Mr Glenn Keys AO
Glenn Keys is the co-founder and co-Executive Chairman of Canberra-based Aspen Medical, one of the world’s leading providers of outsourced healthcare solutions.
Prior to building and leading businesses in the private sector, Glenn had a distinguished career in the Australian Defence Force (ADF). His service saw him undertake a range of tasks from training to test flying and engineering to logistics support for Army aircraft.
In 2003, Glenn founded Aspen Medical with his long-time friend, Dr Andrew Walker. A decade on and Aspen Medical has a team of over 2,000 and operates across 3 continents and 14 countries, from Australasia, the Pacific Rim, the Middle East, Africa, the USA and the UK. Today the company has customers in the Government, Defence, Corporate, Mining, Oil and Gas and Humanitarian sectors. This multi award-winning company most recently received the 2016 International Project Management Association Gold Medal for Ebola Response in West Africa. Both Glenn and Andrew are the 2016 EY Entrepreneurs of the Year for Australia. A passionate advocate of business having a Social Purpose, Glenn has placed social responsibility and community involvement at the heart of Aspen Medical’s culture. A percentage of the company’s profits are allocated to the Aspen Foundation, which was established in 2009 and today is dedicated to the tackling health issues that are often forgotten or missed by larger campaigns. For example the Foundation has been involved in the eradication of the eye disease Trachoma s well as scabies in remote Indigenous communities in Australia.
On a personal note, Glenn is a graduate of the University of New South Wales and the International Test Pilots School in the UK. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Project Management, a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a member of the Australian Institute of Management and a Fellow of Engineers Australia. Glenn also sits on a number of Boards in the healthcare sector, disability sector and social businesses. In 2013 Glenn was appointed to the Board of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) the independent statutory agency whose role is to implement the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). In November 2014, Glenn was awarded the 2015 ACT Australian of the Year and represented the ACT at the National Australia Day Awards in January 2015. He is an active Board Member of the
National Capital Authority and was appointed Chair of the Canberra Business Chamber in February 2015.
Glenn is the founder and Chair of Project Independence, a housing initiative for people with intellectual disabilities, which was officially launched in Canberra in February 2015. He and his wife has provided the funding and support to establish and operate this project.
In 2017, for distinguished service to the community of the ACT, through contributions to disability, business and commerce and as an advocate for corporate social responsibility, Glenn was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in the general division in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Glenn’s passion for innovation, social purpose within business and inspired leadership make him a regular speaker at conferences both at home and overseas.