Irish Business Leader Bolsters Norland Board
Brian Montague has been appointed by Norland Managed Services, Ireland, as a non-executive director. He will assist Tommy Fitzpatrick, Norland’s business unit director in Ireland, in further developing its business in country, together with other overseas markets. Norland established its Irish business, in Dublin, in 2008, and has seen steady growth in its client base as a result of its unique service offering despite the recent economic problems. Brian (48) is an established Dublin businessman owning a number of going concerns. He was chief executive of A&L Goodbody Solicitors until 2009 and group human resources director at Eircom, Ireland’s largest telecommunications supplier, until 2006. Previously, he held several positions at British Airways, including HR director for the National Air Traffic Services (NATS). Norland was established in 1984 and is one of the UK’s fastest-growing building services and facilities management companies. With a turnover of over £250m, the company employs over 2,000 people across ten offices, working for many well-known and respected organisations such as Scottish Power, the British Museum, Lloyds Banking Group and BSkyB. Ian Entwisle, Norland’s chief executive, said: “Ireland is a key market for Norland, which Brian will assist us to expand further. Our exceptional service delivery, ability to innovate our customers’ cost structure and competitive pricing will enable our continued growth in the country.” Commenting on his appointment, Brian said: “I am delighted to be joining the Norland board. Norland is a sector leader in the UK market and has an unparalleled reputation for quality delivery, particularly in critical services. Norland is serious about the development of its Irish and international business and is supporting this by significant investment, resources and proven processes.” Married with four grown-up children, Brian is originally from Belfast but currently lives in Dublin since returning from London in 2002.