Glen Brennan

Glen Brennan

Born and bred in Narrabri in northern NSW, Glen is a proud member of the Kamilaroi people and Australia’s most senior Indigenous banker.

Glen is currently a Senior Manager in one of Australia’s leading banks with a broad range of responsibilities including microfinance, financial literacy and Indigenous business development.  Prior to his banking career, Glen received numerous awards for his social justice work and remains the youngest ever recipient of the Queen’s Birthday Public Service Medal.

Glen has a MBA from Melbourne Business School and was included in the Bulletin Magazine’s 100 Smartest Australians.  He also played Rugby League for the Canberra Raiders in a career which he describes as “truly mediocre and erratic”.

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Indigenous Aussies are all alone if they can’t get a loan

Indigenous Aussies are all alone if they can’t get a loan

07 Sep 12 Indigenous people are still struggling to get a toehold in the Australian economy with financial exclusion rife, according to a…... Read more

Billions of government waste not closing the gap

Billions of government waste not closing the gap

24 Oct 11 Nobody likes to look incompetent or inept. So it’s no wonder the Federal Government fought to keep secret a report…... Read more

NT Intervention: Guilty by geography

NT Intervention: Guilty by geography

14 Jul 11 With Indigenous Affairs Minister Jenny Macklin in the Northern Territory last week consulting on “what’s next?” for the Northern Territory…... Read more

When banks rob people at ten bucks a hit

When banks rob people at ten bucks a hit

14 Mar 11 ATM fees have long been a sticky topic. For many people, paying an ATM transaction fee is an unwelcome but…... Read more

Home ownership: A great Aboriginal dream

Home ownership: A great Aboriginal dream

23 Dec 10 Home ownership is the great Australian dream. A place to call your own and where your heart is.  My parents…... Read more

Indigenous skills: let market forces triumph

Indigenous skills: let market forces triumph

12 Oct 10 Competition in corporate Australia has always been fierce.  Everyone wants the best people, systems, products and services. But behind the…... Read more

It’s not just government working at closing the gap

It’s not just government working at closing the gap

11 Feb 10 Every now and then life deals you a moment which overloads your emotions. You’re not sure whether to cry or…... Read more

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