OSD appoints new MD

OSD Executive ChairmanBrian O'Sullivan AM.

OSD Executive ChairmanBrian O'Sullivan AM.

After 23 years in the role of OSD Managing Director, founder and major shareholder Brian O’Sullivan AM has moved to the position of Executive Chairman.

Mr O’Sullivan will focus on new business including exciting initiatives such as OSD Midstream. Linton Burns, who joined the company as Chief Financial Officer in January 2009 and has been an Executive Director since September 2012, has been appointed Managing Director. Former Chairman, Mr Rod Keller, will remain on the Board as a Non-Executive Director.

“Having established OSD some 23 years ago in the pipeline engineering business, the company has grown through the efforts of our team to be a significant and respected service provider in the development and operation of pipeline transportation, facilities and processing in Australasia,” Mr O’Sullivan said.

“It is time to hand over to Linton who has strongly contributed to the company and its operations and I am sure he will continue to improve the business in the years ahead. I acknowledge former Chairman, Mr Rod Keller, for his guidance and his experienced public company corporate governance capability.”

Succession planning for business sustainability has been a consideration by the OSD Board for some time. As Mr O’Sullivan and Mr Burns have had a close working relationship for the past six years, OSD has stated that they expect the transition will be orderly, particularly given that Mr Burns already has a deep understanding of the business. 

“I am genuinely excited to be given the opportunity to lead the business in the next phase of its growth. With Brian’s ongoing support and that of the rest of the OSD team, I look forward to executing our plan for future growth.  We truly have some great people in the business and it has come a long way even in the six years I have been with OSD,” Mr Burns stated.

OSD has said that its focus will continue to be on providing exceptional outcomes for its clients through a strong commitment to outstanding service delivery and finding innovative ways to deliver those outcomes.

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