After finishing school, Glenn began an apprenticeship at the power station as a Fitter and Turner. Upon completing his trade, Glenn went to work at Queensland Alumina Limited where he spent 21 years working his way through various positions, including as a tradesman and mechanical supervisor. Glenn’s mechanical mind, interpersonal skills and his ability to manage competing demands saw him promoted to the position of maintenance superintendent, where he oversaw, 12 mechanical supervisors, 95 tradesman and an $85 million budget.
Glenn is married to Theresa and they have two children, Taylor and Blake. Glenn is an active member of his local community and is mad keen on almost all sports but most particularly Rugby League. Glenn is a life member of Wallabies Rugby League and was the clubs president from 2004 to 2010 before stepping up the role of president of Gladstone Rugby League from 2010 to 2015. Glenn is passionate about equality in all forms and sport is no different, he was the driving force behind establishing Women’s Rugby League in Gladstone, coaching the first ever Gladstone Raidetts in the regional competition. Gladstone is now the beneficiary of 4 women’s teams a true testament to the interest and support for women’s league.
Glenn had over the years felt that Gladstone was missing out on its fair share of infrastructure investments and funding, especially given the vast income Gladstone had generated for successive State Governments. Glenn felt the need to stand up for the Gladstone community and joined the Labor party in 2010, with a view to run for office.
Glenn was first elected to the State Parliament in 2015 and since that time his parliamentary roles have included being a member of the Infrastructure Planning and Natural Resources Committee, Chair of the Agriculture and Environment Committee and Assistant Minister for Local Government and Infrastructure. Glenn is currently serving as the Minister for Manufacturing and Minister for Regional Queensland.