Glenn Carland

Glenn Carland - BCom (1981)

Candidate Summary
As a semi-retired former Asia Pacific human resources executive I am keen to use my new-found spare time to re-engage with Melbourne University and its alumni, particularly the Faculty of Business & Economics. I see immense value in helping alumni members interconnect whether it be locally, across Asia Pacific or globally, maximising social, business and altruistic benefits that can be gained through alumni connectivity. I am excited at the prospect of being involved in facilitating this by being an active member of the Business & Economics Alumni Council. A very busy working and family life has to date prevented me from pursuing goals such as alumni council membership and now that I have pulled back from corporate life I am finally in a position to contribute. I believe that my wealth of business and international (primarily Asia Pacific) experience, particularly in transformative human resources, puts me in a great position to be a useful member of the Alumni Council. I also notice that the current team of council members does not include specific human resources experience and the addition of someone with a background such as mine would add another important dimension to the makeup of the council. If elected, I would be an enthusiastic and passionate member of the council and hopefully a very positive contributor.

Senior Associate (semi-retired), hranywhere

Glenn has over 30 years’ international human resources experience across a variety of sectors including general consulting, specialty chemicals and not for profit. His experience involves work across the Asia Pacific region spanning 14 countries and sitting on Asia Pacific leadership teams as well as Global HR leadership teams. In 1992 Glenn took up the Asia Pacific Human Resources Director position at H.B.Fuller, in the specialty chemical sector, which was a transformational role that spanned 18 years including stints based in Hong Kong and Shanghai. In 2011 he undertook a HR leadership role at Houghton International, also in the specialty chemical sector, with responsibility for Southeast Asia Pacific and India. More recently Glenn has been involved in HR consulting roles assisting US and local companies operating in Australia and elsewhere in Asia Pacific. He is now semi-retired while doing occasional projects as a Senior Associate at hranywhere involving a variety of consulting roles primarily in the NFP sector. Glenn holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne and lives locally in Fitzroy North.