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Mitre 10 MEGA Hamilton Appoints Independent Chair

Mitre 10 MEGA Hamilton Appoints Independent Chair

Mitre 10 MEGA Hamilton has appointed Gordon Lewis, an experienced director and chief executive as new independent chair to its Board of Directors.

Mr Lewis is a current director of Modulus Management Services Limited and has previously held roles as CEO and General Manager at a number of medium to large organisations. Mr Lewis has experience with large projects in a wide range of business disciplines, and prides himself on producing innovative solutions to business objectives.

Mitre 10 MEGA Hamilton, based in Hamilton’s central retail hub The Base, Te Rapa opened its doors in 2007. The company is keen to grow, and sees real opportunities in the area to do so. Mr Lewis will serve as an independent chair of the Board, tasked with ensuring governance and achieving best practice.

Chris Wilson, Mitre 10 MEGA Hamilton previous Board chair, is delighted with the appointment, saying that Mr Lewis will be an asset to the Board, driving forward the growth of the business.

Terry Wilson, Managing Director of Mitre 10 MEGA Hamilton, says “We have been extremely successful since our greenfields start up in 2007, and as a company we see real opportunities for further growth in the coming years across the whole business. Appointing Gordon Lewis is a big step towards those opportunities, and we know he’ll raise the bar even higher.”

Mr Lewis echoed those sentiments, congratulating the success of Mitre 10 MEGA Hamilton, as well as the current operation and set up of its Board.

“Mitre 10 MEGA Hamilton has always run a formal Board structure which is great to see. The Board, mainly shareholders, wants to really push the company forward and position itself as a well-managed and governed Waikato business. By taking the step of appointing an independent chair, they’ve shown they’re serious about growth,” says Mr Lewis.

“Mitre 10 MEGA Hamilton has recognised that they are a rapidly growing SME who need to bring on others who can provide alternative views and expertise – securing that growth. This organisation ticks all the boxes, and I am delighted to have the opportunity to contribute to its future. There are some aspirational plans, and undoubtedly there will be challenges, but fronting up to these and cutting a clear path for management and staff is a fundamental function of the Board. I’m looking forward to working on these issues at a governance level and I’m ready to get stuck in.”

Mr Lewis will commenced the position as independent chair on 1 February 2014.

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