AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – Leading Animal Management, Security and Fuel Systems technology provider, Gallagher, celebrated a win at the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards last night, receiving the inaugural Family Business Award of Excellence.
As Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Sir William Gallagher has led Gallagher’s development into one of the largest and most successful private companies in the Waikato, and a major employer in the region.
Sir William's father Bill Gallagher Senior founded the family firm famous for developing electric fences and it was about a 10-person business when Sir William joined and took electric fences to the world. Today, Gallagher is an international brand with over 1,000 employees globally, operating in three dramatically different industries.
Sir William’s brother John has been a Director of Gallagher for more than 40 years. He has committed much of his time to building a rich and vibrant Waikato community for present and future generations.
Gallagher never had to seek outside capital and has managed to support the communities it operates in with many sponsorships, while still growing the company.
The award was presented to Sir William at a black-tie gala dinner at The Langham Hotel, Auckland.