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 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 Yeung is an experienced senior executive and the current CEO of Victoria’s Portable Long Service Benefits Authority since 2019. Prior to this role, he was the Chief Financial Officer at the Department of Premier and Cabinet from 2016 to 2019 and before that he was an Assistant Secretary in the Civil Justice and Legal Services Division at the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department in Canberra.
Before joining government, Joseph worked in capital markets and accounting advisory services in the financial services sector both at PwC as well as Ernst & Young in Melbourne, Sydney and London for over 12 years.
Over 10 years as the Regional General Manager at the Canberra Regions biggest residential building company. As well as business reengineering experience, family foundations in construction and property development, these core skills have formed a foundation upon which strategic business acumen is applied to decision making and practical applications that generate tangible business growth, satisfied customer and dedicated staff.
With a development management background Jason has built a breadth of practical and technical experience across all facets of the property lifecycle, throughout different property sectors and am well exposed to the principles of town planning, estate and housing design, valuation and sustainability.
Ric Small is a highly experienced architect and community advocate.
Ric is the founding director and co-partner of the SQC Group, a Canberra based design consultancy with many local and interstate commissions. The practice specialises in architecture, interior design, disability access and heritage. Ric’s heart for community has influenced a large portfolio of projects in the education, aged care, church and social housing sectors.
Ric’s core strengths lie in his leadership abilities and industry experience to deliver the best project outcomes. As well, he is known for his empathy and ability to understand how to gain the best from his team, consultants and resources.
Ric is a graduate of the University of Canberra and fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects.
Ric has strong interests in community organisations, having served on the boards of Emmaus Christian School, Mosaic Baptist Church and Project independence. He advocates for sound governance and strong community contributions by each organisation.
Within Ric’s family he has grandchildren in the neuro-diverse spectrum. He contributes his professional experience and personal understanding to assist people living with an intellectual disability to increase their independence, including the opportunity for home ownership.
Martin is the CEO of Project Independence, joining PI in September 2023. Martin has an extensive executive career, holding senior positions in the community, public and private sectors.
Most recently, he was CEO of Menslink, a well-known Canberra charity, where he grew the organisation substantially, while developing new programs and improving operations and governance. He also ensured Menslink’s future sustainability both through extensive income generation and effective cost control.
Martin has cared for people with intellectual disabilities and is keen to combine that experience with his professional expertise to drive PI’s growth and sustainability, while always ensuring that we deliver the best possible outcomes to our growing community of residents.
Martin is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a Founding Director of local charity Fearless Women. He was awarded an OAM in 2022 for services to the community. He is married with two adult children and two adult step-children and is a keen bushwalker and cross-country skier.