HRMI 2021: David Frost, People and Organisational Development Director, Dole

Frost is people and organisational development director at Dole plc, the world’s largest fresh produce supplier, with 40,000 people operating out of 30 countries. He reports to the CEO and is responsible for group people strategy, organisation design, succession planning and talent development.

Since joining the company in early 2017, Frost has been involved with several strategic initiatives including designing and implementing a group people strategy in addition to being part of the process of recently listing the company on the New York Stock Exchange.

Frost's career started in automotive component manufacturing after he graduated with a degree in manufacturing engineering.  He later became a chartered engineer, and then went on to complete a master’s degree at Loughborough University in quality and human resource management. 

He is a fellow of the CIPD and a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.He is passionate about building highly-engaged organisations and he decided to move his career into human resources, organisation development, people strategy and talent development. He has held executive and board-level HR roles in international businesses such as Carlsberg and Norbert Dentressangle (now XPO Logistics).

Frost is married with two children, both of whom are pursuing careers within the human resources profession.



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David Frost was ranked 24th on the list of HR Most Influential practitioners 2021.