Bringing Objectivity to the Board
Tommy Murray joined the Board of General Paints as our first non-executive Director in 2009. General Paints is almost 60 years old and has been going through a period of dynamic change. Tommy brought a fresh outside perspective to the Board, which has been very useful. Tommy has enormous experience in brand development, and he has made a major contribution to the identification of the need for and implementation of strategies for General Paints to build the Colourtrend brand.
Kevin O’Connor says of Tommy,” “He is respected and liked by his fellow Directors and Management, and he has made a significant contribution across the breadth of the company including manufacturing & operations, sales & marketing, and administration. His ability to Mentor the other Directors, some of whom have little experience at the Board level, has been very beneficial. Furthermore, it has proven motivational for the employees in the company to witness the presence of Tommy on our Board and appreciating the efforts the company is making to grow the business.”
Kevin O’Connor, MD, Colourtrend
“I can only say that I’m sorry I didn’t look for a non-exec Director on the Board some years ago, and I’d heartily encourage any private company to consider both the measurable and immeasurable benefits of having a Non-Exec Director and/or Mentor on the Board.”
Kevin O’Connor MD, Colourtrend
TAKE THE NEXT STEP
The inclusion of a mature, experienced, and capable Mentor is critical for any successful company. For business owners, the issue has always been finding the right person to fit your business and to complement your existing leadership team. Mentors can assist you in your search and find the match you need.