Hancock-Mills also a businesswoman
FAMILY First candidate Di Hancock-Mills, a family orientated woman, is one of six candidates running for the Federal seat of Flynn in this weekend’s election.
Di Hancock-Mills was born on December 19, 1951 in Ferntree Gully, Victoria.
Showing leadership qualities early in life, Ms Hancock-Mills was elected by her fellow students as prefect in form 4, and as Head Prefect in form 5, which was a first for Wonthaggi State High School.
In time Ms Hancock-Mills was to follow in the footsteps of her aunt by becoming a fashion designer.
She was the chief organiser of a development project caravan park at Hervey Bay.
It was during this time that Ms Hancock-Mills and her husband decided to begin their family.
She ventured to New Zealand for a couple years. On her return, after a short while in Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast Ms Hancock-Mills relocated to Central Queensland where she won a tender with a local mining company.
Before long she was operating a thriving contracting business and a successful retail outlet.
While being the live-in carer for her elderly mother for four years, Ms Hancock-Mills took a new direction into the real estate industry as an agent with her own franchise in Emerald and Blackwater with a presence in Alpha.
In addition, she went on to qualify as an auctioneer, commercial agent and finance broker.
Ms Hancock-Mills lives with her family and enjoys watching her granddaughter grow and guiding her daughter and son-in-law in the challenges of life.
This brought Ms Hancock-Mills to see the need for families to be represented in the political arena.