Glenn is a fifth generation Cooper. Born in 1950 and educated at Prince Alfred College, Glenn gained qualifications in electronic engineering, and later in business management.
After his studies, Glenn entered into the computing field with a company called Anderson Digital Equipment, and within two years became ADE’s National Distribution Manager.
In 1983 Glenn returned to South Australia to set up a private business in computer sales and services. This company grew to a turnover in excess of $3.5m.
In July 1990, Glenn joined the family brewery and today is Chairman. Glenn has overseen the launch of numerous products in the Coopers beer range, including; Coopers Dark Ale, Coopers Extra Strong Vintage Ale, Coopers Mild Ale, Coopers Lager and most recently, Coopers Clear.
In the past Glenn has been Chairman of the Adelaide Fringe Committee (1994-1999), and also the Adelaide Festival Centre Foundation (2003). Glenn was Chairman of the Adelaide Convention and Tourism Authority (1998-2006).
In 2002 Glenn received a Centenary Meda, and in 2005 he was awarded a Member of the General Division of the Order of Australia.
In 2007 Glenn completed the Kokoda Track, following in the footsteps of his uncle, Colonel Geoff Cooper.
Glenn retired from his executive position at Coopers Brewery in 2014, but continues in his role as Chairman, promoting Coopers around Australia and internationally.