Our board and team
The board of the Aspen Foundation comprises of:
Amelda Keys GAICD (Chair)
Amelda (Mel) is a shared owner of Aspen Medical and is Chair of the Aspen Foundation. Mel is a qualified Social Worker and has had an extensive career in the child and family, Health and Disability sectors. Mel also has qualifications in Business, Pastoral Care and Mothercraft Nursing and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Mel is passionate about giving back to the community and for many years now, she has been involved with and supported numerous Not for Profit organisations, in particular in the areas of disability, indigenous health, housing and food rescue.
Glenn Keys AO (Founder of Aspen Medical)
Glenn is the founder and Executive Chairman of Canberra-based Aspen Medical, one of the world’s leading providers of outsourced healthcare solutions.
Prior to building and leading businesses in the private sector, Glenn had a distinguished career in the Australian Defence Force (ADF). His service saw him undertake a range of tasks from training to test flying and engineering to logistics support for Army aircraft.
Glenn is a graduate of the University of New South Wales and the International Test Pilots School in the UK. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Project Management, a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and an Honorary Fellow of Engineers Australia.
Glenn sits on a number of Boards including the National Disability Insurance Agency, the Australian War Memorial, and Project Independence. Project Independence is a not-for-profit that Glenn founded in 2012 to provide homeownership for people with an intellectual disability and is the only homeownership programme of its kind in Australia.
In January 2022 the Minister for Foreign Affairs appointed Glenn to the position of Chairman of the Board on the Australian Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Council.
Glenn founded Aspen Medical in 2003. After 17 years Aspen Medical has a team of over 3,000 and operates across Australasia, the Pacific Rim, the Middle East, Africa, the USA and the UK. Today the company has customers in the Government, Defence, Mining, Oil & Gas and Humanitarian sectors. In 2017, Glenn was the runner-up at the EY World Entrepreneur of the Year. That same year, Glenn was made an Officer of the Order of Australia for both his philanthropic leadership in the business sector and his work as an advocate for people with an intellectual disability.
A passionate advocate of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Glenn has placed social responsibility and community involvement at the heart of Aspen Medical’s culture.
The board is supported by Aspen Medical Staff:
Craig Fitzgerald - Chief Operting Officer l CEO Aspen Foundation
Craig served 20 years in the Australian Army, primarily as an Infantry Officer. On leaving the Army in 2005 Craig joined Aspen Medical and since then has held a number of positions within the organisation, from Country Manager Solomon Islands to Director Operations (2006-2011).
In 2012 Craig was appointed the National Manager of Aspen’s Defence contract. Currently, Craig is Aspen’s Medical Chief Operating Officer and is responsible for Aspen Medical’s overseas entities in the United States, United Kingdom, Europe, MENA and APAC regions. He also manages clinical service delivery projects, global medical supplies and corporate sustainability.
In September 2014 Craig was a member of the Aspen Medical team that negotiated contracts with USAID and DFAT (Department Foreign Affairs and Trade) for the establishment of Ebola Treatment Units in Sierra Leone and Liberia. In November 2014 he deployed Liberia to set up the programs.
Craig is also the CEO of the Aspen Foundation and Director Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The Aspen Foundation supports organisations working on eradicating diseases in indigenous communities in Australia (primarily Trachoma and Scabies) as well as funding indigenous nursing scholarships. Aspen’s CSR program focuses on disability support and advocacy services in Australia and overseas. Craig has a Masters of Management, a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company’s and is currently studying Impact Investing. He is also the Chair of the Canberra Business Chamber Social Enterprise Taskforce and holds a number of board positions on both for profit and for purpose organisations.