Peter Scanlon AO
Mr Scanlon is the Chair and founder of Taverners Group, a private family company with a range of diversified businesses and investments. He has held numerous board positions in public companies, including Director and Chair of Patrick Corporation (1991 – 2007). Chair of Wormald International (1993 – 1995) and Deputy Chair of AFP Corporation (1989 -1998). He was an AFL Commissioner (1984 – 1993). He was Chairman of the TAB from 1993 to 1995, setting up the transition from public to private ownership.
Mr Scanlon was Chair of the Migration Council Australia and a Director of the Grattan Institute. The Migration Council Australia (MCA) is an independent non-partisan not-for-profit body established to enhance the productive benefits of Australia’s migration and humanitarian programs. The Grattan Institute is an independent think tank dedicated to developing high-quality public policy for Australia.
Peter Scanlon is also the Chair of the Scanlon Foundation. The Foundation's primary focus is fostering social cohesion. The foundation funds a range of activities, including social survey research into attitudes to migration and projects to promote the participation of new migrants. He is also Chair/Director of Community Hubs Australia and Chair/Director of the Scanlon Foundation Research Institute Limited.
In 2016 Mr Scanlon was made an Honorary Fellow of the Monash University and awarded the Alumni of Distinction Outstanding Achievement Award from Melbourne University.