Convergence Review Committee profiles
Glen Boreham was the Managing Director of IBM Australia and New Zealand for five years until stepping down from the role in January 2011. He successfully managed a business of 15,000 employees and annual revenues of over $4 billion.
In the period Mr Boreham led IBM Australia and New Zealand, he grew revenue at over twice the rate of the IT market and profits doubled. In addition, he served as the Chairman of IBM A/NZ Holdings Pty Limited and the many subsidiary IBM companies in the region.
Mr Boreham began his career in 1986 in Sydney, Australia. In the years that followed he has held senior positions in IBM across sales, general management, business development and operations. He has substantial global experience having worked for two years in Japan—in Asia Pacific roles and over six years in Europe—with responsibilities covering Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
In June 2008, Mr Boreham was appointed as the inaugural Chair of Screen Australia. Screen Australia is the Australian Government's agency responsible for developing a competitive film and television industry while providing support for projects of cultural significance.
Mr Boreham is the Chairman of the Industry Advisory Board for the University of Technology, Sydney. He is continuing to work with the Federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner as a member of the Male Champions of Change group of CEOs seeking to promote the increased participation of women in the workforce.
Previous roles include serving as a member of the Business Council of Australia for the past five years, a four-year term as a board member of the Australian Chamber Orchestra and appointment in 2009 to the Australian Government's Information Technology Innovation Council. He completed three years as the Deputy Chairman of the Australian Information Industry Association in 2010.
Mr Boreham is a sought after public speaker in the areas of technology trends, innovation and new media, having delivered two televised National Press Club addresses. Twice in recent years he was named by the Australian Financial Review in the top five most powerful leaders in information industries.
He holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney, and completed a Managing Director's programme at The Wharton School.
Malcolm Long is Principal of the consultancy Malcolm Long Associates which has advised a wide range of commercial and public enterprises in broadcasting and communications, especially on digital convergence issues.
He is currently Chairman of the National Institute of Dramatic Art and Chairman of the Australian Centre for Broadband Innovation. For 10 years until mid-2010, he was a Member of the Australian Communications and Media Authority and before that the Australian Broadcasting Authority. He was Executive Director of the Australian Film Television and Radio School from 2003 - 2007.
From 1993-97 he was Managing Director of SBS Corporation and prior to that Deputy Managing Director of the ABC. Earlier he was Director of ABC Radio.
Malcolm has been a director of the Macquarie Communications Infrastructure Group, a global communications infrastructure company, and is a director of communications platform provider Broadcast Australia Group. He was a director of Pan TV Limited which produced the World Movies subscription TV channel. He has been chairman of the London-based International Institute of Communications and is a past President of the Australian Museum in Sydney.
During his career Malcolm has been a working journalist, broadcaster, executive producer and network manager. He speaks and writes about media, the creative industries and new communications technologies and their impact in businesses and the community.
Louise McElvogue, a principal of Macleod Media, has a broad range of media and new media experience in Australia, the US and Europe. Louise's recent consulting clients have included ABC TV's iView, Freeview, News Digital Media, Fremantle Media Enterprises (UK) and Sky TV (UK).Louise previously worked in the UK on the launch team of SeeSaw (formerly project Kangaroo), the UK video-on-demand product from ITV, Channel 4 and BBC Worldwide, which was acquired by Arqiva. Louise was part of a small Kangaroo strategy group formed to develop a product, commercial proposition and design concept for board approval. She went on to lead Kangaroo teams in editorial strategy, marketing and product design.
Louise played a similar role on Channel 4's award-winning video-on-demand product 4oD, leading the product development and implementation from concept to launch in nine months. 4oD won a range of awards including the Entertainment category and the Grand Prix for Excellence at the British Interactive Media Awards.
Louise has worked on digital and media strategy with clients including Discovery Networks International, Hallmark Channel International, HIT Entertainment and Time Warner. Louise's new media expertise was recognized with her appointment to a specialist board advising Nominet (UK) on domain name strategy.
Louise was previously a member of the executive team at London-based technology and strategy consultancy Agilisys /netdecisions for five years from 1999. She led a range of award-winning new media strategy and implementation projects and was responsible for more than 20 major web launches including McDonald's, theaa.com, Hewlett Packard, Societe Generale, DBS Bank Singapore, Emap Media, NSPCC, British Gas, Marconi, Diageo and the world's largest travel company TUI. Executive roles included head of business development and head of customer experience at netdecisions, which both included managing teams in London, Paris, Madrid, Singapore, Mumbai, San Francisco and Washington DC.
Louise started her career as a print and television journalist with the trade paper Encore, where she worked as editor. She spent five years working in the US and her journalism experience included staff and freelance positions with The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, The Sunday Times, Financial Times Media, The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, the BBC and CNN.
Louise holds a BA Communication from the NSW University of Technology and an MA (Distinction) in Creative Writing from Goldsmiths, University of London.