Accomplished teacher and former Deputy Head of one of Australia’s pre-eminent schools for boys, David was press-ganged into the Family business, founded by his father-in-law.
David gained extensive experience both at operational and senior management level, before assuming the role of Managing Director in 2003.
David has played an active role in the affairs of the cold storage industry’s national association, the Refrigerated Warehouse and Transport Association of Australia (RWTA) throughout his business career. Having served as State Chairman, National Board Member, and National Representative to the Board of the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW), David O’Brien was elected to serve as the 2017-2018 Chairman of the Washington based (IARW), the first Australian to hold this position.
David’s special interest areas include Leadership and Mentoring, The Pursuit of Excellence, Strategic Planning and Systems Engineering.