Anthea Hancocks

Board Member

Anthea Hancocks   Board Profile

B.Sc in Zoology & Anthropology, Masters in Business & Anthropology, MBA - Organisational Development, FAICD

Anthea is the CEO of The Scanlon Foundation and CEO of the Scanlon Foundation Research Institute.

The Scanlon Foundation is a private, philanthropic organisation dedicated to social cohesion with a particular focus on the transition of migrants into Australian society. She brings an extensive background in business development, education, communications, relationship and services marketing and strategic planning. Anthea has broad, senior executive experience in private, government and non-profit organisations.

She has previously held senior leadership positions at Herbert Geer, the National Australia Bank, Melbourne Business School, and Deloitte following an earlier career in museums and academia both in Australia and in the United States.

In 2018, Anthea was appointed as a member of the Australian Multicultural Council. She is a member of the Victorian Government’s African Action Plan Implementation Committee and is the Chair of the Monash Migration Inclusion Centre Industry Board and Chair of the Huddle Advisory Committee at the North Melbourne Football Club.

She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD) and an accredited mediator with the Australian Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators. Anthea is a Director on the Board of the Scanlon Foundation and Chair of Welcoming Australia.


  • The Young Men's Christian Association of Victoria Inc. (November 2011)
  • Victorian YMCA Youth and Community Services Inc. (November 2011) 

Sub Committees: 

  • Governance Personnel Sub Committee
  • YMCA Learning Communities Ltd Board

OccupationCEO The Scanlon Foundation and CEO of the Scanlon Foundation Research Institute

Area of Specialty and ExpertiseChange management, strategy and leadership, organisational development and culture, education and training, marketing and business development, fundraising and philanthropy, cultural diversity, social cohesion, research, community development and governance.