Mr Phillip Scanlan AM
Consul-General in New York, United States of America
Mr Phillip Scanlan AM commenced the role of Australian Consul General in New York in April 2009.
Consul General Phillip Scanlan's distinguished career spans business, education, public policy and non-government organisation (NGO) entrepreneurship. He has more than 25 years of international experience in senior, chief executive and chairman roles with public companies - notably, in his leadership roles at Coca Cola Amatil which achieved 'best performer' status among the Australian Stock Exchange's top 30 listed companies in the early 1990s.
He is the founder of the Australian American Leadership Dialogue, which plays an influential and bipartisan role in building links between Australia and the United States.
In the late 1970s, he served on the staffs of two State parliaments, New South Wales and South Australia. In 1977, he was a spokesperson for Amnesty International in South Australia.
From 1993-96, he chaired both the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPA) and Concord (Sydney 2000 Olympics) Hospital. He was Chairman of the Victorian Sustainable Energy Authority, based in Melbourne, from 1998 to 2000.
Phillip Scanlan is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD), Executive Fellow of Melbourne Business School and Fellow at the Australian and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG).
He is a longstanding member of the Young President's Organisation/World President's Organisation (YPO/WPO) global entrepreneurial network, has served on the Business Council of Australia, and has been National Governor of the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce, and on the Board of Asialink.
He has served on the Fulbright board and was inaugural Chairman of The Sydney Institute, where he remains Emeritus Governor.
Phillip Scanlan was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 1998, in recognition of his voluntary service to international relations and promotion of public health and environmental concerns. In 2003, he received the Centenary Medal.
He studied economics at Sydney University, history at Oxford and public administration at Harvard University.
Every available moment Phillip spends with his wife Julie and seven children aged between 12 and 32.