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Tony Hancy has held a number of senior management roles since 1978 until he retired from full time employment in 2003. From 1978 to 1984 he was the Finance and Operations Director for the Quaker Oats Company in Australasia. In 1984 he joined Arthur Andersen and Co and became a partner in 1986. In 1989 he was one of a number of partners that became the newly formed Andersen Consulting. The latter becoming a public company, Accenture Limited, listed on the New York stock exchange. He retired from Accenture in 2003.
Tony’s final role was to oversee the operations of Accenture Technology Ventures in Australia and Accenture Corporate Development in ANZ from 2001 to 2003. He was actively involved in all the Asia Pacific investment decisions of Accenture ventures.
Prior to this role Tony spent 12 years serving as a Managing Partner for Accenture, firstly as Managing Partner for the Strategy Practices in the Asia Pacific region and more recently as the Managing Partner for the Products Client Group in Australia and New Zealand. Tony has been responsible for a number of multinational clients within the region including Unilever, Pacific Dunlop Ltd and the Fosters Brewing Group. He was also instrumental in establishing the Supply Chain practice service line in the Asia Pacific region.
At the same time Tony was the Managing Partner for Accenture’s healthcare practice in the Asia Pacific Region with major clients including The Sisters of Charity, The St John of God Healthcare System and Epworth Hospital. He served as a member of the Board of St John of God in Australia and St John of God Ballarat for a number of years.
In the last 10 years Tony has established a new Winery/vineyard in Australia on the Mornington Peninsula. Prancing Horse Estate (named by James Halliday in his 2007 Wine Companion as one of the 10 best new wineries in Australia) and acquired a major shareholding in an existing wine company (Carlei) in 2002. Both businesses are recognised as outstanding 5 star operations in Australia. Prancing Horse Estate has been expanded from the original 5 acres planted in 1990 to 11 acres in 2006 with a further 2 acres currently being planted at a recently acquired property in Red Hill. In 2006 Tony commenced production of his own brand in France.
Tony is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the CPA Association in ANZ and the Australian Institute of Management. He has been actively involved in serving on the Board of a number of not for profit organisations in Australia including the Fight Cancer Foundation (previously known as the Bone Marrow Donor Institute.) He was until 2009 a member of the Strategy Committee of the largest private engineering consulting firm in Asia Pacific – Sinclair, Knight, Merz (SKM) for the last five years. He and his wife are life benefactors of Heide Museum of Modern Art and maintain an active interest in the sponsorship of art and in particular, sculpture in Australia.
- Bachelor of Commerce
- Master of Business Administration