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Kevin Benjamin O'Brien

Kevin Benjamin O'Brien, business consultant. Recipient Queens Silver Jubilee medal, 1977; Decorated companion Order of St. Michael and St. George. Member tariff and development board Wellington, 1962-1975, chairman, 1972-1975; Member New Zealand Association Economists, Wellington Chamber of Commerce (president 1958-1959), New Zealand University Students Association (president 1951, life.

Background

  • O'Brien, Kevin Benjamin was born on October 19, 1925 in Wellington, New Zealand. Son of Benjamin and Lucy Veronica (Conaghan) O'B.

  • Education

    • Students Association (president 1951, life member), Retired Executives Association (chairman since 1985), Manufacturers Association (member council 1985-1988).

    Career

    • Assistant produce manager Burch & Company Ltd., Wellington, 1946-1949. Purchasing officer Josip Juraj McCaskey & Son Ltd., Wellington, 1949-1953. General manager New Zealand Players Theatre, Wellington, since 1954.

      Private practice as business consultant, Wellington, since 1960. Chairman Tiki Tape New Zealand Ltd., Wellington, 1975-1988, Newport Distributing Company, Wellington, 1963-1986. Director Richmond Mall Ltd., since 1987.

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Member tariff and development board Wellington, 1962-1975, chairman, 1972-1975. Member New Zealand Association Economists, Wellington Chamber of Commerce (president 1958-1959), New Zealand University Students Association (president 1951, life.

    Connections

    • Married Audrey Berenice Cook, May 7, 1955 (deceased 1981). Children– Christine, Mark, Janet, Josephine, Anne, Clare, Meredith.
    • father: Benjamin O'B.
    • mother: Lucy Veronica (Conaghan) O'B.
    • spouse: Audrey Berenice Cook
    • children: Christine O'Brien
    • Mark O'Brien
    • Janet O'Brien
    • Josephine O'Brien
    • Anne O'Brien
    • Clare O'Brien
    • Meredith O'Brien
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    Born October 19, 1925
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