Anthea Hancocks

Board Member

Anthea Hancocks

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

Anthea is the CEO of The Scanlon Foundation.

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 Executive Reference Group for the Social Cohesion and Multicultural Research Institute, established to develop a research program to address the issues facing Victoria, including those relating to multiculturalism, intercultural relations, youth affairs and extremism. She is a member of the African Action Plan Implementation Committee and is the Chair of the Monash Migration Inclusion Centre Industry Board.

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, Director of the Whitehorse Community Chest and Chair of Welcome to Australia.


  • The Young Men's Christian Association of Victoria Inc. (November 2011)
  • Victorian YMCA Youth and Community Services Inc. (November 2011)
  • Victorian Accommodation Services Pty Ltd (December 2012)


Sub Committee Member: Governance

Occupation: CEO The Scanlon Foundation

Area of Specialty and Expertise: Change management, strategy and leadership, organisational development and culture, education and training, marketing and business development.