Tanya Hosch is the Executive General Manager of Inclusion and Social Policy at the Australian Football League and in 2021 South Australian – Australian of the year
Ms. Hosch has a long and distinguished history in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander policy, advocacy, governance and is an accomplished public speaker.
Before joining the AFL as the first ever Indigenous person and 2rd woman in their Executive ranks in August 2016, Tanya was the Joint Campaign director of the Recognise movement for constitutional recognition.
At the AFL Tanya’s portfolios include – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues, Gender Equality, Sexuality and Gender Diversity, racism and sexism. Tanya is tasked with the implementation of the AFL’s enhanced Indigenous strategy, advising the AFL National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Council, maintenance of the Respect and Responsibility Policy, 2017, the AFL’s Gender Action Plan and the Gender Diversity Policy.
Tanya is a Co-Chair of the Indigenous Advisory Group of the National Australia Bank, a Director of the Australian Film, Television and Radio School, was a former Board Director of Circus Oz and was a member of the Referendum Council that led the process and final recommendation that resulted in The Uluru Statement from the Heart in May 2017. A career highlight was contributing as a Consultant on the ABC drama, Total Control where she later appeared in a cameo part in Season 2.
In 2021, Tanya was listed at number 6 on the Australian Financial Reviews list of Australian Cultural Influencers. In December 2022, Tanya was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Flinders University.