Glenn Johnston

SpecialityDirector, Procurement and Business Support, Infrastructure NSW

Glenn Johnston has over 25 years’ experience in procurement and logistics management across different industries, market leading companies and government. He is currently Director, Procurement and Business Support at Infrastructure NSW and is the CPO for the NSW Government Dept. of Premier and Cabinet Cluster.

Glenn is a nationally recognised procurement expert and thought leader with a deep and proud passion for Indigenous business engagement. By helping Indigenous businesses grow and develop, Glenn firmly believes that this will lead to greater opportunities for Indigenous employment and a more inclusive economy.

Glenn was the recipient of the 2016 Supply Nation Procurement Professional of the Year Award in recognition of his work developing and engaging Indigenous businesses. He is a Fellow (Chartered status) of CIPS and past Chair of the NSW Chapter of CIPS. He is also a member of the CIPS Australia and NZ Professional Steering Committee. Glenn is a Board Member and Deputy Chair of Supply Nation, a Board Member of the AIATSIS Foundation and, Director and Chair of NSW Aboriginal Land Council Employment & Training Ltd. known as Yilabara Solutions.

In August-September 2016, Glenn became a Jawun program secondee and spent 6 weeks living with the Aboriginal Community of Lockhart River (Far North Qld), considered to be the most remote Aboriginal Community in Australia. During this time, he helped the Mayor, CEO, Councillors, Elders and motivated locals develop a framework to enable less reliance on welfare and employment by the Council, through building small businesses with a goal of achieving self-determination though economic opportunities. Living with the Aboriginal Community also highlighted the importance of preserving the Indigenous culture through language, song lines, music, dance, and art.

Glenn is a Burramatta (Parramatta) man of the Dharug Nation of Greater Sydney and still lives on Dharug land in Glenhaven.