Glynn O'Leary

Co-Founder and Chief Executive of Transfrontier Parks Destinations


Glynn is co-founder and Chief Executive of Transfrontier Parks Destinations.

He has a Business Science degree and served articles with Alex, Aiken & Carter followed by years in mining, banking, media consultancy and television production.

Glynn and his partners were induced to establish TFPD when they experienced the sense of despondency amongst the community members they met who were owners of decaying tourism facilities.  TFPD’s mission it is to “Partner with Communities to commercialise their tourism assets” and thereby create rural employment. Key to TFPD’s vision is to ensure that the community-owned lodges it manages and their operational staff, drawn from local communities, are of a standard equivalent to any comparative commercially-owned lodge in Southern African. In addition to its management role, TFPD facilitates fund raising initiatives on behalf of communities to enable them to develop or resuscitate tourism infrastructure on their land.

Glynn was a co-founder of Fine Music Radio and has served on the council and audit committee of the National Film and Video Foundation of SA. Until recently he was a member of the Council of the Marist Brothers Schools in South Africa.