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.