Tyrrells Property Inspections – Independent Chair

Board Direction, on behalf of the Tyrrells Property Inspections, is seeking to appoint an Independent Chair.

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Operating for over 20 years, Tyrrells is the No. 1 Building Consultancy business in NSW offering a wide range of inspection services including: Quality Assurance inspections, Dilapidation inspections and Expert building advice. 

Formed in 1983 their aim is to grow their business, whilst continuing to provide a reliable source of experienced, independent and well-qualified building consultants for accurate advice. Tyrrells Property Inspections have conducted more than 100,000 inspections in NSW and are ISO 9001-2015 Certified.

Tyrrells’ sources of business include: Developers (hi-rise QA, disputes with builders, dilapidation reports), Builders (project home QA, hi-rise QA, disputes with owners, technical advice, dilapidation reports), Home Owners (pre-purchase inspections, disputes with builders, technical advice, Lawyers (disputes) and Strata Managers/Facility Managers (disputes with builders, technical and maintenance advice).

Following a management buyout seven years ago, Tyrrells Property Inspections currently has 8 individual shareholders (four of which sit on the board) who all work for the business on a daily basis.

Board Members

  • Independent Chair

  • 4 Individual Shareholders

Size/Scope of business

  • $5.5M turnover ($6M in 2019); 25 staff (FTE & Independent Consultants).

  • NSW centric with some interstate/overseas clients.

  • An appetite for national expansion in the future.

For more information about Tyrrells visit: www.tyrrells.com


Tyrrells Property Inspections are seeking an independent Chair to lead the existing management shareholder based board to continue to drive improved governance and growth outcomes.

In particular, they are looking for a ‘Growth Chair’ who will work closely with the MD and the Board and bring new ideas and approaches to this highly successful business. Of first importance is to develop new business and marketing plans.

This is an exciting role. It provides a unique chance to put your stamp on a dynamic business with a strong brand and firm growth objectives. Further, it offers the opportunity to leverage your existing network and lead a highly experienced team of building professionals to drive the business to the next level.

The successful candidate will utilise their experience in taking a business of similar scope and scale and leading it to improved governance and growth outcomes.  Specifically, it is expected the new Chair will:

  • Continue to improve the governance of the board.

  • Bring increased stability to board relationships by working closely with stakeholders – the MD, Founder and Shareholders.

  • Have strong business planning and finance skills that drive the development and implement business and marketing plans.

  • Work with all Shareholders to find growth opportunities.

  • Identify potential business opportunities and people changes and guide implementation of these changes where required.

  • Meet regularly with the MD and engage annually with shareholders.


The successful candidate must be able to provide evidence of success in the following essential criteria:

  1. Governance: Prior Non-Executive Director (NED) experience – preferably as Chair – is essential.  Preference will be given to those who bring a proven governance success in organisation of similar scope and scale.

  2. Skills & Experience: Extensive experience in the building and construction industry in addition to having strong financial/accounting experience.

  3. Networks & Connections: Evidence of relevant and leverageable networks/relationships across the building and construction industry.

  4. Passion: A genuine desire to work with and lead a private business in the building and construction industry.

  5. Cultural Fit: A proven ability and personality to develop and lead a board of diverse shareholders.

: Board meetings are held in Gladesville, NSW. You must be able to attend all board meetings in person.

Time Commitment
: The board currently meets quarterly though it is envisaged that monthly meetings will be the norm going forward.

: circa $4,500 per month

Travel expenses: the cost of travel to and from the board meetings are to be covered by the successful candidates.

TIMINGS (as a guide)

  • Applications close: 4th August 2020 (late applications may be accepted)

  • Successful/unsuccessful candidates informed of outcomes of their applications by late August.

  • Final Panel Interviews – Early September (held in Sydney)


You MUST complete and submit the form below and attach your Board CV prior to the Tuesday 4th August 2020.