to watch my colleagues take these new challenges in their stride.”

The rapidly-changing environment meant a lot of learning on-the-job growing our capability and adapting to clients’ evolving needs. “Our customers and markets require us to deliver on an ongoing basis with value chain optimisation and new product/service development and innovation,” Brían explains. “But they also rely on us for technical expertise and digitisation of services in changing circumstances – they know we’ll always do the right thing for them.”

Fulfilling our obligations to our clients is paramount, but that’s not to say we can’t have a little fun along the way, Brían says: “Our team are vibrant, talented and solutions-oriented, but we’re also up for a ‘bit of craic’ dressing as Santa Clause to deliver gifts, complete with the belly and big white beard!”

The multinational Delmec team is ever-expanding, as we seek to better meet our clients’ needs and our industry’s advancements. “We’re always looking for people who want to make a difference, bring new perspectives, and drive success,” Brían reminds us. “We provide an engaging environment and exciting opportunities for candidates who can help us expand our Asset Value Optimisation, develop our Urban Infill Solutions products and services and grow our Network As A Service (NAAS) offering.” For Brían, the future at Delmec is bright. “I’m looking forward with optimism to the challenges and opportunities in the year ahead because I know we’ve got a great team that supports each other,” he says. “It’s a real pleasure to work with people who have an appetite for growth – in terms of career, company and client satisfaction. That’s how synergy shapes success, and that’s what makes Delmec a great place to work.”