The success of local business, Creechurch Capital, has been very well documented on the Island, and beyond. From its fast growth, multiple award wins and international footprint, the firm has gone from strength-to-strength achieving huge ambitions, and it hasn’t even celebrated its fifth birthday yet.
CEO John Greenwood’s face is one you’d associate with the business and is usually the one whose photo appears in the media. Yet John credits his commercially canny and meticulous COO as playing an integral role as the lynchpin in the making of the firm.
It is Mary Brady – formerly finance director – who has stepped up to this role of COO. With more than a decade of experience within the financial and performance management sectors, she has previous board level experience at a number of businesses in the Isle of Man.
Her new position will involve directing, administering and co-ordinating the internal operational activities of the business in line with the policies, goals and objectives established with John. She will work closely with John Greenwood on plans for future growth and planned acquisitions.
John Greenwood said: “Mary has demonstrated time and again her expertise in driving real value in business and we are pleased to recognise her dedication with this internal promotion, which complements the external hires we have brought in.
“At Creechurch, it is our culture that is the most important aspect of what makes us tick. Mary typifies what our culture in as she shows hard work, determination and an attention to detail that is a genuine credit to us and an inspiration to other team members.”
Mary will participate in planning and forecasting for the business, based on strategic objectives. She will be responsible for operating policies, procedures and controls to promote communication and information flows throughout the business.
Mary said: “I am both proud and excited about my new position. I have been with the business since its inception, seeing first-hand the growth and success as the business has expanded. My focus moving forward is to play a major role in continuing the future development and success of the business.”
Mary is originally from Oldham and was educated in Eire. She has lived in the Isle of Man since 1998 and is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.
Mary adds: “I’m continually impressed by the younger generation of talent we have at Creechurch and it’s encouraging to see so many confident, career-driven and client focused women join our ranks. Time and time again, I read articles and reports that we have a concerning shortage of female leaders in financial services, but from where I’m standing, I can see an inspiring future for the sector.”