Glenn is a fifth generation Cooper. His entertaining and inspirational keynote is his story of how Coopers survived 150 years against the Brewing Giants. It's a story of survival for small companies, of values and principles and the leadership and business qualities needed to succeed.
Born in 1950 and educated at Prince Alfred College, Glenn gained qualifications in electronic engineering, and later in computing and marketing. After his studies, Glenn entered into the computing field with a company called Anderson Digital Equipment, and within two years became ADE’s National Distribution Manager.
In 1983 Glenn returned to South Australia to set up a private business in computer sales and services. This company grew to a turnover in excess of $3.5m.
In July 1990, Glenn joined the family brewery and today is Chairman. He has also held the position of Marketing Director, overseeing the launch of numerous products in the Coopers beer range, including; Coopers Mild Ale, Coopers Dark Ale, Coopers Extra Strong Vintage Ale and Coopers Lager.
Glenn’s focus has been to continually expand the Coopers range of products, both interstate and internationally. Glenn is now retired from Coopers, however he remains as the Chairman and the Ambassador for Coopers Brewery as well as looking after the Coopers export in the USA and Asia.
Glenn is currently the Chairman of Australian Made Australian Grown the Green and Gold triangle with the stylized kangaroo recognized the world over.
In the past he has also been chairman of the Adelaide Fringe Committee (1994-1999). Then as Chairman of the Adelaide Convention and Tourism Authority (1998-2006).
In 2002 Glenn received a Centenary Medal and in 2005 was awarded a Member of the General Division of the Order of Australia. He has an Associate Diploma in Business and completed Stanford University Faculty of Business.