Glenn Rees is Chair of Alzheimer’s Disease International. He has worked at senior levels in the British and Australian Public Services. In Britain he worked as Private Secretary to senior Ministers, in the Cabinet Office and in Economic Departments. In Australia he worked in program and policy areas including Prime Minister and Cabinet, Employment and Training, Aged Care, Disabilities, Housing and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission. He was Chair of the Nursing Homes and Hostels Review in 1986 and involved in implementing the first wave of aged care reforms. He was CEO of Alzheimer’s Australia from 2000–2014, during which time the Dementia Initiative was implemented and important commitments were made to tackle dementia in the 2012 Aged Care reforms. Dementia is now a National Health Priority Area. He is an active member of the National Aged Care Alliance and the new Aged Care Sector Committee.