Peter Yates AM FTSE FAICD BCom (Melb), Master of Science (MGT) (Stanford), Doctorate of the University (Murdoch)
Peter is Deputy Chair of AIA Australia Limited and Chair of Colonial Mutual Life Assurance Society Limited, a Director of Linfox Australia Pty Ltd and Mutual Trust Pty Ltd. He is Chairman of the Royal Institution of Australia, the Australian Science Media Centre, the Faculty of Business and Economics at Melbourne University, the Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation, the Shared Value Project, the Centre for Personalised Immunology at ANU and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology at UNSW.
From 2004-2007 Peter was Managing Director of Oceania Capital Partners and from 2001- 2004 he was Chief Executive Officer of Publishing and Broadcasting Limited. Until 2001, he worked in the Investment Banking industry including 15 years with Macquarie Bank. He speaks Japanese, having studied at Keio University in Tokyo.
Until 30 June 2019, Peter was Deputy Chairman of The Myer Family Investments Ltd. He has been a Director of the Royal Children’s Hospital and the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Asialink, Publishing and Broadcasting, Crown Ltd, Foxtel Ltd, The Nine Network, Ninemsn, Ticketek, Veda Ltd, Oceania Capital Partners Ltd, the National Portrait Gallery, and the Australia-Japan Foundation.
In the June 2011 Queen’s Birthday Honours, Peter was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia and in 2017 was made a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE). In 2019 was awarded the Australian Academy of Science Medal.