Long-standing stalwart of the Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA) David Doherty was by awarded an OAM for his significant and long-term contribution to the SCL industry in Australia during the Queen’s Birthday honours.
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 Dohert’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,” Morris says.
“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 says the OAM recognises Doherty’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,” Aisthorpe says.
“The SCLAA in Queensland congratulate him on his wonderful achievement and we are proud to know him.”
SCLAA NSW President Bill Henman congratulated Doherty on behalf of the NSW division of SCLAA.
“We’re proud David has been awarded an QAM for this contribution to sport and supply chain management achieved over many years of tireless service,” Henman says.
“We wish him well for the future and his ongoing support.”
Mark Ingham, SA President says Dohert’ss 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 adds that Doerty’s recognition should not only be for his efforts and contribution for the supply chain industry and service to AFL generally.
“Doherty 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,” Stitt enthuses.
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 congratulates him on his long-awaited recognition.
Without people like David the SCL industry would be a smaller and less interesting place.
Summing up the moment, one long-standing SCLAA member asked: “How can someone that smart become an AFL umpire?”