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Glen Boreham AM

Managing Director, IBM Australia, 2006-2011


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Mr. Glen Francis Boreham, AM, BEcon, FAICD served as the Managing Director of IBM Australia Limited from 2006 to 2011.
 
With a career spanning 25 years in IBM, Mr. Boreham served as the Managing Director of IBM Australia and New Zealand for the last 5 years until January 2011 and served as its Chief Executive Officer from 2006 to 2010.
 
While at IBM, he gained substantial global experience having worked for two years in Japan in Asia Pacific roles and over six years in Europe with responsibilities covering Europe, Middle East and Africa.
 
He has been Chairman of Advance since 2012 (Advance is a NFP built on a private-public partnership which links expatriate Australians residing across c. 90 countries.) He has been the Chairman of Screen Australia since June 2008. He has been a Non-Executive Director of Southern Cross Media Group Limited since September 1, 2014. He has been an Independent Non-Executive Director of Link Administration Holdings Limited (alternate name, Link Administration Holdings Pty Limited) since September 23, 2015. He has been an Independent Non-Executive Director of Link Market Services Limited since September 2015. He has been Director of Cochlear Ltd since January 1, 2015. He served as a Non Executive Director of Data#3 Ltd., from November 9, 2011 to September 30, 2015. Since March 2011, he has been Chair of the Australian Government’s Convergence Review.
 
Twice in recent years, he was named by the Australian Financial Review as one of the top five most powerful leaders in the information industries.
 
He has held a number of other roles including serving as a member of the Business Council of Australia; a four-year term as a board member of the Australian Chamber Orchestra; and a member of the Australian Government's Information Technology Innovation Council. He has been Chairman, Advisory Board of University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) since 2010; Chairman of Business School Advisory Board, UTS, Sydney, since 2012; and Male CEO Champions of Change, since 2010. He completed three years as the Deputy Chairman of the Australian Information Industry Association in 2010.
 
January 2012, Mr. Boreham was honored and Member of the Order of Australia for his service to business and the arts. Mr. Boreham holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney and completed a Managing Director’s programme from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.