John Glenn

Managing Director, KIAH Consulting, Canberra Australia

Tertiary qualifications in mathematics, engineering, computer science and management

John is an experienced executive, negotiator and dispute resolver, and the Managing Director of KIAH Consulting. He has negotiated government- to government multi-national agreements, chaired and facilitated multi-national working groups, and worked with the UN in establishing peace transition arrangements.

Commercially, he has established major programs and resolved unworkable contracts in IT, logistics and transportation.  He has established innovative Government – Industry initiatives including collaborative R&D organisations and shared asset ownership arrangements.  He has been charged with establishing and delivering projects and change programs worth hundreds of millions of dollars, ranging from design, build and launch of a satellite through to re-establishing a national logistics service.

John holds tertiary qualifications in mathematics, engineering, computer science and management.  He is an AICD Company Director and a nationally accredited Mediator with IAMA.  He has managed multi-disciplinary teams across a dozen or more countries as a senior executive in a multi-national IT company through to GM roles in telecommunications and consulting start-ups.  He is experienced in cross-cultural negotiations and business having worked in the US, UK, NZ, Canada, Japan, Korea, China, Singapore and much of South-East Asia.

He is a retired Army Officer in Signals, IT, and the SAS, having served in the US, UK, and three consecutive tours in Cambodia (1991/92). He has worked in strategic consulting for over 20 years, ran a a business for a major IT multi-national across Asia and Japan, and been a GM in an investor-funded start-up. He has sat on and chaired a number of national sporting and art boards.

His national consulting componay, Kiah Consulting, specialises in improving public service outcomes by bolstering commercial and business acumen.

“I started Kiah with one objective – to assist those who have the courage to make a difference be successful. I focussed on the better delivery of public services. If we could merge the learnings of public and private sector experiences and apply it to deliver better, more affordable, focussed, meaningful social outcomes – everyone will be better off. I had a vision that it could be the foundation for talented people to do the things at which they are brilliant.”

Learn more about John and KIAH HERE.