Past Award Finalists and Recipients
Australian of the Year
National Finalist Australian of the Year 2015
Business and philanthropic leader
A leader in both business and philanthropy, Glenn Keys believes in giving back. A former Australian Defence Force test flight engineer, as managing director of global healthcare provider, Aspen Medical, Glenn puts corporate social responsibility at the heart of his business. The company has its own foundation which uses a percentage of its profits to attack major Australian health issues, particularly in Indigenous communities. The parent of a child with an intellectual disability, Glenn is passionate about helping people with disability reach their potential. As the Chairman of Special Olympics ACT, Glenn has worked tirelessly to provide opportunities for athletes with a disability to develop physical fitness, gain skills and forge friendships. An inaugural board member of the National Disability Insurance Agency, Glenn’s latest project is Project Independence, a housing initiative in partnership with the ACT Government that offers home ownership options for people with a disability. An active member of the Canberra Business Chamber, Glenn inspires other business leaders to incorporate community service into their busy professional lives.