// David Scanlan - Director of People and Culture
Director of People and Culture

David Scanlan

St Hilda's Anglican School for Girls

About David Scanlan

David joined St Hilda’s in 2020 as the Director of People & Culture.  In this role he drives the people development, cultural direction, talent acquisition and compliance functions of the School.

Prior to joining St Hilda’s, David worked in private practice as lawyer. He spent much of his career at international law firm Ashurst in their Perth Employment and Industrial Relations team, starting there as a graduate and leaving as a Senior Associate.  Immediately before joining St Hilda’s, he worked as Special Counsel at Bartlett Workplace Lawyers and Consultants, heading up its Perth office.  He has broad commercial legal experience, primarily in industrial relations, general employment, occupational health and safety, privacy, matters relating to discrimination, harassment and workplace bullying as well as various other commercial areas.

David also spent several years working in the not-for-profit sector as the Employee Relations Manager at St John Ambulance WA.  In this role, David was responsible for providing strategic advice and guidance to the organisation on all employee relations and human resources issues. This included employee engagement issues, leadership training, change management, enterprise agreement negotiations, recruitment and managing performance and disciplinary issues. Given David’s legal background, he was also involved in managing the organisation’s needs regarding legal and compliance matters.

David brings to the role significant experience in the private commercial sector as well as a strong understanding of modern ER, IR and HR practices.