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Commonwealth Club of Adelaide Sundowner
December 9, 2014
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 he returned to SA 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 today is Executive Chairman at Coopers Brewery and also held the responsibility of company marketing. He has overseen the launch of numerous products to the Coopers beer range including Coopers Mild Ale, Coopers Dark Ale, Coopers Exrta Strong Vintage Ale, Coopers Lager and most recently Coopers Clear. He now oversees Coopers interstate operations, which includes recent distribution and brewing rights for international beers, Carlsberg, Sapporo and Kronenbourg. Glenn is currently the Deputy Chairman of Australian Made Australian Grown, since early 2010.
He has been Chairman Adelaide Fringe Committee and the Adelaide Convention and Tourism Authority. In 2002 he received a Centenary Medal and was awarded a Member General Division of the Order of Australia. Glenn’s focus is to continually expand the Coopers Company interstate and Internationally and retain Coopers as a privately held family company. Glenn is married to wife Elspeth and they have two children.Book Online