Glen Boreham AM

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During his career Glen has led organisations through periods of rapid change and innovation.  Glen has worked in information technology, 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:

  • Southern Cross Media Group – an integrated radio, television and online media company;
  • Cochlear - the global leader in hearing implant solutions;
  • Link Group – a leading financial services company and the ASX’s most successful IPO in 2015.

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 Advance, the global network representing the one million Australians living overseas;
  • 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, which is CEO’s and directors working to promote increased participation of women in the workforce.

Glen was inaugural Chair of Screen Australia from 2008 to 2014. Screen Australia is the Australian Government’s agency responsible for developing a competitive film, television and new media industry while providing support for projects of cultural significance.

Prior to this, Glen was Managing Director of IBM Australia/New Zealand – a business of 15,000 employees and annual revenues of over $4 billion – for five years until stepping down in January 2011. In this period, many significant client projects were delivered and client satisfaction increased leading to revenue growth at over twice the rate of the IT market and profits doubling. He gained substantial global experience in his 25 year career with IBM, working for two years in Japan and for six years in Europe.

Glen has held numerous other roles including serving as a member of the Business Council of Australia; a board member of the Australian Chamber Orchestra; a member of the Australian Government’s Information Technology Innovation Council; and a director of Data#3 Ltd. He was previously the Deputy Chairman of the Australian Information Industry Association.

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. Personal interests include wine, skiing, most sports, and trying to keep fit.

Check out Glen's addresses from the 2016 and 2017 Advance Global Australian Awards.