We’re excited to launch our eighth collaboration with David Brook, a resident of the remote outback community of Birdsville, in Western Queensland and our Chairman.
OBE Organic is proud to be Australia’s oldest and most trusted organic beef marketing company: a company established and owned by family farmers. Our family farmers are united by a shared respect for the environment and their animals, and a commitment to produce the best possible organic beef. Our business was founded in the late 1990’s in Australia’s heartland, the Channel Country and we are committed to showcasing the places and people who make our certified organic beef so unique.
David is a founding Director, a shareholder and the Chairman of the OBE Organic group. David and his wife Nell own and operate 30,000 square kilometres (3 million hectares) of certified organic farms in the pristine Channel Country grasslands region of central Australia. Together, they’re proud to have raised six children on their farming properties.
David was born and raised in the iconic Australian outback desert town of Birdsville (population 100 people) and continues to live there to this day. His maternal great grandparents were married in Birdsville in the late 1880s, and his father Bill Brook purchased their first property, Adria Downs Station, in 1939. In addition to his organic farming operations, David is co-owner of the Innamincka Hotel. Regardless of the remote location of David’s properties and investments, he is exceptionally widely travelled and takes an active and energetic role in the management and fortunes of OBE Organic around the world.
The vast scale of David and Nell’s business enterprise is enhanced by their operation of an aircraft, a Cessna 210. Both hold private pilots’ licenses, with David having logged over 12,000 hours as a senior pilot.
In 2002 David received one of the nation’s highest civilian honours, the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for his contribution to the community, local government and the establishment of organic agricultural production. In his spare time, David enjoys his passion for breeding and racing thoroughbred racehorses. Watch this video to learn more about David’s passion for OBE Organic & racehorses!