David Doherty is a long-standing stalwart of Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA). David Doherty was recognised for his significant and long-term contribution to the supply chain and logistics (SCL) industry in Australia during the Queen’s Birthday honours by being awarded an OAM (Medal of the Order of Australia).
David Doherty stands out over many others in industry as he personally mentors many people and has a belief in mentoring fellow professionals to ensure the sharing of his knowledge and experience for the benefit of all in the industry.
According to Hal Morris, Chief Executive Officer for the Australian Logistics Council “David’s tenacious and infectious charisma means that his leadership and vision for T&L stand out and makes him an outstanding and worthy recipient of this high honour.”
“David has been a great ambassador for the Supply Chain industry over many years he has provided leadership, mentoring to many individuals who have need support and guidance. David has also been instrumental in ensuring that Supply Chain courses in our universities and TAFE organisations have been developed to standards that provide companies and students with the necessary competencies in supply chain. David is also a down to earth person and just a great bloke to know. I am glad I have known him,” David Rogers, SCLAA National Board.
Vince Aisthorpe, Queensland President added that “the OAM recognises David’s significant contribution to the SCL profession and the industry as a whole. David is also an honorary Queenslander now and has been a long-standing supporter of the successful Queensland Supply Chain & Logistics Conference. The SCLAA in Queensland congratulate him on his wonderful achievement and we are proud to know him.”
Bill Henman, NSW President added “On behalf of the NSW division of SCLAA we wish to congratulate David on being awarded an OAM for his contribution to sport and supply chain management achieved over many years of tireless service. We wish him well for the future and his ongoing support.”
Mark Ingham, SA President also added that “David's extensive commitment and contribution to the Supply Chain Industry makes this award a very special acknowledgement to his leadership and achievements.”
Liam Stitt, SCLAA National Board said that “David’s recognition should not only be for his efforts and contribution for the supply chain industry and service to AFL generally, he should also be given an award for being a jolly good fellow and devoting time to developing personal relationships, and the amount of time he spends mentoring and coaching those who need the help!”
David Doherty is National Chairman of the SCLAA and has served on National and State committees for many years. His passion and love of the SCL industry in Australia is well known and the SCLAA has congratulated him on his long-awaited recognition. Without people like David the SCL industry would be a smaller and less interesting place.
A long-standing SCLAA member enquired “How can someone that smart become an AFL umpire.”