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Chairman of Coopers Brewery
Categories: Branding & Marketing, Business Speakers, Entrepreneur
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Born in 1950 and educated at Prince Alfred College, Glenn is a fifth generation Cooper.
Glenn started off his working career by gaining qualifications in electronic engineering, and later in computing and marketing.
After his completion of studies, Glenn entered into the computing field with a company called Anderson Digital Equipment. After two years with this company, Glenn moved to Melbourne to take up his new role of National Distribution Manager.
In 1983 Glenn returned to South Australia to set up a private business in computer sales and contract services. This company grew to a substantial size with offices in Adelaide and Brisbane.
In July 1990, Glenn joined the family brewery and held the responsibility of the Sales and Marketing Director.
He has overseen the launch of numerous products to the Coopers beer range, including: Coopers Mild Ale, Coopers Dark Ale, Coopers Extra Strong Vintage Ale, Coopers Lager and most recently Coopers Clear.
Glenn now is retired but remains 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.
Glenn is also on several family company boards around Australia including Chairman Coopers Brewery Ltd, Director Bundaberg Brewed Drinks Company, Haymes Paints Australia,
In the past Glenn has 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.
In 2005 was awarded a Member of the General Division of the Order of Australia AM for services to South Australia and the Arts.
In 2007 Glenn completed the Kokoda Track following the footsteps of his uncle Colonel Geoff Cooper.
Glenn has an Associate Diploma in Business from Stanford University Faculty of Business.
Glenn’s focus at this stage of his brewery career is to continually expand the Coopers company and retain Coopers as a privately held family company.