Dr Glen Richards
Dr Glen Richards built a multi-million dollar integrated pet care empire, which now operates more than 160 veterinary hospitals in Australia and New Zealand. Greencross is also Australasia’s leading specialty pet care retailer, with more than 230 stores operating under the brand names Petbarn and City Farmers in Australia and Animates in New Zealand.
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Testimonials for Dr Glen Richards
It was delightful to hear you speak at the National Franchise Conference last week, you have a truly inspirational, genuine and proudly Aussie success story.
General Manager Asia Pacific - The Results Girl
I loved your story, and was very inspired. You remind me very much of how I see myself in terms of values, world-view and personality... but combined with a lot more hard work than I have been able to/willing to commit to my businesses. I look forward to when my baby girl is a little older, to see if I can do as well as you have.
Glen sets himself apart from other business speakers with a natural combination of real world corporate experience, humour and honesty which translates into a highly informative, inspirational and entertaining experience. He tells it like it is and is not afraid to reveal some of the lessons, good and bad, that he’s learned along the way and our audience of business leaders take away actionable advice from him. Quite simply, Glen knows what he’s talking about and is genuinely happy to share his knowledge and experience.
Managing Editor - Business News Australia Pty Ltd
Glens energy and unique ability to connect with people in a genuine and authentic way is both engaging and dynamic. His wealth of knowledge and experience transfers across many different industries and professions. He is without doubt one of the most bold and impressive Mentors and presenters we have been fortune to have work with our organization and our cities Emerging Leaders.
Townsville Enterprise North Queensland
Glen Richards and his story of success is an inspiration. He has a talent to be able to relate his many stories to everyone in the audience. Through listening to his journey he makes you believe that if you aim higher and embrace your entrepreneurial mongrel anything is truly possible. Once you hear Glen speak you will want to go and make a difference. He is a visionary and is willing to share his success and stories to inspire the current and next generation of entrepreneurs.
General Manager, People & Technology - Queensland Airports Limited
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Dr Glen Richards's Biography
Dr Glen Richards is the founding Managing Director of Greencross and was a co-founder and Director of Mammoth Pet Holdings Pty Ltd (Petbarn) before it merged with Greencross.
Growing up on a grazing property near Richmond NW Qld is where Glen’s love and passion for animals began. His parents owned a number of properties and farmed sheep and cattle.
At 27, Glen bought a small vet practice in Townsville and within 10 short years, had developed five vet clinics and a large format pet store in Townsville as well as two veterinary hospitals in China. From there, he went on to build a multi-million dollar integrated pet care empire, which now operates more than 160 veterinary hospitals in Australia and New Zealand.
Greencross is also Australasia’s leading specialty pet care retailer, with more than 230 stores operating under the brand names Petbarn and City Farmers in Australia and Animates in New Zealand. The company employs over 5500 employees including veterinarians, nurses, retail team members and managers.
Since moving from an executive role, Glen spends his time as a professional investor, mentor, and director with a number of companies. Glen is currently Chairman of Healthia Pty Ltd and People Infrastructure. As well as being on the board of ASX listed companies Greencross, People Infrastructure and Regeneus his favourite area of interest is helping to scale up health and allied health companies. He is actively involved with Montserrat Day Hospitals, SmartClinics medical centres, and Clinician Connect.
Glen continues to help foster early stage businesses including his Shark Tank investments through active mentoring, investing and strategic planning sessions. He regularly does public appearances and speaking engagements in the business community to share his scaling up story and his V4P message (Vision, Planning, People, Patience, Passion).
A devoted family man, Glen is married with his three daughters aged 16, 15 and 9, and still lives in Queensland. His love for animals continues with two dogs, two cats, and four horses to keep the family company.
Speaking Topics Include
From Small business owner to an ASX200 Public Company - My journey from Sole Veterinary Practitioner to Business Entrepreneur and investor
Scaling up V4P - Vision, Plan, People, Patience, Passion.
Shark Tank, start-ups and scale-ups (and stuff-ups!)
Becoming an investor!
Stories & Lessons from the Tank - What I look for in investment/qualities of an entrepreneur
Culture is core - Successful team engagement and retention strategies