Hank is an Aboriginal man from northern Tasmania and an active and prominent member of the Aboriginal community with involvement at all levels including local, State and Federal. He is a past member of the interim Aboriginal Heritage Council and is deeply involved in Aboriginal education and the promotion of ongoing Aboriginal culture in Tasmania, working with many schools and education groups to deliver and promote meaningful Aboriginal history.
Hank is currently a member of several boards, committees and councils dealing with a wide range of Aboriginal affairs and land management issues. He works with many major land managers and operators, to help them better manage Aboriginal heritage values. He is a member of the National Parks and Wildlife Advisory Council, as an Aboriginal Heritage Advisor, dealing with land management issues in the National Parks and the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.
Hank's appointment as a Council member was due to end on 7 May 2023 but has been extended until 6 November 2023.