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During his career, Glen Boreham has led organisations through periods of rapid change and innovation. He has worked in information technology, new media and creative industries and, having lived in Asia, Europe and Australia, he brings a global perspective. Glen currently serves as a director of three ASX listed companies: Data#3, Southern Cross Media Group and Cochlear.
Glen has a passion for Australia’s skills, diversity and place in the world. This is reflected in his numerous honorary roles including: Chairman of the Industry Advisory Board and Chairman of the Business School Advisory Board for the University of Technology, Sydney; Inaugural member of the Male Champions of Change group (CEOs and directors working to promote increased participation of women in the workforce); Chairman of Advance, the global network representing the 1M Australians living overseas. Previously, Glen was inaugural Chair of Screen Australia between 2008 and 2014. Glen was also Chairman of the Australian Government’s Convergence Review which undertook a comprehensive examination of Australia’s media industry as it faces both the opportunities and threats from rapidly changing technologies.
Glen was Managing Director of IBM Australia and New Zealand for five years until stepping down in January 2011. He gained substantial global experience in his 25 year career with IBM, working across Asia Pacific roles and Europe. Glen has held numerous other roles including serving as a member of the Business Council of Australia; board member of the Australian Chamber Orchestra; member of the Australian Government’s Information Technology Innovation Council; and Deputy Chairman of the Australian Information Industry Association in 2010. On Australia Day 2012, Glen was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for his service to business and the arts.
He holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney, and completed a Managing Director’s programme at The Wharton School. He is married with 15 year old twins. Personal interests include wine, skiing, most sports, and trying to keep fit.
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