Kellie Hancock is a Sydney girl by birth, but has lived in Northern Rivers NSW, New Zealand, PNG, Melbourne, East Gippsland Vic and Perth WA. She’s currently enjoying reacquainting herself with the nation’s capital, Canberra where she lived for a couple of years as a child.
With a Diploma in Marketing, Kellie brings 22-years’ hands-on experience working in communications across a range of skillsets including journalism, publishing, editing, public relations and marketing. She brings to her role a well-rounded history of public and private sector work in the areas of education, health, art, tourism, insurance and economic consulting.
Outside her corporate career Kellie has a keen interest in arts and health and has studied Art Therapy at Ikon Institute of Australia and arts-based healthcare at the College of Health and Medicine, University of Tasmania. Combining her skills in writing and arts-based health, she wrote a grant application and with funds received ran an art project in East Gippsland, Victoria. She coached indigenous youth to create artwork from recycled car parts which culminated in an exhibition in the regional gallery.
The opportunity to help Australia’s leading Indigenous leadership training organisation is one that Kellie is excited about. “I’m delighted to have this opportunity to contribute to the growth of AILC and look forward to developing solid relationships in the community.”