Glenn Keys is the co-founder and Managing Director 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.
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, the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of Engineers Australia.
Glenn is an advocate of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and 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).
Glenn’s achievements were acknowledged when he won ACT Australian of the Year 2015 and was appointed Chair Canberra Business Council in 2015.
Glenn’s son, Ehren who has Down Syndrome, drives his passion for the Disability Community not only in the ACT but throughout Australia where Glenn strives to make a difference in the lives of people living with an intellectual disability.
David has over 26 years of experience working within the building industry. His experience includes working in a large variety of fields including the management of designers, design processes, statutory requirements and approval processes. David has a strong back ground in project management, architecture and project management.
David has worked in the Community Housing sector for four years as a development manager, producing special purpose housing.
David’s experience enables him to clearly articulate to clients, architects and other service providers the implications of their requirements. He is well versed in the management, coordination and super vision of all trades and is fully conversant with all aspects of the delivery of a project from conception to completion.
With a Masters of Project Management, Bachelors in Architecture, Applied Science, Environmental Design and an A Class Builders Licence he is well placed to successfully control all aspects of building from DA documentation to construction drawings and programme production. David is also responsible for the control of costs, client liaison, reporting subcontractor contracts and their management.
David worked as a HR manager in a number of corporate and line management work environments including Customs and Border Protection. With a Masters of Education, Bachelor of Teaching, Diploma in Risk Management and extensive work experience in facilitating learning, coaching, developing strategic directions he brings a depth of knowledge and understanding to the Board.
David’s experience in the volunteer space includes being a current member of the Positive Alternatives for Planning Alternative Tomorrow’s with Hope (PATH) which assists families with planning options for people with disabilities and their families, a Member of the Abbeyfield working group (2008-2012) and various positions including general member, vice chair and Chair on the Special Olympics ACT Committee from 2006 to 2014.
As a parent of a son with an intellectual disability David combines his personal experiences with his qualifications to ensure the strategic direction of the project remains focused and relevant to all stakeholders.
Joseph first heard about Project Independence whilst working at the Attorney General’s Department – Australian Government Solicitor (AGS) as the Financial Controller.
After initially volunteering to assist PI as a general volunteer, Joseph’s academic qualifications including an Executive MBA, a Bachelor in Law and Commerce combined with being a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants soon saw him invited to join the PI Board.
Along with his academic qualifications Joseph has a strong sense of community and has a passion for detail which ensures that the PI Governance is strong and durable moving into the future.