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

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.