Glenn Cooper sits at the helm of one of Australia’s most loved breweries – Coopers. He continues a legacy begun five generations ago and seen the rise and rise of his family’s product. Glenn originally trained in computing and engineering, carving out his own path to build a successful computer company which later sold for $3.5 million. On joining the family business Glenn’s strengths in marketing saw him take up the marketing director role and today, based on values of tradition and quality, the Coopers range enjoys strong sales both nationally and abroad.
Glenn Cooper is a fifth generation Cooper and the Executive Chairman at Coopers Brewery who also holds the responsibility of the Marketing. He has overseen the launch of numerous products to the Coopers beer range, including: Coopers Mild Ale, Coopers Dark Ale, Coopers Extra Strong Vintage Ale and Special Old Stout.
It may be a little known fact, but before turning his hand to the family brewing business, Glenn had a highly successful career in computers. He also once worked for rival brewer, SA Brewing.
Glenn started his working career by gaining qualifications in electronic engineering, and later in computing and marketing.
After relocating to a new, $40 million state-of-the-art brewery in 2001, Coopers is now the number three brewery in Australia capacity-wise, and is the only remaining family-owned large brewery in Australia.
Since relocating, Coopers’ production capacity has increased by 60%, from 25 million litres to 40 million litres (filling 1000 bottles per minute or 60,000 per hour).
Amazing speaker, great guy.
Glenn has an engaging style which really suited this audience. He really met our brief and gave an outstanding presentation which was appreciated by all.
Glenn was a great speaker, his company story was fascinating, he was funny and engaging and his speech was well enjoyed. The family business story mimics our company’s own story in many ways and really struck a chord with our audience. His visual presentation was professional and his intro video was really funny and well done.
Glenn is a pleasure to listen to and watch. His story is very interesting and relevant to our audience of accountants. His content is great and he also makes his presentation fun.
Worrells Solvency and Forensic Accountants
Excellent - Glenn delivered both an entertaining and informative presentation. His story is a good one, and the Philmac team were able to draw a number of parallels between the key messages Glen was emphasising and the way our own business operates. I'd definitely recommend Glenn to other organisations as an entertaining speaker with a terrific story.
Philmac Pty Ltd
Glenn delivered an interesting and entertaining presentation, and was thoroughly enjoyed by all.
Glenn was just the person that we needed for the night and he fitted in with the craziness of our event. I wondered for a while if we would be able to get people to sit down again and listen but he had everyone interested and entranced. His humour certainly helped the situation.
Engineers Australia NT
Glenn Cooper’s presentation was very engaging. His family /business story is appropriate for a very wide audience. Glenn’s warmth, humour and professionalism ensures his audience come away entertained and inspired.
Franchise Council of Australia