We are very pleased to have received a private donation to enable the engagement of Glenn Gardner in a part-time consultancy to help Polio Australia build its capacity and develop sustaining financing strategies.
For almost 20 years until 2007, Glenn Gardner was Managing Director and CEO of Northcott Disability Services (formerly the NSW Society for Crippled Children). During that period Northcott experienced considerable growth and is now one of NSW’s major NGOs providing statewide disability services. It was during his time with Northcott that Glenn learnt first-hand about Australia’s polio story and a mutually beneficial relationship was established with Polio NSW and, more recently, Polio Australia.
Glenn was the inaugural Chair of Ability First Australia (the National Alliance of the former Crippled Children Societies around the nation, and of which Polio Australia is a member) and was its inaugural CEO from 2008-2012.
Glenn’s professional interests and experiences include:
- Mentoring and coaching executive managers.
- Developing positive relationships between Boards and management.
- Fostering constructive partnerships with relevant stakeholders to achieve desired goals and outcomes.
- Developing significant affiliations with and between organisations having common objectives.
- Developing Strategic and Business Plans.
Glenn has a proven track record in building and maintaining relationships between government and the non-government sector.
Glenn is a current member and Past President of the Rotary Club of Parramatta City. He was made a Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary International in 1997 in recognition of his contribution to the wider community.
Other activities that Glenn has been involved in include serving on the National Board of a major peak industry association, and a member of a significant Advisory Committee to the NSW Minister for Education.
In 2009 Glenn was appointed a Member in the Order of Australia: For service to people with disabilities through executive roles, particularly with the Northcott Society, and to the community. Click here for more information about Glenn.
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