Governance in a family owned business – the challenges and successes
The story began the day six-year-old Bill Richardson’s feet touched the running boards of Snowy Kidd’s 1949 Ford truck. It has taken seven decades of quiet achievement to create today’s H.W.Richardson Group (HWR). Through a mix of inventiveness, intuition, industry understanding and tenacity, HWR have managed to grow from a small trucking operation in Invercargill to one of New Zealand’s largest privately owned companies and transport operators that still holds true to Bill’s values of family, friendship and fair dealings.
On the death of Bill on 2005, his daughter Jocelyn (Joc) O’Donnell took on a governance role in the family owned business and continues to ensure that the values the business was built on are reflected in today’s companies. She has spearheaded the redevelopment of Bill’s truck collection and the result is Bill Richardson Transport World which opened to the public late in 2015. Join us to hear Joc’s insights on governance in a family business, how balancing family dynamics and business strategy can achieve amazing results.
Joc is also a member of the Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Council which brings together a mix of 13 experts with small to large business experience to advise the Coalition Government as it works on building a productive, sustainable and inclusive economy. Joc will outline the Council’s initial areas of focus and how these will support regional development.
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